Phone: 209-6215 x3208
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary Education, St. Bonaventure University, Oxford University, UK M.S. Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, SUNY Albany M.S. Special Education, Mercy College Permanent Certification Elementary Ed. PreK-6 Professional Certification Special Ed. 1-6
Mrs. Beth Funigiello
A Little About Me:
Hello, Families! Here is a little information about me:
I started my career, after graduating from Orchard Park and St. Bonaventure University, as a Preschool Director for the Southtowns YMCA and later the Executive Director of the Lancaster YMCA where I directed many Preschools throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region, including the UPK at Lakeshore and Orchard Park. I then taught a Second Grade Integrated Co-Teaching Class at the Charter School for Applied Technologies for three years before taking a little time to stay home with my two daughters and earn my Masters in Curriculum Development and Technology in Education from SUNY Albany. I re-started my career and was honored to substitute mainly at Eggert Elementary for three years where I was inspired to go back to school for a Masters in Special Education. I left Orchard Park Central to teach a Grades 3-5 Life Skills class in Lakeshore Central, but I am thrilled to return to Eggert for my third year back in Orchard Park!
I live in Orchard Park with my husband and our daughters! I have a love for coffee (any coffee), gardening, softball, Jim Henson, picking up sea glass on the beach, London, playing piano, rabbits, Roald Dahl, the colors cranberry and yellow, and being with my family. Oh, and I know you are wondering how to say my last name!! (FOO-Ni–JELLO) 😊
A Little About Our Room:
Our classroom is founded on showing respect, verbalizing needs, and demonstrating friendship. Our academics, our schedule, and our yearly scope and sequence rotate around a classroom environment that shows kindness and empathy towards each other, our school, and the community. We take time for positive reinforcement, motivation, and encouragement throughout the day to maintain a positive learning atmosphere for all.
Due to our schedule, it is easiest for me to respond via e-mail, through Seesaw, and through written notes home in your child’s daily communication folder.