Phone: 973-627-4600 ext. 406
Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education English-Secondary Education (6-12), B.A. Special Education, M.A.T. Educational Leadership, M.A. Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education
Mrs. Skomial was once a high school student in the Academy for Education and Learning (formerly called the "Child-Related Careers" program). Upon graduation, she earned her Bachelor's Degree in English-Secondary Education and began her career teaching Language Arts at a middle school in East Orange. Following this, Mrs. Skomial taught English for five years at Morris County School of Technology. For the past nine years, she has been the teacher of the Academy for Education and Learning.
Mrs. Skomial went on to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching (Special Education) from New Jersey City University in 2013 and a second Master of Arts (Educational Leadership) from Montclair State University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education.
During the 2016-2017 school year, Mrs. Skomial was selected as the Educator of the Year at Morris County School of Technology. In 2018, Mrs. Skomial was chosen as the Morris County Teacher of the Year and then the 2019 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. During a sabbatical from teaching, she worked for the New Jersey Department of Education and was a spokesperson for educators across the state and country.
Mrs. Skomial finds great joy in inspiring other future educators to follow this career path. If working with children is in your future, then so is the Academy for Education and Learning!