Mrs. Maiese



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Mrs. Jillian Maiese

Hello there!


Thank you for taking interest in learning about me, your new teacher!  The picture of the young girl is actually ME when I was in first grade!  I loved first grade as a student, and I love first grade as a teacher!  


I feel both proud and privileged to serve as an educator at Titus Elementary.  My journey at Titus began as a student teacher where I enjoyed teaching both 3rd and 6th grade students.  Following my student teaching assignment, I was invited to remain at Titus as a third-grade teacher.  I loved spending 10 of my teaching years as a third grade teacher and I also love igniting a love of learning with our younger students at Titus.  First grade is a magical year of learning, friendships, and fun.  Titus is my second home and teaching is my passion.  It is a joy working alongside students, their families, and our amazing staff each and every day.


I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Elementary Education and minor in Deaf Education.  I love infusing sign language into our daily routines and lessons.  I continued my passion for learning and earned my Masters degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Temple University.  I enjoy learning as much as I enjoy teaching, and I am always looking to develop as a professional.


I live in Lansdale with my husband, Mike and our five-year-old son, Jasper.  We also have a barking cat named Roxy.  Mr. Maiese is patiently waiting to get a "big" dog.


In my spare time, I enjoy being outside!  I love hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, exploring new places, reading, writing, traveling, spreading random acts of kindness, and spending time with my amazing family and friends.  I guess you could say I have a lot of interests and hobbies, which makes it easy for me to connect with my students!


Other Fun Facts About Mrs. Maiese

Nicknames growing up: Jilly, Jillybean, Queenie, Petunia, Jrock

Favorite Foods: Nav Ratan Korma (Indian), Huevos Rancheros (Mexican)


Favorite dessert: Coffee ice cream

Farthest place traveled: China

Coolest trampoline trick: Knee flip

Highest hike: Angels Landing Zion National Park

Neatest Flash Mob Participated in:  Mickey Mouse Master Moves Mickey Flash Mob in NYC - YouTube (I'm there, but impossible to find)

Favorite sport to play: lacrosse and basketball

Favorite sport to watch: football

Excited about...FIRST GRADE WITH YOU!