We are the 5th and 6th Grade Humanities Teachers which means we teach 5th and 6th Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies. Welcome to our classroom, we are so happy to have you here!

If you would like to contact us, our emails are at the bottom of the page.

Ms. Lingechetty


My name is Padma Lingechetty-Isom. I have been teaching for six years. I grew up on Long Island, NY. I went to college at Binghamton University and graduated with a degree in English. Then I went to graduate school at Teachers College at Columbia University with a degree in English Education. I am currently enrolled in the University of Missouri for my second Masters degree in Social Studies Education.

Fun Facts:

  1. This is my fifth year teaching and my fourth year at HCS.

  2. I am married and I live in New York City.

  3. I love Harry Potter more than Cookie Monster loves cookies.

  4. I reread the Harry Potter series and Percy Jackson series every year.

  5. I work in the summer at a camp on Long Island on the North Shore


Food: French Fries

Chocolate: Kit Kat or Crunch bars

Movie: The Princess Diaries, Crossroads, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Pirates of the Carribean, The Grich Who Stole Christmas, it keeps going on

TV Show: Gilmore Girls, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Bones, Criminal Minds

Book (HP Category): Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Book (Non HP Category): Jane Eyre, Aphrodite Made Me Do It, The Misfits, American Like Me

Pizza Topping: Onions and garlic

Hobbies: Running, Crochet, Sewing, and Reading

Book Character: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) or Jo (Little Women)

Place: Washington DC

Subject: US History

Ms. Thiede


I'm Ms. Thiede. This is my (drumroll please...) thirteenth year teaching at Hoboken Charter School. Before landing here, I went to college at Villanova University, worked briefly at the NBA, and attended Teachers College at Columbia University. I live in Hoboken and have two daughters, whom I'm sure you've seen around town.

Some of my favorites are:

Nachos, any candy that's chewy and sour, staying fit, picnics in Columbus park, apple picking, rainy fall days and anything pumpkin spice.

Some of my favorite places are LBI, Iceland, Key West, Florida, and the rooftop at HCS.

Some of my least favorite things are going to the dentist, flying, loud thunder and insects that bite or sting (but long live bees!)