Welcome to the 7th and 8th grade history and 7th grade religion page. My name is Paola Joosten, and I am thrilled to join the exceptional faculty of Academy of Our Lady and continue my journey as a teacher in catholic education. I come to AoOL after enjoying 15 years of teaching middle school at St. A
nne School, Fair Lawn before it closed.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and received a graduate certification in elementary education from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.
I am known for my energetic and compassionate nature with my students, as well as, challeng
ing them to think and make connections. When not teaching or working on lessons, I enjoy traveling with my husband and daughter, attending Broadway shows, listening to music, and of course, watching the
I look forward to exploring and discussing our faith and our country with the 7th & 8th grade and for
ming wonderful relationships with the school community.