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A Unique Approach to Early Childhood Eduction

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A Unique Approach to Early Childhood Eduction

Krystal Astwood
Krystal Astwood

Founder

Meet Our Staff

Krystal Astwood is the Founder of the Reggio Emilia Montessori Center (REMC). Krystal is originally from Guyana in South America, and currently lives in Brooklyn where her formal work in schools began. She has a BA in Philosophy from Boston College, a Master of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Master of Science in Teaching Urban Students with Disabilities from LIU - Brooklyn.

Ms. Astwood holds an NY State Professional Teaching Certificate and has worked in private, public and charter schools for over 10 years. Krystal has experience teaching K-8th Grade in NYC public schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx, and, most recently, has served as the Director of Special Education and Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction at a Pre-K - 5th grade public Montessori school for 5 years.

REMC was founded in 2020, and opened its doors to families for the first time in 2021.

Leadership

Stephanie Clarke

Stephanie Clarke

Education Director

Amanda Perez

Amanda Perez

Director, Bronx H.Y.P.E - Mott Haven/Melrose Family Enrichment Center

Remote Administrators

Tyler Wright

Tyler Wright

Director of Finance

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Brooklyn Staff

Elephant Room

Elephant Room

Ms. Andrea (Lead Teacher)

Ms. Danielle (Assistant Teacher)

Dolphin Room

Dolphin Room

Ms. Brianna (Lead Teacher)

Ms. Bryana (Assistant Teacher)

Rhino Room

Rhino Room

Ms. Nicole (Lead Teacher)

Ms. Algeria (Assistant Teacher)

Administrative & Support Staff

Administrative & Support Staff

Ms. Bryana (Assistant Teacher & Operations Associate)

Ms. Elly (Substitute Teacher)

Ms. Desiree (Substitute Teacher)

After Care Staff

After Care Staff

Ms. Andrea (Lead Teacher)

Ms. Christina (Lead Teacher)

Summer Program Staff

Summer Program Staff

TBD

Bronx Staff

Family Enrichment Center - Family Advocates

Family Enrichment Center - Family Advocates

Christina Gwathney

Vivian Andrews

Family Enrichment Center - Community Liaisons

Family Enrichment Center - Community Liaisons

Julian Diaz

Deborah Aviles