Miss Maria Petruzzelli

Phone: (856) 227-8110 ext. 3723


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Family and Child Studies w/Conc. in Elementary Education from Montclair State University M.A. in Special Education from Rowan University

Miss Maria Petruzzelli


My name is Miss Petruzzelli. This is my second year at Wedgwood where I will be working in 4th grade with Miss DiGrazio! I am very excited for this school year full of fun, learning, and new experiences!

I graduated from Montclair State University in 2013 with a degree in Family and Child Studies and a concentration in K-6 Elementary Education. After graduating, I took some time off to pursue a dream of mine, which was to work for The Walt Disney Company! I spent at year interning at Walt Disney World, where I was a Conservation Education Presenter. My job was to inspire and educate guests about the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as conservation actions we can take to help our environment. After finishing my internship, I came back to New Jersey, became a substitute teacher, and started my Master’s Program in Special Education at Rowan. In January 2017, I received my first full-time teaching job at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, where I taught 4th grade. I also I earned my Master’s Degree in Special Education from Rowan University in August 2017.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, practicing yoga, reading a good book (usually at the beach!), and spending time with my family, friends, and three cats!