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Tainisha Lopez » Tainisha Lopez

Tainisha Lopez

2nd Grade Teacher

"When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts."
-Dalai Lama


Welcome to our classroom website! I am so excited to have your child and you be part of this exciting year. Second grade is an amazing year, full of learning and making memories. I believe a key part of a successful year is the communication between parent and teacher. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions, comments, or concerns. My email is or through the Seesaw App. 
In our classroom we follow the 5 Bees:
Be Safe, Be Cooperative, Be Respectful, Be Kind, & Be Peaceful. 

About Mrs. Lopez 

"I call my students 'my kids' because in our year together they aren't just kids on my class list,
they become a part of my heart." 
Teaching is a special career. The difference and relationships you make with your students last a lifetime and that is one of my favorite parts of being a teacher. Ever since I was little I always wanted to work with children. I am so thankful that I was able to achieve this goal of mine, when I got my job as a second grade teacher here at Maple Hill in 2008. Maple Hill School is full of wonderful teachers and staff. The teachers and staff collaborate with each other to make sure all students receive the best education. We want our students We love and respect our students, just as our students respect us. As part of Naugatuck Public Schools, we empower a community of learners and want our students to epitomize the Vision of the Graduate. 
My boys during summer time!  
Education: B.S. in Education concentration in Math, Central Connecticut State University; M.S.E.D. in Reading and Language Arts, University of St. Joseph
Teaching Since: 2008
Working in Naugatuck since: 2008
A few of my favorite things: Dunkin Donuts, Mets, technology, math, dancing, family, friends, Disney World 
A fun fact about me: I speak, read, and write Spanish; I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico; I have two handsome boys and a wonderful husband. 
Donations welcomed: tissues, hand sanitizer, pencils, big erasers