Milana Shabekova is excited to join the JCC Brooklyn – North Williamsburg family! Raised in Queens, Milana received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Touro College and a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from St. John’s University. She has been part of the educational environment in New York City for over 10 years, having worked as a preschool teacher, a SEIT (special education itinerant teacher) and a 1 on 1 therapist in Early Intervention. In addition, she has worked as an early childhood education director in a semi-private preschool on the Lower East Side for the past 3 years. Milana’s goal is to provide an inviting environment where children feel safe and supported, develop a love of learning, and gain self confidence as learners and valued members of our community. In her spare time, Milana enjoys designing jewelry, the outdoors, yoga and spending time with her friends and family.