Meet the Teacher

NAME: Mrs. Alison Costello


CLASS: 2nd Grade

SCHOOL PHONE: 845-680-1300

Meet the Teacher!

My name is Alison Costello and I am thrilled to be your child's teacher this 
year.  Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in West Nyack and 
have had a strong connection to South Orangetown schools my entire life.  My mother, Evelyn Murphy, was a teacher at Cottage Lane for over 30 years so I grew up understanding what a wonderful place South Orangetown is to go to grow 
up and go to school. This past year was particularly exciting for my family as 
we welcomed our daughter, Juliet, in February. Your children will, no doubt, 
be hearing A LOT about her! 

I  received a B.A. from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in Theatre and
then continued on to get my Masters Degrees in Childhood Education and 
Educational Administration at Long Island University.  In addition, I am also 
certified to teach Gifted and Talented. 

My teaching career began at P.S.187 in Washington Heights where I taught
Kindergarten for 4 years.  I was overjoyed when in 2004 I was offered a 1st
Grade position at William O. Schaefer.  I spent 3 wonderful years at W.O.S.
and was then given the opportunity to teach 2nd grade! I've now been teaching 
2nd graders for the past 8 years! I love coming to school each day and am so 
grateful to be in such a fantastic district!

In my spare time I love to be involved in theatre, read, write, cook and spend
time with my family and friends. I hope this gives you a little more insight
into who I am.  I can't wait to meet all of you and learn about you and your