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100 Dorchester Rd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Tel: (201) 930-5600 ext. 
Email: jbalsano@woodcliff-lake.com

Welcome to Fourth Grade! I’m excited to return to Dorchester Elementary School.  This year at Dorchester will be my 14th year teaching elementary school. Prior to joining Woodcliff Lake, I taught 3rd grade for six years in Edgewater, New Jersey. I was also a 3rd and 4th grade teacher and ESL Facilitator in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada for six years. I am looking forward to a successful school year and I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Our classroom will be a student-centered learning environment where we work as a team to meet our individual and class goals. I believe that our classroom should be a place where students should be excited to come each morning. I look forward to our class working hard to meet our challenges using a variety of strategies.

Please do not hesitate to contact me throughout the year with any questions you may have. The easiest way to reach me is through email at:


Mr. Balsano