This week’s Teacher of the Week is 5th grade Gold Team Reading teacher, Jill Buoso. Mrs. Buoso earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Cabrini College and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a certification in Elementary Education, from Muhlenberg College. She has been a teacher at VFMS for eleven years. Before coming to VFMS, Mrs. Buoso taught 6th grade reading, math and English for four years at Downingtown Middle School. She and her husband, Emanuele, have an eight year old daughter, Alessia Mae.
In an interview with the PTO, Mrs. Buoso shared the following information:
Pets – Bella, a fifteen year old yellow lab.
Hobbies now – Horseback riding, knitting and exercising.
Hobbies, sports and interests when you were in middle school – Was in the marching band, played the clarinet and did gymnastics.
Interesting/little known facts or talents – Mrs. Buoso worked on cruise ships for seven years, sailing to destinations like Alaska, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean Islands. She married and lived in Italy before moving back to the States to teach.
Advice for parents of middle school children – Keep the lines of communication open with your children by asking questions, which engage you in a conversation beyond one word responses. Eventually you will ask the “right” question and a wealth of information will unfold.