Phone: 856-232-1290, ext 3010


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Colleen Furman


Dear Parents,


Welcome to our second grade .  This year your child will learn many new things and I hope have lots of fun.  




This is my 30th  year teaching at Birches School. I have a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Education as well as a Reading Specialist Certification, all from Rowan University.




As a Reading Specialist, reading is something I stress to my students. I try to pass along my love of books and reading throughout the year, so I will be asking your children to read a minimum of 10-15 minutes per night.



As second graders, your children will be asked to be responsible for their own behavior and be respectful of us as well as the other children.  We will begin on day one to establish a classroom community of learning together and caring about one another. Also as second grade students, your children will become more independent thinkers and workers.        
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.