Mrs. O'Connor, formerly known as Ms. Lopez, is thrilled to be teaching 5th grade math this year at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School! Mrs. O'Connor earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Seton Hall University. She holds three certifications including Elementary School Teacher (K-6), Teacher of Students with Disabilities, and Teacher of English (K-12). She also earned her Master of Arts Degree in Instructional Design and Technology with a concentration in Autism Studies from Seton Hall University. Mrs. O'Connor has enjoyed her time working within The Verona Public Schools. She began her career at F.N. Brown as a third grade teacher. Prior to this, she interned and student taught at F.N. Brown.
Mrs. O'Connor will be returning from her maternity leave this year and is excited to begin another great year at HBW! She will also serve as the Team Coordinator for Team 5C.