BASIS Independent Brooklyn offers a warm welcome to seasoned New York City educator, Stella Moon, who joins our founding Early Learning Program faculty!
Stella Moon's life passion is working with early learners; she brings to BASIS Independent Brooklyn over two decades of experience working with children from ages 2 to 5. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at Hunter College in New York City. She then completed a Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education at Hunter College (and graduated with a perfect grade point average!). She holds New York State Professional Certification in Birth through 2nd Grade.After her initial training, Stella began her professional career teaching young children at the Discovery Programs in Manhattan in 1992. She acted as the Director of Discovery Programs from 2004 until 2008, when she happily followed her love for teaching back into the classroom. Stella is a familiar face to many BASIS Independent Brooklyn students and families as she taught two-year-olds and three-year-olds at Grace Church School from 2008 until 2012, when she switched into theirPre-Kindergarten program. She enjoys teaching the youngest students “because they are so full of light and love and eager to learn and grow. They inspire me to be a lifelong learner!”
As an expert in early childhood, Stella understands the importance of supporting her students' social and emotional needs, while inspiring them to grow academically. “I always listen and strive to be as compassionate as possible so I can be understanding and helpful in every situation. Academic learning must be supported through social and emotional play.”
Stella is excited to pioneer the Early Learning Program and bring her expertise to our classrooms. She says, “I was attracted to the BASIS Independent Brooklyn Early Learning Program because of the high quality of the teachers and the outstanding administration team developing this new program.”
Stella is also an accomplished musician and brings her love of music to her teaching. In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar and has even released two children's albums!