Contact information: 

    Email: spahlck@ridgefieldschools.com

    Phone: (201) 943-1861


    Degrees and Certifications: 

    B.A. in English

    M.A in Elementary Education

    M.A in Special Education

  • Mrs. Sarah J. Pahlck

    This will be my fifth year of teaching and my third year here in Ridgefield. Previously, I co-taught first, second and third grade and, this year, I am so excited to be heading the resource room program for first and second grade students. 


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    I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelors degree in English and Master's degrees in Elementary Education grades k-6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities grades k-12. I have had experience working with students of all ages and abilities from pre-k through adulthood. 


    My PhilosophiesThree Things Most People Don't Grasp about Growth Mindset | Teacher Booker


    Over the course of my career, I have dedicated my time to learning more about teaching students with dyslexia or other reading difficulties. I am passionate about being a "life-long learner" and finding new ways to meet the needs of my students daily. 

    I believe that frequent and open communication between home and school is the key to educational success. It is my goal to create a safe and loving learning environment where students have room to grow. I stress the importance of a "growth mindset" to all of my students, which allows them to be OK with mistakes and have the space to try new things.  

    What is "Growth Mindset"?


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    • I have 5 siblings

    • I play the trumpet and baritone horn

    • I have a dog named Murray

    • I know sign language

    • I love to read