By Mrs. Stantial
I was born on March 29th. My parents are Donna and Lewis Gambale whom I love dearly. I have a wonderful husband named Dave and two amazing daughters named Abby and Allie. I also have two loving and kind brothers. My oldest brother is Kevin who lives in California and my younger brother Scott lives in Beverly. We all grew up in North Beverly and we all went to the North Beverly School.
I enjoyed many sports growing up such as soccer, softball and cheerleading throughout elementary school. I was also a Brownie and a Girl Scout. I played sports at Memorial Middle School as well and I had a paper route.
I entered Beverly High School and was on the honor roll while playing softball and cheerleading for both football and basketball. I graduated high school with some scholarships and decided to attend Westfield State College. I knew I wanted to become a teacher and decided to focus on becoming an elementary school teacher. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology and was thrilled to find a job teaching kids.
I began substitute teaching and was soon hired to teach fourth grade. I taught fourth grade for one year before switching to third grade. I have been teaching third grade ever since. I went to Salem State College and received my master’s degree in Special Education. I love teaching and working with kids. I also love spending time with my family and my favorite thing to do is take my daughters to West Beach. I love my career as a teacher and I am looking forward to another great year!