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100 Dorchester Rd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Tel: (201) 930-5600 ext. 159

My name is Jill Heaney.  I love my job!  This is my 18th year teaching at Dorchester School and I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Woodcliff Lake community.  I grew up in Paramus and attended Montclair State University where I earned my teaching certification. I taught 3rd grade in Paramus and I also taught Media in Montvale.   I am the proud mom of two sons, Bobby and Kevin. My father was a teacher, a coach and later in his career an administrator.  Throughout my childhood I learned to appreciate the value of being a good teacher.   


Each student arrives at school with different ideas, concerns, strengths, and weaknesses. It is my job as their teacher to create a comfortable and safe environment for social and emotional growth as well as foster their learning.  I know good teaching should be fun, engaging, and inspire critical thinking.  I work diligently to combine all three aspects in order to put my students on a successful path. I look forward to a wonderful year and working with all of you!


Outside of school I enjoy reading, bike rides, jogging and yoga.  School is my 2nd home-you will find me here most nights until 5pm - please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.  I believe open communication is required to ensure a successful year for your child.