Name: Ms. Stacey Guadalupe
Position: Teacher, PreK217
Hometown: I grew up in Queens and I live now in New Jersey.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Queens College/CUNY and Master’s Degree in Elementary & Early Childhood Education from Hunter College/CUNY
Years as an educator: 26
Why are you an educator? Teaching is a profession that nourishes you emotionally, intellectually and creatively. As an early childhood teacher I laugh and smile a lot (much more than the average New Yorker does at their job I bet).
What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? The small school size fosters a familiarity and a network of support for students, families and staff, that I know sets us apart from other schools.
Life outside school: I love food, the arts, and travel (and I am fortunate that I have been able to visit more than 30 countries which has allowed me to indulge in all of this).
Name: Ms. Judith Colon
Position: Teacher, PreK214
Hometown: I grew up in Manhattan and now I make my home in New Jersey.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education from SUNY at Old Westbury and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Adelphi University
Years as an educator: I am a veteran teacher.
Why are you an educator? I thought I would be good at it. Growing up, I played school a lot. I played the teacher and my brother and sisters were the students. I enjoyed teaching them new things all the time.
What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? Collaboration among the staff.
Life outside school: Lots of rest and relaxation.