Mrs. Centineo joined SAA in 2012 and currently teaches Language Arts to students in third through fifth grade, and serves as the school's Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach. As SEL Coach, she ensures that SEL best practices are integrated into classrooms and family partnerships.
SEL enhances students' capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. By providing targeted resources and coaching for teachers, she helps identify the SEL needs in their classrooms and to implement SEL seamlessly across the curriculum. Tina also works closely with parents to establish a strong school-home SEL connection.
Mrs. Centineo holds a B.A. in Applied Behavior Science, a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education, and is currently pursuing Social Emotional Learning Leadership certificate through Rutgers University’s Department of Psychology. She is a member of both the National Association for Gifted Children and the National Council of Teachers of English.