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Mrs. Mary Beth DePalma

6th Grade Social Studies

My name is Mrs. DePalma (née Sfraga) and I am the sixth grade Carnegie social studies teacher! 

I am originally from Wayne but Verona holds a very special place in my heart. Growing up, my family and I would often visit Verona to enjoy the many restaurants and shops the town has to offer. 

I graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor's degree in economics, a certification in finance, and a minor in anthropology and sociology. After college, I received my teaching certification from William Paterson University in elementary education and middle school social studies and math. 

Outside of school, I like to spend time in Saratoga, NY at my family’s home. I especially like to spend time with the family dog, Freddie. I love the beach and being outside. I enjoy travelling and even studied abroad in London for four months. I love learning through new experiences and places.

All that aside, I consider my role at HBW one of my life’s greatest accomplishments. I began my first year here in September of 2017 and I am so excited to be joining the team for another wonderful school year! I can’t wait to be your teacher!

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