2nd Grade ICT & General Ed.

Name: Ms. Carly Warren


Position: Teacher, 2nd grade Team, Special Ed.


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: 9


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: Teacher, 2nd grade Team, General Ed. 


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: 12


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. Lauren Isaacs

Position: Teacher, 2nd grade Team, General Ed. & Special Ed.

Hometown:  I grew up in Brooklyn. Now I live in Brooklyn and I plan to stay in Brooklyn!               


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Berkeley College   and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Urban Education from Long Island University.


Years as an educator: 8


Why are you an educator? I love children and enjoy watching them learn, master and apply new concepts. There is something especially fascinating and rewarding about teaching the first grade because that’s where many students take off reading.


What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? At STAR Academy the school culture feels like a family. Most students are friends and are always ready to help one another. The staff collaborates to ensure the success of each student. There is a genuine feeling of love at STAR Academy.


Life outside school: I enjoy traveling, going to the beach, reading, roller blading, biking and dancing. I find something naturally calming about the ocean so I spend lots of time on the beach.