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Mrs. Teresa Di Martino


Parents, guardians and students, welcome to 2021-22's Italian classes at CMS and Italian - French classes at GLHS!

2021 marks my 15th year working for the Berkeley Heights School District and my 20th year working for New Jersey Public Schools. I began my teaching career in the East Hanover Public School District in 2002 prior to joining the Governor Livingston High School Staff, in 2007, as a World Language Teacher of Italian and French for grades 9-12. In 2010, I joined the Columbia Middle School Staff. This year, I will be teaching Italian at Columbia Middle School , Italian II and French I- French II at Governor Livingston High School. In 2014, I applied for and received a BHEF grant for innovative cultural activities to add to the Italian program at CMS and in 2016 and 2017 I received certificates of merit and monetary gifts from the Coccia Institute of New Jersey to award five of the most exemplary students of Italian language and culture. I am a regular contributor to the Corriere Della Sera online blog "Italians" and an active participant in cultural events sponsored by the Calandra Institute of Italian Studies in New York . I graduated with honors from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey, and I have earned dual certification from the State of New Jersey in Italian and French. I was born in Italy and lived in Naples for 23 years prior to coming to the United States on a Rotary Club Scholarship. While living abroad, I spent my summers at La Moubra, International Summer Camp, for 6 weeks/year of French immersion in Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland.

I enjoy sharing my love of the Italian and French languages and cultures with my students and my children. Due to my traveling schedule this year, it is best to contact me via email at the following address: