Head of School / Kindergarten II Teacher
Judith Serra has been teaching for 30+ years. Judy Serra is a highly qualified and NJ certified teacher. She graduated from Cabrini College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Elementary Education. She has been trained in Teaching Strategies Gold, Tools of the Mind and she is a member of the Monarch Teacher’s Network. She began her teaching career in Hillsborough Township Schools where she taught Kindergarten for 10 years. After that, she taught first grade at Whitehouse Elementary School for 3 years and then taught kindergarten for 7+ years at Whitehouse Preparatory School. Judy Serra was a Turn-Key Trainer, Lead Teacher and curriculum writer for both school districts. Judy is also trained from the Gesell Institute as a developmental screener. She has been the Kindergarten Teacher here at Whitehouse Preparatory School since the school was established in 2009. Judith Serra does teacher training and curriculum writing for the programs at Whitehouse Preparatory School. She also provides enrichment instruction in the Preschool I,II and Kindergarten I Classes here at Whitehouse Prep. In addition she teaches a Reading Enrichment Program here at Whitehouse Prep. Whitehouse Prep is a fulfillment of her lifetime dream of creating a special school that will provide an excellent preschool foundation for a life time of learning.
Susan graduated from Kutztown University with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Susan has been in Early Childhood Education for the past 10 years teaching in a variety of settings. Prior to coming to Whitehouse Prep, Susan was the Director of Operations at Crawlers 2 Scholars in Basking Ridge. In this role, she was responsible for training new teachers in curriculum and instruction, as well as teaching preschool. In addition, Susan worked at Primrose School as their Lead Preschool Teacher, Bright Horizons, The Learning Experience of Basking Ridge and Kiddie Academy of Bridgewater. She enjoys spending time with her family including her daughter Chloe, who is 6 months old, and her husband David. She enjoys exploring new places and anything fall related including apple and pumpkin picking! In her classroom, science and art are her favorite ways to keep the children excited about learning by incorporating them into each theme. Susan is excited to be a part of the Whitehouse Prep family and help the children learn and grow!
Preschool II Teacher
Diana Hall graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Diana graduated magna cum laude from Shippensburg University. Diana taught in Pennsylvania prior to teaching here at Whitehouse Prep. She is our Preschool II teacher here at Whitehouse Prep and she has been teaching here for 4 years now. Diana has been trained by Judith Serra in Math Their Way, Writing Workshop and the Whitehouse Prep curriculum. She has also been trained in Teaching Strategies Gold and Tools of the Mind. She is also a member of the Monarch Teacher’s Network. Diana has trained co-teachers and has also developed classroom assessments that have enhanced the program here at Whitehouse Prep. Diana loves teaching three year olds and has the expertise to do so. She has the knowledge of the growth and development of three and four year olds and she can take them where they are in skill development and then build their skills as far as she can in the year that she is teaching them. She is a very warm and caring educator that is very dedicated to providing an exceptional educational program here at Whitehouse Prep. The children leave her classroom with exceptional skills that prepare them for our Ki or Pre-K Class.
Preschool II Teacher
Sarah Terentiev is a graduate from The College of New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in English. Sarah has been teaching for the past five years and has experience teaching children from preschool through elementary school. Prior to teaching at Whitehouse Prep, Sarah taught at an independent school in Virginia. Sarah has been trained in the Tools of the Mind curriculum and is currently a member of the Monarch Teacher Network. Sarah also holds certification with NJ State in Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying strategies. She has a passion for the outdoors and is certified in the Project Learning Tree environmental program. She enjoys teaching children through active explorations and is excited to begin her first year here at Whitehouse Prep!
Preschool I Teacher
Stephanie Tamn is a graduate of Penn Foster College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has also been trained in the teaching curriculum of Teaching Strategies Gold and Tools of the Mind. Stephanie has also been trained by Judith Serra in literacy and math enhancement programs here at at Whitehouse Prep. She is a member of the Monarch Teacher’s Network. Stephanie has been a preschool teacher for 7 years and she has had experience in teaching children from toddlers through Pre-K. Her passion is in teaching young children and it comes through each day in the work that she does with her students. She teaches the Preschool I Class here at Whitehouse Prep. Stephanie’s ability to connect with young children and her teaching experience help her to create such a loving and enriching Preschool I learning environment.