My name is Janina Pereira and I am from Long Island, New York. I am thrilled to start my first year as a kindergarten teacher with P.S. 349! Prior to this, I worked as a preschool teacher at a Universal Preschool, taught summer reading for grade 3, and was a substitute teacher for grades K-6, all on Long Island. I hold a dual certification in Early Childhood and Childhood from Hofstra University and I am working towards my certification in Special Education from there as well. I have always enjoyed working with young children. I love to encourage their curiosity and love of learning. I am looking forward to guiding your children in reaching their full potentials as learners and as leaders!