Mrs. Gina Bergman
St. Joseph School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
Why a Catholic Education Matters
I have attended Catholic Schools from Kindergarten through college and have treasured all my experiences throughout the years. I am grateful to all of the role models I encountered and hope to "give back" and contribute as positively to help the children who are our future. To teach at St. Joseph School provides me with the opportunity to share both my faith and my knowledge with each student. I am privileged to work with exceptional colleagues, parents and principal. Each are devoted to educating the "whole child."
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
B.A Canisius College
M.S SUNY Buffalo State College
St. Joseph School Advisor/Coordinator
Vacation Bible School Pre-K Teacher
Career Day Co-Chair
Academic Excellence Committee
Catholic Identity Committee
Local Community Involvement
St. Padre Pio Parish Children's Liturgy Planning Committee
My goal for the school year is to make second language learning fun and useful for the students! With minds ripe for language learning, they quite naturally pick up on pronunciation of Spanish from day one.
At the kindergarten thru 2nd grade level, the listening and speaking spectrums of communication in Spanish are emphasized. An exploratory vocabulary is presented to students as they are motivated by singing, games, puppets, and crafted learning tools that they take home for continued practice. The children also love to learn about Hispanic holidays in class.
At the 3rd thru 5th grade level, the students' Spanish skills are extended to reading and writing as well as continuing to strengthen their speaking and listening. They are actively engaged in lessons thru the use of role-playing, singing, and mastering vocabulary in fun ways.
At the 6th thru 8th grade level, the students work on mastering their ever-growing Spanish vocabulary and practice conversing in a more in depth manner. Students enjoy mini-skits which often reflect cultural themes. More formal Spanish grammar instruction enables the students to transfer their oral skills to correct formation of written Spanish. Textbooks are utilized to facilitate lessons and develop reading skills.