Ms. Strom earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in history from Rutgers University, and she received a Master of Arts in psychology in 2010 from New York University. She also completed graduate coursework at the University of Denver in clinical psychology.
Ms. Strom began her career at BASIS Independent Brooklyn as a 4th Grade Learning Expert Teacher aiming to set scholars up for success by giving them the tools to excel both academically and relationally. These tools include creativity, critical thinking, and organization, along with emotional understanding and management. Most importantly, she worked to instill in students that people may not remember exactly what you say or do, but they will remember how you make them feel.
In the 2019-2020 school year, Ms. Strom transitions to the Subject Expert Teacher role allowing her to convey to students her love of Classics stemming from her study of history. Ms. Strom will also lead select music and performing arts classes. She is a classically trained pianist, and she can often be found playing Bach, Beethoven, the Beatles, and Simon and Garfunkel.
Ms. Strom chose BASIS Independent Brooklyn because of its collaborative nature, leadership, high expectations, and trust in the expertise of teachers. She is excited to use her training in psychology, experience with teaching, and artistic nature to work with the students of varied learning styles.
Ms. Strom loves spending time with family, including her lovable dog named Pants! In her free time, she also enjoys listening to scary podcasts and playing Dungeons & Dragons.