Ms. Emily Wernau - Principal
My name is Emily Wernau and I am honored to introduce myself as principal of Tremont Elementary School. Previously, I was an Assistant Principal at Oregon Middle School and Saxton Middle School. Before that, I worked in the NYC Department of Education as an Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach and Teacher. I taught English, Social Studies and Debate.
Currently, I am PhD student at the University of Buffalo in Curriculum Design and the Science of Learning. Presently, I have a B.A. & M.A. in English from St. John’s University, a M.A. in English Education from City College, and a M.S.E.D. in Educational Leadership from Baruch College. My years at St. John’s have left a profound impact on me. Their message that serving communities is one of the greatest gifts one can give is something I carry with me. Thus, I began a career in public education.
As a lover of curriculum, I believe that engaging and enriching experiences spark excitement about learning. In line with the whole child approach, the Tremont staff aims to create student centered environments for our students so that they can discover and explore. We attend continuous professional development and are always expanding our thinking in innovative ways to teach children.
Here at Tremont, we also believe in fostering strong social and emotional curriculum so that students can grow to become confident and positive citizens. You will see paintings on our walls of buckets, hear about “bucket fillers” in our classrooms and listen to teachers read from Carol McCloud’s book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? That book, is a book on creating happy children through self-awareness and kindness. Our tiniest students all the way up to fifth grade become familiar with it so that they can carry these tools to secondary school and beyond. We strive to prepare our students for the world beyond by providing the nurturing space they need are children.
The Tremont family considers it an absolute privilege to work with your children and we are excited to watch them grow and flourish. Thank you for sharing your children with us.