Welcome to Leroy! I am so proud to be a Leroy Lion! I love teaching at such a wonderful school! My name is Stella Mastrogiovanni or known as Mrs. Mastro for short. I was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, New York. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BA in Art Design. At that time, I planned to pursue a career designing, but my life circumstances led me to an earlier passion and I took up the study of teaching. Later, I received my degree in education from C. W. Post Long Island University. Unfortunately, I left my New York family behind due to my husband’s job transfer which led us to Colorado.
The move to the Rockies inspired us to enjoy the simple pleasures of the outdoors along with our two teenage boys and our German Shepherd. I continued my education at the University of Colorado and hold a Master’s degree in Social, and Multicultural Foundations with emphasis in ELL education. I can’t believe this will be my 18th year teaching and my 8th year in the district. Currently, I teach second grade with an amazing team. Through their compassion and devotion, it is reminder of how wonderful it is to teach here at Leroy. Teaching is not only a special job for me but has taught me many valuable lessons I would ever learn. The most important are to respect the differences in others, feel proud about the things that make you unique, and use your gifts to help others!
***********Everyone has a story so remember to be KIND.***********