Posted on 01/16/2020
Dear Parents/Guardians:

Hello! My name is Ms. Castano, Media Specialist at School Two. This school year will be my eighth year working at School No.2. I have been teaching as a Media Specialist for the past fifteen years in various school districts; teaching pre-k to high school. I am very excited to bring my knowledge and expertise to the Fort Lee Public Schools.  I believe reading is a fundamental block of life, which broadens our knowledge above and beyond the horizon to different experiences in the world.   Throughout my career, I have learned and will continue to learn new ways in which to approach techniques and strategies to help improve the learning process. I LOVE to READ and I will promote the LOVE of READING to my students. 

 In the Media Center, there are certain teacher and student’s expectations that will be shared such; as respect, individualism, creativity, exploration, and collaborative elements.  Students will be responsible to check out materials and return them when they are due so they can check out other items. I will also be working closely with the classroom teachers to enhance the curriculum in the classroom by using technology. Throughout the school year, there will be different reading incentive programs to help students capture the love of reading. 

My doors are always open for new suggestions. Please feel free to contact me for comments/questions. 


Maria Ibelli Castano, MSLIS & MSET
Media Specialist/STEAM Teacher
Building Technology Assistant 
School No. 2 & LFCIS

Fort Lee Public Schools

Email: mcastano@flboe.com