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. In all of these, success in school and life depends on the mastery of social 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 community means the world to me. I love the city, but the Vermont mountains are my #2 happy place. 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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