Phone: (815) 421-7100 ext. 3374


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. Early Childhood Special Education-Lewis University ESL Endorsement-Lewis University B.A. Purdue University Post Baccalaureate in Communication Disorders and Sciences-Cal State Northridge

Ms. Serena Philippian

Hello Caterpillar Room Families!


My name is Serena Philippian (Ms. Serena) and I am your child's preschool teacher in the Caterpillar Room this year! This is my second year teaching in the Caterpillar Room. Prior to teaching preschoolers, I had lots of experience working with this age, both as a classroom assistant and as a speech and language pathology assistant. In the Caterpillar Room, your child will be learning through play-based centers and whole and small group activities, all of which are designed around different units of study. Through exploration of these different units of study, I hope to spark your child's curiosity and nurture their excitement for learning.

My family is originally from California and we are proud to say we have survived five Chicagoland winters so far. I have an 18 year old son, Sam, who just graduated from high school and a 14 year old son, Oliver, who is just beginning high school. My husband, Mardy, is also an educator. As a family we love to camp and hike and I would describe us all as "museum nerds". 

I look forward to partnering with you this year to help your child develop and grow!