Meet Our 979 WRMF Feature Teacher – Miss Tofini!

We’re so proud of all of our South Florida Teachers!  We like to highlight as many as we can! Check out who we found this month!
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My name is Christina Tofini and I teach Gifted Kindergarten at Del Prado Elementary in Boca Raton.
This is my 7th year teaching and I’m so blessed to have had taught such loving children!
I love my job and all the rewards it has to offer.
  • How long have you been a teacher Miss Tofini?
    • This is my 7th year teaching.
  • Where do you teach right now and what subject?
    • I teach at Del Prado Elementary and teach Gifted Kindergarten.
  • What other schools and districts have you worked for?
    • Hidden Oaks Elementary
  • What would the students be surprised to find out about you?
    • I’m getting married in November.

  • How do you spend your summer breaks?
    • I work at my Fiance’ surf camp, Waves Surf Academy as a lifeguard and surf instructor.
  • What are your favorite books or movies? *For Students to read and for yourself
    • I LOVE reading Mo Williams books and Dr. Seuss Books.
  • If you won the lottery and decided to give up teaching, what would you do instead?
  • Be a stay at home mom :-).
  • What are some traditions you have for the First Day of School?
    • Scavenger hunt around the school-showing the students where everything is in a fun way!
  • What makes a ‘good day’ at school?
    • Everyone getting home safely and with smiles on their faces.

  • How do you show your school spirit?
    • I attend as many school functions I can and very involved. I also wear school shirts on Fridays.
  • What accomplishment fills you with pride so far this year?
    • I am the team leader for Kindergarten.
  • Do you eat in the teachers lounge or in the cafeteria with the kids?
    • My classroom 🙂
  • How do you keep things fresh? 
    • My refrigerator?
  • What inspires you?
    • My colleagues and family.
  • How does technology make teaching more simple or difficult?
    • Simple, because of the great online resources.
  • Are there any embarrassing teaching moments? 
    • Sometimes I mix up my words when I’m sleepy, but my kiddos help me!
  • What’s the best/worst thing about being a teacher?
    • The pay is the worst and the best is seeing the students learn and grow!
  • If you could teach another subject, what would it be and why?
    • 2nd grade because they are more independent.

  • How do you make connections with students? 
    • I get to know each and every one of my students and build a relationship them. I show them I care and love them.
  • How do you remember all of your students’ names?
    • Because I say their name all day long lol.
  • If you could take the students on a field trip to anywhere in the world, where would you take them?
  • A country in need so they could see how other children live and to feel grateful for what they have.
  • What kind of student were you?
    • A teachers pet!
  • Were you inspired by a certain teacher to become a teacher?
    • Yes, my first grade teacher!
  • If you were to be given a superlative when you were in school, what would it have been?
    • Teachers pet!
  • How do you remember year ONE in your teaching career?
    • It was one of my best years yet!
  • How do you want your students will remember you and your class?
  • The most fun and loving teacher :-)!
  • Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
  • Live each day like it’s your last!
My experience:
*Kindergarten Team Leader.
*Five Star Coordinator for Del Prado.
*Voting SAC member.
*Literacy Committee Member
*Lifeguard Certified
*CPR Certified
*WSI (Water Safety Instructor- coming soon)
Isn’t Miss Tofini great!? We love her!  Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond and you’d like to have them recognized?!  Let us know!

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