Ms. Christine Dam

  • Welcome to Ms. Dam's Class!


    I am looking forward to a great school year!



    I am so excited to be part of the Hazel Avenue School family! This will be my fourth year working in a public school district, but my first time working in West Orange. I graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor's in Education K-6. I am currently pursuing a Master's in Special Education.

    In the past I had taught First Grade for 2 years in the Rochelle Park School District. I had moved to the Hillsdale School District as a Teacher Aide in a Third Grade classroom and then become a Third Grade Maternity Leave Replacement. This school year will be the start of my third year in First Grade replacing Mrs. Leslie Taylor. I am so happy to return to the grade level! My very own First Grade teacher was the person who motivated me to pursue a career in education.

    When I am not working in the school, I love to stay home with my two wonderful pet rabbits named Chapagetti and Cannoli. They are the sweetest pets and absolutely love bananas! Who would have known! I also love to spend my free time reading, hiking, and traveling the world.

    I can't wait for all the wonderful things coming up this school year! Please feel free to contact me at


    Ms. Dam