Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Literature M.Ed. Special Education

Mrs. Colleen Tierney

The 2020-2021 school year is my seventh in West Orange and at Roosevelt Middle School. 

It is a great honor and responsibility to teach your child and I am thrilled to be part of such a fantastic academic environment and community.  Teaching at RMS and in West Orange is so rewarding because of the incredible enthusiasm from students and the committed involvement of families.   Seeing students exhibit pride and ownership as they acquire new skills and appreciate different perspectives while beginning to understand the world in their unique way is what makes teaching Grade 7 so special.

I have high expectations for all of my students and encourage them to see me regularly after school and/or during Advisory periods to stay current with work.  I can assist with English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science, as I am familiar with all three subjects in Seventh Grade.    

I look forward to working with you and for your Seventh Grader to have a happy and successful school year!   


“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”

– Roald Dahl