Phone: 908-232-8828 ext. 340


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: BS in Special Education MS in Literacy Education Certifications: Elementary School Teacher Teacher of the Handicapped Reading Specialist

Mrs. Michelle Cruz

Educational and Professional Background

    I completed my undergraduate degree at The College of New Jersey (formerly known as Trenton State College) with a major in Special Education and a minor in Psychology. After graduation I began working for the Franklin Township Public Schools as a 5th Grade teacher. The following year I started in the Summit Public Schools, also as a 5th grade teacher. During my tenure in Summit, I taught 1st, 4th and 5th grades and was trained in Reading and Writing Workshop. I attended Rutgers University for my graduate degree in Literacy Education where I earned my Reading Specialist certification. With 10+ years of experience as a classroom teacher, I joined the Mountainside School District in 2016 as their Reading Specialist and Basic Skills (AIM) Coordinator.