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  • Ms. Hanselman has been an educator in New Jersey for 29 years, spending the past 25 in the Berkeley Heights School District as both an elementary classroom teacher and art teacher. She was named "Educator of the Year" for Mountain Park School in 2001, and again in 2021 for Thomas P. Hughes School.

    A proud alumna of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. and graduate student of The College of New Jersey, " Ms.H." (along with her sidekick, "Splatter,") enjoys connecting her students' amazing imaginations to culture, nature, performing, history, literature, science, mathematics, music, and problem-solving through the creative process.

    Every September is an exciting adventure! 

    It is so wonderful hearing how students Grades 3-5 have spent their vacations with their imaginations!

    Splatter and I can't wait to see you in class! 



    Students may receive the following overall grade each trimester related to varied units or techniques.

    (E) Emerging 

    (D) Developing

    (S) Secure



  • Ms. Hanselman teaches at Mountain Park School & Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School.