I'm Monika Vasquez-Wasilczuk,
and Zimmer School has been a second home for me for about ten years now. I began my journey at Zimmer as an After-Care Teacher shortly after earning a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Kean University. Throughout my years at Zimmer, I have had the pleasure of teaching the Toddler Class, the Pre-K and Kindergarten Classes, and this year will be back with our Threes.
I absolutely love teaching the "Zimmer way," which allows me to create curricular units that are authentic and tailored to the children's interests and strengths. I also love that our school aims to educate the "whole" child and in addition to skills, also focuses on teaching universal core values such as kindness and responsibility, as well as fostering self-esteem and independence.
My passion for teaching comes from wanting to be the kind of teacher I would want for my own children. I aim to create a safe, welcoming environment, involve children in hands-on activities, value their unique voices and strengths, help them through struggles and teach skills in fun, differentiated ways.
I am looking forward to an exhilarating year!