Name:         Lorena Balne

Title:           3's and 4's Head Teacher

Education:  Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies,                               University of Connecticut


Ms. Lorena taught at Five Mile from 2009-2011 before launching two highly successful local businesses catering to preschool children.  She is now bringing over 10 years of early education experience back to our school. Most notably, Ms Lorena was a co-founder and owner of Green Moon Children’s Art Studio. As a founder, she created art programs to satisfy the developmental needs of children ranging from 18 months to 12 years.


Ms. Lorena has a Bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut in Human Development and Family Studies. Her interests are brain development, early literacy and art with young children.


Her favorite children’s books include, When Sophie Gets Angry, I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, Where the Wild Things Are and Mortimer.


In her spare time Ms. Lorena likes to knit, cook and garden.