We want to introduce Simona Coborzan as our new Payson Park Preschool Director. She has been working as a Director at a French school in Cambridge for the past year playing a primary role with teachers in orientation, training, coaching, and parental involvement. Previously, she was a PreK teacher in Newton for over seven years.
She holds a Master of Education in Early Childhood and a PreK through 2nd grade Teaching Licensure from Massachusetts Department of Education. As a fulfillment of the requirements of her Masters' Program, she wrote and implemented as a teacher an integrated curriculum for early childhood educators about teaching science, math and building literacy skills through visual arts. As a PreK teacher she created monthly units based on the Creative Curriculum model, such as "All About Me, My Class, and My Community", "On the Go" or "Life Cycles." She conducted an ongoing evaluation of each child with the support offered by a continuum development assessment tool calledTeaching Strategies GOLD.
Simona taught weekly social-emotional skills based on a program called Second Step: A Social Emotional Curriculum. She believes that children learn through these lessons how to understand and manage their feelings, how to make friends and be a friend, and how to solve problems with other children. She is looking forward to fun filled and educational experiences ahead!