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! I am in my first year of teaching but I have had lots of experience working with preschoolers, 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 four Chicagoland winters so far. I have a 17 year old son, Sam, and a 14 year old son, Oliver and 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!