Kate Elizabeth Soriero, M.A. m
Kate has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University and is certified in the area of Integrated Early Childhood Education/Special Education. Kate has extensive experience in early childhood education as reflected by her many years as a preschool educator. Kate will be initiating a team approach with the preschool families of her class and believes that communication and partnership with families is key in establishing a supportive and successful environment for her students.
Kate is excited to meet her incoming students and learn all she can about each child in order to provide the most effective teaching strategies and resources, guarantee confident, lifelong learners and to make this school year a positive experience for both her students and their families. Kate was previously the Preschool Head Teacher at PDG Preschool at Groton Little Learners Program for five years and was also an instructional assistant in special education at Sterling Community School where she worked primarily with students in grades 6-8 and served as the assistant soccer coach for both the Varsity and JV soccer teams. Most recently, she has been the preschool teacher for the Sea School program at the Mystic Aquarium. Overall, Kate brings a diversity of teaching experience that will enhance the learning of our preschoolers.
Kate is looking forward to creating a safe and nurturing preschool environment rich with sensory integration as well as hands-on/minds-on opportunities to promote critical thinking skills and meaningful, authentic learning experiences. Kate will incorporate her background in music and love of the creative arts and literature to facilitate each child’s cognitive, physical, and emotional development and provide endless opportunities for self-expression, discovery, problem solving, and social interaction.