Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. J. Skirbe

Mrs. Skirbe's Upper-Grade

Literacy & Social Studies 



Sixth Grade Team

I am so happy to once again be working alongside my excellent colleagues; Mr. O'Rourke and Mr. Craine.


The "History" of Me:

I am a proud, former student of Lloyd Harbor.  It was a dream of mine to one day return here as a teacher. It gives me great joy to be back teaching Social Studies and Literacy.  I've spent the last twelve years teaching upper grades and am excited to be teaching sixth grade, again!  On a more personal note, my passions include reading and traveling; especially, to historical sites.  During college, I studied abroad in Rome and concentrated on art-history.  After college, I went on to receive my Masters in Literacy.  I'm so happy to be here, at Lloyd Harbor, teaching the subjects I have so much affection for.



I strongly believe in the phrase "it takes a village".  We all want the best for your child.  I know that the biggest commonality between Lloyd Harbor and home is that we all want your child to enter Middle School feeling confident and prepared.  The number one way to ensure this is to have open communication between all the adults in your child's life.  Ensuring their success is a team effort and I'm thrilled to be on the same team with all of you.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me regarding your child's academic or social-emotional growth. To set up a meeting you can reach out to me via email or phone.  Although meetings may look a little different this year, we are confident Zoom and/or other platforms will allow us to stay connected.

My email is

School Phone:  516.692.6900


Classroom Tools:

 Class Dojo

In class, we use Class Dojo.  It is a website that helps us keep track of the student's positive behaviors.  In all classrooms, we are constantly looking for "the good" in each other and this site allows us to monitor the awesome things your child does on a daily basis.  Some behaviors we focus on include "keeping it clean", "showing grit", "following the charter" and many others. 


Google Classroom 

Here are the Class Codes:

Homeroom & Literacy:  kvb4jju

Social Studies: enow66b

Important Upcoming Events:

ONGOING: Extra help every Thursday after-school starting at 4:00, via Zoom (please give me a heads up if you plan on joining!)

FALL/SPRING PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES For 2020-2021:  A "Sign Up Genius Link" will be posted in your child's HOMEROOM GOOGLECLASSROOM approximately one month before conferences begin.


Let's have a GREAT year!

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