Serena L. Krombach, MA, MSEd
I’m a NYS-certified Special and General Education teacher and have taught in preschools and elementary schools for close to a decade. At the start of the pandemic, I brought children outside, where nature provides all the resources they need to develop skills in all domains—especially when they lead the play! I received my MSEd degree from Bank Street College and my teaching is most influenced by the Bank Street developmental–interaction approach. I also draw from Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Forest School, and DIR/Floortime. At the heart of all of these is the conviction that success in school and life depends on the mastery of social–emotional skills and the forming of positive relationships—which is where I'm most enthusiastic about supporting children.
I believe that education is a partnership between parents and teachers. I'm a parent myself, of two teenagers, so I've experienced (and somehow survived!) every prior parenting stage. The empathy, flexibility, and understanding that I've needed from teachers myself are what I give to each family I'm lucky to get to know.
I grew up in Manhattan and have lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn, since my kids were born. Being a part of a vibrant, supportive community means the world to me! I love the city, but the Vermont mountains are my #2 happy place. And thanks to having spent a lot of my childhood in the woods, I'm not at all squeamish about bugs, and I have no problem getting my hands dirty!
I look forward to learning about you and your child. Please reach out!
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