Mersiha Canovic is a head teacher in Classroom 8. She joined the nursery school community as a part-time floater in Spring 2011. Prior to joining the nursery school, Mersiha worked as a counselor for the 3s and 4s during the JCC winter camp. In her time at the JCC, she also worked as an assistant counselor at the JCC Day Camp, a sports coach for the 5s and 6s at JCC Day Camp, and a yoga instructor at Camp Settoga. Mersiha has thoroughly enjoying all of her experiences and opportunities at the JCC.
Mersiha was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and still resides there today. In January 2012, Mersiha graduated from Hunter College with a bachelor of arts degree in English language, literature, and criticism and a minor in behavioral psychology. In 2015, she graduated from Fordham University's Graduate School of Education with a dual master’s degree in early childhood general education and special education. Mersiha’s passion for early childhood education has inspired her to work with our youngest learners in the school. She has been a teacher in our older 2s/young 3s classrooms for the past three years, focusing predominantly on separation, social emotional development, and community. She is a strong advocate for social justice and diversity, and brings her passions to conversations around empathy, fairness, and kindness in the classroom community.