Ms. Jessica Shackil
Riverdale Public School
973-839-1300 Ext. 118
Hello! My name is Ms. Jessica Shackil. I teach 3rd grade and absolutely LOVE
it!! This is going to be my fourth year teaching 3rd grade at Riverdale. In 2008, I graduated
from Montclair State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Later, in
2010, I received a Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education
from Montclair's Graduate School. I am very passionate about my job and am thankful
every day that I get to do what I love; teach. This past Christmas Eve, Dom and I got
engaged and we will be getting married February 7, 2014. This year has so much in store,
and I can't wait to let the fun begin.
In addition, this is my second year as the National Junior Honor Society Advisor. I am also
part of the School Planning Committee and the School Safety Team.
Some FUN facts about me:
I have 2 sisters and a brother who I LOVE DEARLY!
I have the best parents ever- they are my BIGGEST FANS!!!
I used to drive a school bus.
I have been sky diving with my fiance Dom. <3
I am OBSESSED with my dog Phil!!!
I teach dance in Boonton and am the Director of a dance studio in Clifton where I also
I have a WEIRD allergy to metal and can't wear costume jewelry.
I LOVE to snowboard and try to hit the slopes as much as I can.
I have a goal to visit all 50 states and do something COOL in each one of them.
This summer I added 6 states (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama and
Virginia) to my list while on a road trip with one of my best friends. (The photo above
was taken on our road trip. We went horseback riding in Kentucky.)
My mission is to instill a deep love for learning within all of my students.