Elisa Stevani

Elisa Stevani

Preschool 3’s Teacher

At Northside since 2012

University of Parma, M.A. in Developmental Psychology

My Primary Roles at Northside:

Orca Head Teacher

Most Memorable Moment at Northside:

Whenever a child learns how to do something for the first time and looks at you saying: “Look Elisa, I did it!”

Since You Asked, Here’s What I’m Most Proud Of As An Educator:

Being able to work in an environment that allows me to interact with families from all over the world.

Favorite Job Perk:

Working with a diverse and talented group of professionals.

What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up (At Age 10):

A librarian – my dream was to be surrounded by books at all times.

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up (Now):

The best of who I am and everything that comes with it.

When Not In The Classroom I Can Be Found:

Taking my children on adventures (or watching Netflix with them on the couch).

Favorite Place In The Neighborhood:

Il Passatore restaurant. It’s like eating at my mom’s.

Favorite Place In The World:

Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria, Germany.

Favorite Place In My Imagination:

A cabin in the woods, sipping hot cocoa in front of a fireplace.

I Knew I Wanted To Work At Northside When…

I visited for a tour during the summer and I saw the classrooms and the bulletin boards in the halls. I was extremely touched by the warmth and intentionality of the environments as well as by the love and respect that the teachers put in documenting the children’s learning.

I Am An Educator Because:

I think it’s the best job to try to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place.

Secret Dream Job:

Doula and Birth Photographer

If I Weren’t In The Classroom, I’d Be…

Taking care of my orchids or cooking for my family.

Favorite Book:

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Favorite Song:

La Donna Cannone by Francesco De Gregori

Favorite Movie

“The Shawshank Redemption” is close with “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.

Favorite TV Show:

Underground (I am still traumatized by its cancellation)

Favorite Meal:

My aunt Luciana’s rabbit stew

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