Elena was born in Genova, Italy, and raised from a young age in Tribeca. She returned to her native country to attend university in Rome, where she received her BA in Italian Studies with a concentration in Art History from John Cabot University. She is currently pursuing her MS in Early Childhood Special and General Education at Bank Street College. Elena’s interests include traveling, literature and the arts. She lives in Tribeca with her husband Yali, her step-daughter Amelie, and their dog Cole. This is Elena’s fourth year teaching at WMS.