Elizabeth Govea » Ms. Govea (Ms. G)

Ms. Govea (Ms. G)

Hello! I am Ms. G and I am so happy to be here at Horace Mann for the 2024-2025 school year! This is my 25th year teaching and my 17th year teaching here in North Bergen.  I have taught Special Education in the North Bergen PreK, 3/4 grade at Franklin School, 6,7,8 grade Math at McKinley School, 6th grade at Kennedy School and 7th grade ELA Resource.  This year I am so excited to be the Special Education 8th grade Math and ELA teacher.   I believe in equality and equity in education, that all students should have access to rich and rigorous curriculum and that every student should have a supportive and loving teacher by their side.  Having a growth mindset is a major part of my philosophy, where students (and teachers!) take on challenges and learn from them, therefore increasing their abilities and achievements.  Click on this link to learn more on Growth Mindset https://www.mindsetworks.com/science/

Let me share some things about myself with you.  I have 3 sons, ages 23, 21 and 19.  Ethan graduated from Drew University as a music major and works as a multi-instrumental music teacher at School of Rock.   Brandon is a Math/Stats major at Monmouth University and is in his senior year.  Tristan is a sophomore at Felician University where he is playing baseball.   They keep me busy with sports, baseball, basketball, and music!  In my free time, I LOVE to read! I will read anything, but I prefer to read books from the "Bestseller" lists.  My favorite books have short chapters and are told from different points of view.  I read A LOT of young adult books! My goal is to read 100 books over the next few months.  My favorite place on Earth is the beach. I LOVE the color purple and I love M &M's ! I have an orange tabby cat named Noodle and two dogs, Roxie and Charlie.  They are a lot of work, but so much fun!  They are both rescue dogs from shelters and I work very closely with animal rescues to foster dogs.  I have fostered seven dogs in the last two years! 


You can always reach me by my school email [email protected]

Please feel free to contact me at any time with any concerns or questions. 

Ms. G


8th grade POR Google Classroom