Denise Rico is teacher that all her former students come back to visit! Mrs. Denise, as her students call her, has enjoyed teaching in CNJ for over 20 years and says, "I love being with the kids everyday!" She believes that she is making a connection with each of her students while also giving them the proper tools and confidence to be healthy adults. Mrs Denise says that her real passion for teaching shines with her special needs students. "When these kids get a good grade, do or learn something they thought they may not be able to accomplish and I get to see their excitement, that is pure joy and that is why I love to teach."