• Special Needs
    Meet Mrs. Damiri! (Resource Teacher)

    Mrs. Damiri has been at Van Zant School since 1999.  She is a Resource Center Teacher for grades 1, 4 and 5.  She likes working with small groups of kids teaching them Reading, Writing, and especially Math.   In her spare time, Mrs. Damiri likes to sew, embroider, bike ride, and exercise at Curves.  Mrs. Damiri especially likes playing with her two sons and one daughter after school.  Van Zant is like her second home!

    Meet Mrs. DeFeo! (Resource Teacher)
    Mrs. DeFeo has been teaching here at Van Zant since 2003. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and has a Master's in Special Education from Rowan University. Mrs. DeFeo is married and has too young sons. She also has two dogs. Mrs. deFeo loves teaching reading, writing and math. She love being a part of the wonderful Van Zant community! 
    Meet Ms. Heaney! (Reading Recovery Specialist)
    Ms. Heaney is a Reading Specialist at Van Zant School.  She started  teaching at Van Zant in 2005.  She "LOVES" the Van Zant family atmosphere and being part of such a caring, dedicated staff.  If you do not find Ms. Heaney at school, you may find her on the beach with a good book, or spending time with her adorable niece and nephews!! 
    Meet Mrs. Hinger (Resource Teacher)
    Mrs. Hinger started working at Van Zant School in 1999.  She is a Resource Center Teacher who has worked at different grade levels each year. She loves going into the classrooms and working with the children and the teachers.  Reading, writing and math are the subjects she teaches.  At times, she works with students in her classroom in small groups.  She finds this particularly rewarding.  When she is not at school, she is at home with her wonderful husband, Jim, and her two sons, Daniel and Matthew.  She loves animals and has a cat named Gracie and a dog named Dexter.  Some of her favorite activities include: walking, photography, gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.
    Meet Mrs. Carty (Formerly Miss Ledman)
    Meet Miss McCann! (Resource)
    Miss McCann graduated from Rowan University with degrees in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K to 3rd) and Writing Arts along with a certification in Special Education. She has taught inclusion Pre-K, inclusion and general ed. Kindergarten, as well as in inclusion and self-contained 2nd grade classrooms. She has taught at Beeler Elementary as well as teaching the PM Kindergarten class at Van Zant. Miss McCann loves to read, draw, go to the beach, watch the Phillies, and shop! She is so excited to teach the amazing students this year at Van Zant!
    Meet Mrs. Smyth! (Teacher of the Deaf)
    Mrs. Smyth is a teacher of the deaf at Van Zant but travels throughout the district to work with students with hearing loss in all grades.  Mrs. Smyth is recently married and is enjoying married life!  In her spare time she likes to read, knit, and bake. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.  Mrs. Smyth and her husband have an adorable son who was born in the spring of 2015!  The family has one cat named Sweetie.  
    Meet Mrs. Talbot! (Speech Therapist)
    Mrs. Talbot enjoys working as a Speech Specialist at Van Zant. She is married and has a daughter who loves to dance. Mrs.Talbot's favorite pastime is reading, especially at the beach. She also loves spending time with family and friends. Have a great school year!
Last Modified on October 28, 2015