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Serena Ince Cuyar​

Serena Ince Cuyar​

Hello everyone! I’m Serena, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this community. Originally from New York, I spent the first 27 years of my life there, earning degrees in Early Childhood & Elementary Education and Psychology from Hofstra University.

My journey into the world of special needs began at Camp A.N.C.H.O.R on Long Island, a comprehensive, year-round program that serves thousands of children and adults with special needs in Nassau County. It was at A.N.C.H.O.R. that I discovered my knack for patience and connecting with people on a more intimate level.

While my educational background initially led me to traditional teaching, I soon realized my true calling extended beyond the classroom. Relocating to California in 2010, I explored various roles, including a stint as a marketing and sales director for a San Francisco chocolate company. However, the one-on-one impact of supporting children’s growth and development drew me back to my roots as a Special Education teacher and Academic Support Specialist.

In my role, I have the privilege of actively collaborating with teachers, providing personalized attention to students, offering homework assistance, and focusing on foundational skills. These elements, coupled with my background as a certified life coach, allow me to bring a holistic approach to education.

In my personal life, I find joy in the company of my husband, two daughters, two dogs, and seven chickens on our California homestead. A lover of skiing and snow, I appreciate the contrast to our beautiful and mild Bay Area surroundings.

I look forward to the opportunity to support and inspire you on your journey!

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