Ms. Nastja Modic graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. with a degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education (with a focus in PreK – 3rd grade). She also received endorsements in Teaching, Learning, and Training. Through the teacher preparation program at Tulane, Nastja experienced the teaching of various grade levels, including Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grade.
According to Ms Modic, children are curious by nature. She believes her job is to cherish their curiosity and make sure it does not diminish over time. To encourage children to learn through curiosity, her teaching philosophy includes providing children with a safe and self-initiated environment in which playful exploration and learning occurs more naturally.
In her free time, she can be found at the track stadium, working out at a track and field; specifically pole vault. From an early age, sport has been a big part of her life. She also enjoys cooking and baking.