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Ms. Cara Muratore
May 18, 2018

Cara Muratore Named Thompson Middle School ‘Teacher of the Year’

By Les Pierce

Ms. Cara Muratore

Ms. Cara Muratore

Ms. Cara Muratore has been named Thompson Middle School’s “Teacher of the Year”.  She teaches Math and is in her sixth year at Thompson.

She is a lifelong Middletown resident and graduated Thompson Middle School and Middletown High School South.  Upon graduating MHSS she went on to Georgian Court where she earned a BA in Mathematics and a certificate for secondary teaching.  In addition she also holds an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education.

Her favorite pastimes are cooking and baking.  Cara disclosed that she strives to make a new dessert from scratch every week.  Relating her baking to school she stated, “I thoroughly enjoy teaching fractions to sixth graders because I can relate it to my fun in the kitchen!”

Cara also enjoys participating in after school activities.  She chaperones school dances, chorus concerts, and band concerts.  She helps at school plays and attends at least one game of every sports team during their season.

Ms. Muratore described her teaching experiences stating, “The most exciting part about teaching at Thompson is, no matter how much planning I do, every day in every class is an exciting adventure and never goes exactly as planned.  I form a relationship with each student so I get to know them as learners and learn about them on a more personal level.  My current students and students from previous years feel comfortable to come in any morning to ask for help, share silly stories, or talk to me about anything, my classroom is never empty!  My students want to learn, want to be challenged, and want to find success in their ‘least’ favorite subject.”

Incidentally, Cara recently experienced a life-changing event.  On April 5 she married high school sweetheart Andrew Guglielmo.

Thompson Middle School Principal Brian Currie stated, “Ms. Muratore is homegrown, a graduate of Thompson.  Her former teachers are very proud of the young woman and professional she has become, and she is a model of master teaching.  Not only does this teacher exhibit a great connection with the students, she is involved in almost every activity here at Thompson.  She has a special rapport with her students that bridges professionalism and genuine care.”

Congratulations Ms. Muratore!