Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lynn Mongiardini-Potts
I grew up in Toms River, NJ with a loving family consisting of my mom, dad, and two brothers. I pursued my life long dream of becoming a teacher fifteen years ago. I am certified in Elementary Education and am also endorsed in ESOL. Prior to being a 5th grade teacher at Sallie Jones Elementary, I taught 2nd and 3rd grade at SJE, as well as a 3rd grade teacher at Myakka River Elementary for 9 years. I began my career as a 5th grade teacher at Peace River Elementary. I was awarded Charlotte County's District Teacher of the Year in 2018. It was an incredible year learning other teaching techniques used by our state. I am married to a wonderful man that we were lucky enough to blend our families with; my son, Luciano, who is an active eight year old that keeps me busy and is a 2nd grader at SJE, my 13 year old bonus daughter, Olivia, who puts up with Luciano's antics, and Red, our 11 month old Golden Doodle.
My mission as a teacher is to help my students realize that through learning, they can enhance their life in a positive way. I want to help all of my students believe in themselves and through that belief, take on the challenges of life and push themselves forward.