Welcome to Mrs.G's class
Aloha! Welcome to another fabulous school year. My name is Michelle Garofalo and this is my 19th year of teaching with the Hawaii DOE, although this is my very first year at IPES. I'm looking forward to having lots of fun providing your child with meaningful, hand-on learning opportunities.
My favorite part of teaching is watching the students grow and progress over the school year. Please help me to be the best teacher I can be and let's build a great home/school educational partnership. These times are challenging as we are all facing a pandemic and uncertainty. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone, email, or a virtual meeting.
This is my 19 year of teaching with the Hawaii DOE! I have a bachelor’s degree in special education and a masters in curriculum & instruction with an emphasis on early childhood PK-3rd grade. I have spent my career teaching mostly preschool special education, but I have also taught kindergarten and 4th grade. In addition, I spent 3 years as an Autism Consultant Teacher, in which I provided strategies and support to special education teachers from grades preschool through high school.