• Hoboken Girl of the Week:  Anna Gullo {Vice Principal of Hoboken High}

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    Educators hold a very special place in society — it’s thanks to them that many have chosen career paths and have felt supported through those tough adolescent years. Truly, they’re often the reason so many of us stayed inspired to pursue our dreams. And Hoboken resident Anna Gullo does just that every day in her role as the vice principal of Hoboken High School. As this week’s Hoboken Girl of the Week, find out how Anna fell into teaching, the people she looks up to, and more. Keep reading to learn more about Hoboken Girl of the Week Anna Gullo, the vice principal of Hoboken High School.

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    Tell us about yourself.

    I have lived in Hoboken for the last 14 years. I have worked at Hoboken High School since 2003. I was a math teacher for 10 years and have been vice principal for the last six years.

    What was your original career plan + how did you get into this career?

    Originally, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I always enjoyed my math classes and did well in them. Professor Riggs at New Jersey City University recommended I try teaching via the alternate route method and I began thinking about teaching then.

    What has been the highlight of your career so far?

    So far, the highlight of my career has definitely been all the students and families I get to work with on a regular basis.

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    Who is someone you look up to?

    As a teacher, my mom, Annie Marra, who is a retired elementary school teacher and Michelle Switaj, who mentored me for the beginning of my teaching career. As a school administrator, I would have to say Robin Piccapietra, principal of Hoboken High School.

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    What qualities does a person need to do your job?

    Flexibility and resilience.

    What’s something that people wouldn’t expect about what you?

    [I] drink way too much coffee.

    How do you spend your free time?

    Spending time with my two sons, Anthony, 8, and Francis, 4, and going to Real Hot Yoga when I can.

    Are there other organizations that you feel strongly about and support in the community?

    The Hoboken Public Education Foundation. The Hoboken Public Education Foundation {Hoboken PEF} is a parent-run non-profit organization rooted in enhancing public schools and building a stronger school community.

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    Hoboken + Jersey City Favorites

    What is your favorite restaurant in Hoboken?

    Otto Strada in Hoboken.

    What is your favorite boutique in Hoboken?

    Francesca’s.

    What do you love most about Hoboken?

    So much happening in such a small community. The opportunities for kids and adults to participate in so many different activities can’t be matched anywhere.

    How long have you lived and in Hoboken?  

    Fourteen years.

    What is your favorite outdoor place to spend time in Hoboken?

    Columbus Park because it’s my kids favorite.

    What is your favorite place to work out in Hudson County?

    Real Hot Yoga on Grand Street.

    Where do you go out with friends in the area?

    Del Frisco’s, Otto Strada, or 10th + Willow.

     What is something you think needs to come to Hoboken?

    A community swimming pool that is open to all the residents of Hoboken.

    Thanks for speaking with us, Anna! Keep up all the amazing work you do for the students of Hoboken High School and the community! 

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    Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.


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