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PreK Skippers: Alexa Simone and Tanya Hogan

Alexa Simone

Tr. Alexa Simone

Education:

  • Montclair State University: P-3 Alternate Route Program, M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education Candidate
  • Temple University: Additional graduate coursework in child development and developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Rowan College at Gloucester County: Additional coursework in child development
  • Arcadia University: BFA Acting

Teaching Experience:

  • Bright Beginnings Academy: Pre-School Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher: Washington Township and Glassboro School District 
  • YMCA Summer Art Program

Additional Experience & Skills:

  • Volunteer: Camp Cranium (Programming/ Head of art planning), Virtua Hospital (Pediatrics Child Life Volunteer)
  • Children’s Art Room Director: The Village of Four Seasons, Children’s Art Specialist: YMCA Gloucester County
  • Children’s Theatre Staff: MainStage Center for the Arts

Brief Bio:

Alexa is currently pursuing her Masters in Early Childhood Education at Montclair State University. She has a true passion for working with children and inspiring them to have a lifelong love of learning. She incorporates her background in theatre and art through movement and creativity in daily activities. She feels the early childhood classroom should focus on the whole child. It should be a place where we begin to think about who we are and who we want to be in the world. It should focus on education, but also foster a love for community, culture, and curiosity. She previously taught Pre-School at Bright Beginnings Academy and is very excited to be teaching the Skippers at Haddonfield Friends School! Her favorite thing to do in her spare time is a volunteer for Camp Cranium, a camp for children with traumatic brain injuries. She also enjoys various art activities, writing, playing the ukulele, doing yoga, and hanging out with her dog.

 
 
 

Class Parents:

Nicole Azzara


 

 

Assistant Tr. Tanya (Hogan)

Education:

  • Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science:   M.S., Instructional Technology
  • King’s College, Wilkes Barre:   B. A. in Elementary Education
  • Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre:   Professional Certification, Elementary

Teaching Experience:

  • Woodbury City Public Schools:  Special Education Aide, Pre-School
  • Child’s Play, Westfield, NJ:  Instructor, Pre-School
  • Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Philadelphia:  Teacher, Third Grade

Additional Experience & Skills:

  • Bell Atlantic, Philadelphia:  Specialist/Instructor and Programmer/Analyst
  • The University of Pennsylvania, Industrial Advisory Board:  Former Member
  • Haddonfield Friends School:  active parent & member of the PTO (over 12 years)

Brief Bio:

Tanya and her family are long-time, valued members of the Haddonfield Friends community.  Her two children Mitchell and Elise, are both graduates of HFS; husband Tim is a former Board member.   Tanya is devoted to the care of her family when not collaborating with Tr Alexa and her Skippers.

 

Class News:

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