Phone: 201-775-6447


Degrees and Certifications:

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching M. Ed. in Reading B. S. in Elementary Education Supervisor Teacher of the Handicapped Reading Specialist Reading Teacher Elementary Teacher

Dr. Laurie Densen

My name is Dr. Laurie Densen and I am the Supervisor of the RMHS Learning Center.  I am beginning my 29th year in Ridgefield.  For 16 years, I was the Supervisor of the Slocum Skewes Learning Center, and a special education teacher and a Reading Specialist in the district before that.  I previously taught at St. Philip the Apostle School in Clifton and in the Paramus Public Schools. 

I graduated from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and from Bloomsburg University with a Master's degree in Reading. I received my doctoral degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University.  My dissertation focused on best reading practices for students classified with autism.

Outside of school, I am the mother of two daughters, one who is beginning her own journey as a special education teacher, and another who is a sophomore in college.  My husband is a Special Education teacher, as well.  I am a die-hard Yankees fan, and I love music and reading. 

Being an educator was all I ever wanted to do, and I am lucky to have worked with wonderful teachers and administrators over the course of my career. But most of all, I am fortunate to have worked with students who have brought me smiles and happiness, and most of all, taught me to find joy in everyday things.  

I look forward to working with the students and wonderful staff here at RMHS to see what we can accomplish this school year!