Charlene grew up in south Florida. She attended the University of Florida, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Special Education and her Master’s in Early Childhood Education. Charlene has experience working as a reading aide and as a pre-k and kindergarten teacher. She is excited to be a part of New Haven Reads where she can continue to instill the joy and love of learning! In her spare time, she likes reading, baking, cooking, and being outdoors.