By all accounts, Marisa Krohn was born to be an educator. Regularly buried behind a book and eager to share her understanding of the world with others, she enthusiastically announced she would be a teacher on a questionnaire in first grade and never looked back. Marisa brings this same enthusiasm and spirit for learning to her everyday work as a teacher and private tutor.
Marisa’s lifelong ambition to be a teacher was realized when she attended New York University to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Psychology. At NYU, Marisa had the opportunity to student teach in diverse settings, from private specialized schools for students with learning disabilities to self-contained classrooms for students with Autism. This broad ranging experience allowed Marisa, from early in her career, to pull from multiple resources and disciplines to serve her students in an individualized and thoughtful manner. She obtained her Masters of Arts at Teachers College in Reading Specialization. She continues to work in this program as a practicum supervisor, advising graduate students on their instructional strategies and clinical decision-making.
For the past eight years, Marisa has worked at PS 234 in TriBeCa. She currently serves as the school’s Special Education Liaison. Her role encompasses teacher coaching and professional development as well as serving as a 4th and 5th grade inclusion teacher and a K-5 academic interventionist. Over the course of her career at PS 234, Marisa has served in many roles and grade placements from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. Before joining the Department of Education, she worked as a preschool teacher in a private school and a preschool SEIT.
Marisa is a Reading Specialist and an experienced literacy and math interventionist. She is trained in Orton-Gilingham methodology, including PAF, Wilson Fundations, and Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills. As a classroom teacher, Marisa facilitated balanced literacy instruction in her classroom through reading and writing workshops. Her writing intervention training includes the implementation of SRSD methodology. Additionally, Marisa is an experienced math teacher skilled at implementing TERC Investigations and Contexts for Learning curriculum.
Marisa recently completed a Masters of Education in Leadership at Bank Street Graduate School of Education. She has presented professionally on a range of topics, including literacy and inclusion, to diverse audiences, most recently at the PEN conference in Boston.
In her spare time, Marisa enjoys reading at the beach, traveling, and working out.