Early Childhood Learning Specialist

“I love teaching. I love learning and continuously improving the quality of my teaching while helping students fall in love with learning too. I also value building strong relationships with the students and their families. One of my greatest strengths as an educator is my classroom management skills. I pride myself in creating an environment where every child experiences success because they feel safe and know they are are valued members of our classroom community.”

Monette DeSimone has been an educator since 2003. She joined the City Academy faculty in 2011. She holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Saint Louis University and is certified in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Monette is a member of Educators for Social Justice, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Association for Educators of Young Children (NAEYC). She has served on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center, Inc. and as the ISACS Teacher Representative for City Academy. Monette is also a Certified Facilitator for Novel Engineering.

M.A., Saint Louis University
B.A., Truman State University