New Teacher Alert: Ms. Frazier


Ryan Fijol

New teacher Ms. Frazier teaches her Special Education class.

Ryan Fijol, Editor

As the new school year has begun at Woodbridge High School, it has also brought new teachers and staff members along with it. Ms. Frazier is one of those new teachers and is teaching Special Education for this 2021 – 2022 school year.

Barron Perspective: Where are you from?
Gina Frazier: Woodbridge

BP: When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
GF: Marine Biologist

BP: Where did you attend school before college?
GF: I actually attended WHS.

BP: What made you want to be a teacher and when did you realize this?
GF: My mom is in education so I always sort of leaned in that direction. I knew I wanted to help people but wasn’t exactly sure in what aspect. During college I observed in classroom for students with disabilities and that’s when I knew this is what I want to do with my life.

BP: What college did you attend? What was your major? What activities did you enjoy while there and why?
GF: I attended Willy P for my undergrad and received my Psychology degree. I then went on to NJCU for my masters in Education.

BP: What is your previous teaching experience, if any?
GF: I subbed for a long time while I was working on my Masters then got hired at Colonia Middle and worked there for 8 years before coming here.

BP: What classes are you currently teaching and what will you be teaching next semester?
GF: I teach a self-contained class, my students stay with me all day for the whole year. I teach a little bit of everything, all the academic subjects plus things like life-skills and daily living skills. Just some examples, we sometimes work on things like washing your hands properly, asking for help when you need it or preparing a meal to name a few.

BP: How were your first few days of the school year at Woodbridge High School? What do you like about WHS?
GF: They were a little overwhelming! Its so big here compared to the middle school but everyone is nice and friendly. Administration has been very supportive in making the transition as smooth as possible.

BP: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities, if so, what and why?
GF: I’m still getting settled here and I also have 2 small children at home so I haven’t made time for that yet. Maybe in the future.

BP: How do you plan on making this a good school year?
GF: Stay positive, laugh as much as possible and lean on each other. Giving a little grace is my motto for the year, both to others and myself.

BP: What are you looking forward to this school year and why?
GF: I’d love to get to a football game. I have great memories of going to the games when I was a student here.

BP: What hobbies do you enjoy outside of school?
GF: I love just spending time with my family, reading and baking

BP: Is there anything else you would like to add?
GF: If anybody is interested in learning more about my class, we welcome visitors!