Jennie Serra, Special Education Teacher and Program Coordinator, joined the High Road School of Wallingford Campus team in 2017. Ms. Serra worked as a teacher assistant in the Primary/Middle school before taking over her own classroom in the High School. Most recently, Ms. Serra was excited to begin her new position as Program Coordinator for an in-district collaborative classroom and to have the unique opportunity to work in unison with the district to ensure each student’s success. Ms. Serra earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Fordham University, before realizing her passion for teaching while tutoring students during her senior year. Ms. Serra completed the Comprehensive Special Education program at Southern Connecticut State University, where she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. It is her goal to grow as an educator and to make her classroom a safe place for students to learn, grow and succeed.
When asked about her favorite time of the day Ms. Serra says “My favorite part of the day is when I see a light bulb go off in a student’s head. I see that expression come to life everyday when a student learns something new, makes a connection, or answers a question correctly–they quite literally light up! I believe the clear expectations set by the model help students the most. As adults, I think it is easy to assume that students know what is expected, but often times they don’t!