Degrees and Certifications:

Master of the Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University

Mr. Michael Rivera

I am excited to join the Wallington School District as the Vocal Music Teacher at both Gavlak and Jefferson Elementary Schools as well as Choir Director for our 4th -6 th Grade Gavlak Students and at Wallington Jr/Sr. High School. I come to Wallington from the Bayonne School District, having previously taught Band/Orchestra, Choir, and General Music. My philosophy to teaching music is this: EVERYONE has the ability to be musical. It is important to be exposed to such a creative art form. Students will be challenged to think critically, creatively, but most importantly, perform and transform into musicians.

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