Meet our Director
Misa is the Director of the Open Arms Preschool.
Misa was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has lived in Mamaroneck, NY, for the last 20 years. Misa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Studies from Empire State College, and holds a Master of Science degree in Education from the College of New Rochelle, earning an Academic Excellence award for perfect grades, with concentrations in Early Childhood and Special Education. Misa is a frequent guest lecturer at that college. She holds NY Teacher Certification in Birth–6th grade, in both General Education and Students with Disabilities. She has over 20 years teaching experience from several Nursery Schools, and one year was in middle school. She believes in early education and strongly advocates Early Intervention.
Misa is an avid reader and has organized book clubs for children and adults, and enjoys reading about anything she can get her mitts on! Story time is her favorite time of day and she wants all children to enjoy reading as much as she does. Misa loves children and wants to see all children have access to a safe and nurturing school environment where they can build a strong foundation for all future leaning.