About Mrs. K

  • Monica M. Kwiatkowski




    MS in Middle Level Education                                                                 Conferred: December 2004

    Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota                                                                                                                             

    Art History Graduate Program                                                                         12 credits                             

                    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York                 


    BA in History

     Presidential Honors, Minor: English Literature,                                   Conferred: December 1999              

                    D’Youville College, Buffalo, New York                                                          


    Certificates      Cert. # 092-60-1698                                

    New York State Permanent Certification: Social Studies 7-12, & 5-6 extension

    New York State Initial Certification:  English/Language Arts: 7-12


    Teaching Experience

    Cuba-Rushford Central Schools, Cuba, New York     Fall 2000-present

    ?          Teaching Grade 8 Social Studies with an effective middle level team

    ?          Full inclusion classes coordinated with Special Education teacher

    ?          Implementing integrated lessons aligned to NYS Standards

    ?          Mentoring Teacher for the past 3 years

    ?          Director of Middle and High School Musical

    ?          Serving on Middle School Building Level Team, developed middle school homework policy and part of strategic planning for the district

    ?           Freshmen-Senior Class Advisor


    Our Lady of Czestochowa School, Cheektowaga, New York: Fall 1999-Spring 2000

    ?             7th  & 8th grade Mathematics and Science, 8th grade Social Studies, and Religion/Roman Catholic Church History, 6th grade Health

    ?             Developed Science Club for extracurricular enrichment



    ”Life and Leadership in Revolutionary AmericaSocial Science Docket: Joint Publication of the NY and NJ Councils for the Social Studies. Summer-Fall, 2007, Vol. 7 Number 2


    Nuts & Bolts of an Integrated Curriculum”, In Transition: Journal of the New York State Middle School Association. Winter 2004, Vol. XXI No. 2, p. 27


    Current Professional Development Activities

     Landmarks of American History NEH Workshop, FDR and the World Crisis, 1939-1945. Hyde Park, NY July 15-20, 2007

    Monticello-Stratford Hall Summer Seminar: Life and Leadership in Revolutionary America. Monticello & Stratford Hall July, 2006


    Activities and Affiliations

    -           Region 9 Director, New York State Middle School Association

    -           Member, National Middle School Association

    -           Executive Board Member Catteragus-Allegany Co. Teachers Center

    -           New York State Education Department Middle Level  Liaison , 2001-present



    -           Best Practices of NAPOMLE: with Prof. Leneda Laing, Walden University, NMSA Conference: November 4, 2005 Philadelphia, PA

    -           Constructivist Theories at Work: A collaborative presentation with Dr. Paul Vermette, Niagara University. New York State Council for Social Studies: March 25, 2004 Rochester, NY


     Fun Facts:

    Hometown  Depew, New York (just outside of Buffalo)

    Family Married with 2 children

    Years experience teaching: 9 

    Favorite Foods Pierogis & Golumbki, soup, & fresh bread 


    Favorite Color Orange


    Hobbies I enjoy reading, museums of all kinds, billards, playing cards, cooking, and traveling.