Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts:English and Theater from Fordham University at Lincoln Center Master of Fine Arts : Costume Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
Mrs. Sharon De Rosa Smolen
Welcome to our eighth grade classroom. My name is Sharon DeRosa Smolen, and I currently teach English Honors, English Regular and Public Speaking. When I am not grading papers or creating lessons, you can often find me on stage or singing somewhere.
Each year, a new group of students has stepped into my classroom, and each year I am excited to share with them my love for the English Language and the arts. This year is no exception. Allow me to share with you one of my favorite quotes by Christa McAuliffe, the teacher who perished in the Challenger Space Shuttle accident: “I touch the future; I teach.” Let’s create an amazing future together!