Each month we will be featuring a different teacher team and showcasing what the they are working on in the classroom. This month we are featuring the teaching team from Room 105 at our 113th Street location.
|Ms. Raven DiMichele (Gen Ed Teacher)||Ms. Saryu Gruschow (Sp. Ed Teacher)||Ms. Dianna Feltman (SECA)|
|What is your job or hobbies? Any special skills?|
|I am a general education teacher. I enjoy Pilates. I love to cooke! I dabble in general DIY projects.||I love my job of teaching preschoolers! I also love watching movies, redecorating my home and playing with my son.||I am a classroom assistant.|
|What are your interests?|
|I like to read. I love comic books and Superhero movies. I love animals. I like to swim and hike.||I am an organizer and love organizing spaces.||Painting.|
|How do you celebrate your birthday?|
|I like to do something outside, like hiking or biking, just being out in nature.||With family, friends and a fun activity.||With family and cake.|
|What is your favorite book?|
|Pride and Prejudice||The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls||Harry Potter|
|What is your favorite food?|
|French fries! But 2nd is kale salad!||Tacos, Guacamole, Butter Chicken||Pizza|
|What makes you happy?|
|Food! Any animal! The beach.||Children, plants, traveling, shopping.||Painting furniture.|
|What are your allergies?|
|What do you like best about your teaching team?|
Saryu: She is a supportive, passionate teacher with a big heart.
Dianna: She is very creative and always calm and relaxed.
Raven: Her love for play!
DIanna: Her relaxed presence!
|Their love for students!|
What is your experience with the Reggio Emilia Philosophy?
|I studied the philosophy at Columbia College and have visited the schools of Reggio Emilia Italy twice. The Reggio Emilia philosophy is deeply ingrained in my own teaching style. I believe deeply in children constructing their own learning and in teachers as researchers who learn alongside the students. I value the environment as the third teacher and documentation as a vital part of the process of learning.
||I chanced upon the philosophy when I was studying at Columbia University in New York City. It instantaneously connected with me, and I knew I wanted to be a Reggio Emilia inspired teacher. I'm loving learning about it and experiencing it at Vick.||I have been using the Reggio approach for 10 years and I enjoy watching the children explore and learn.|