Uchenna began at The College School in 2001. She brings to her work with young children, a passion for joyful, creative, and meaningful learning, a strong philosophy for constructivism and the Reggio-Emilia Approach, as well as experience leading outdoor adventures. Uchenna co-leads several TCS outdoor programs for students of all ages, including the Sixth Grade Wilderness Experience, summer camps and the climbing wall. She enjoys performing in musical theater, and brings this love of music to TCS by co-leading singing groups.
Professionally, Uchenna studies best practices in the education field through various professional development opportunities, and was delighted to attended an international study tour in Reggio Emilia, Italy. She co-authored articles featured in a science textbook and professional journals published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Articles include, Investigating Rocks and Sand – Addressing Multiple Learning Styles through an Inquiry-Based Approach and The Natural Playscape Project: A Real World Study with Kindergarteners. She is a co-author and contributor to a hands-on science curriculum, My Sci, a program developed through the Washington University Institute for School Partnership. Additionally, she introduced St. Louis area educators to the My Sci curriculum for use in their own classrooms.
Uchenna is honored to be the recent recipient of two awards, the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award and the Independent Schools of Saint Louis Teacher of Distinction Award. In her free time, Uchenna enjoys coaching, traveling, writing, live music and rock-climbing.
Position: Kindergarten Teacher