Degrees and Certifications:

BA: English Secondary Education (minor in Holocaust/Genocide Studies) MA: English

Ms. Bodenstein

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Hello! My name is Ms. Bodenstein (she/they) and I am an English teacher at Hamilton West High School. I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a BA in English Secondary Education and a minor in Holocaust/Genocide Studies, and a MA in English. I'm excited to return to West after student teaching here in 2019. Outside of the classroom, I love reading novels (my favorite genre is contemporary fiction), making art (embroidery and printmaking) and going to concerts!


"There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." -Virginia Woolf


Ms. B's Favorites!

Book: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Movie: Moonstruck

TV Show: Twin Peaks

Band: The National

Sport: Basketball