By Kayla Inskeep
I was so lucky to have such an outstanding 2nd grade teacher that I got to learn a lot about throughout the school year. Since she's a kind-hearted, one-of-a-kind teacher, I thought that you should learn a little bit about her, too.
Mrs. Urgo grew up in Staten Island, New York, with her parents and her older sister. When she was 6 years old, she moved to Manalapan, New Jersey. She was a smart girl, and she enjoyed going to school. As a child, her favorite book was Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Ash. When she was in kindergarten, she loved the way her teacher taught her and her classmates. That's when Mrs. Urgo decided that she would become a teacher when she grew up.
She knew her dream of becoming a teacher wouldn't happen until after she graduated from Rutgers. So when she was old enough to work, she worked as a waitress in a pizza parlor. After graduating from Rutgers Graduate School, she became a first grade teacher. She taught 1st grade for 10 years and has taught 2nd grade for three years. As one of her former students, I can tell you that she is a very patient and understanding teacher. She makes learning fun, and I always looked forward to going to her class.
Other than being an amazing teacher, she's also a hard working mother to two children. She loves playing pretend with her daughter, Sophia, and enjoys teaching her son, Matteo, to clap his hands. They have a 7-year-old pug named Cooper. She absolutely dislikes giving her dog a bath and washing all of her son's baby bottles.
While interviewing Mrs. Urgo, I also learned some random facts about her. If she wasn't a teacher, she would want to work as a fashion magazine designer. If she had one superpower, it would be to fly, and if she could stay one age forever, it would be 35.
I hope you learned a lot about Mrs. Urgo. I learned that I should be thankful for her kindergarten teacher. If it wasn't for her kindergarten teacher, then I wouldn't have had such a wonderful, funny and kind second grade teacher!