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2nd Grade TeacheRS

Name: Ms. Carly Warren

 

Position: ICT  Teacher, 2-403

 

Hometown: I'm originally from Melville, Long Island, and now I live in New York City.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary & Special Education from Syracuse University and Master's Degree in Literacy, New York University

 

Years as an educator: 8

 

Why are you an educator? I’ve always known I wanted to be a teacher. When I was a child I had a blackboard in my basement and I would play teacher with all the books my mom would bring home from her job in a school. My mom would say I would mimic and take on the mannerisms of all my teachers.

 

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? I think the staff works really well together and makes thoughtful and informed decisions about what's best for students.

 

Life outside school: I like to go to the gym, read and try new restaurants. I also like being with my family.

 

Name: Ms. Lindsay Ferrone

 

Position: ICT Teacher, 2-403

 

Hometown: I grew up in Queens, NY, and now live in Manhattan.

 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from State University of NY at Albany and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Second Grade) from Hunter College/CUNY

 

Years as an educator: 11

 

Why are you an educator? Educators have a very meaningful and fulfilling profession. I hope to always inspire and support my students.

 

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? STAR Academy is a nurturing environment that promotes student inquiry, empowerment, diversity, and perseverance.

 

Life outside school: When I’m not in the classroom, I love to cook, ski, travel, and explore the Big Apple.

 

Name: Ms. Ariel Leist

 

Position: Teacher, 2-407

 

Hometown: I grew up on Long Island and now I live in the City.

 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Child Family Studies and Nutrition from Syracuse University and Master’s Degree in General and Special Education from Fordham University

 

Years as an educator: 6

 

Why are you an educator? I always loved children and helping people. I wanted to teach because I want to be there for the children and make a positive impact  in and out of the classroom.

 

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? I choose Star Academy because of its amazing sense of community, and so I can grow as an educator because Star Academy provides great support.

 

Life outside school: Outside of work I love to hang with my family and friends. Family means everything to me. I love to go to concerts, movies, out for dinner, and do fun activities around the city!