About The Teacher

About Ms. DeSena....


Welcome to the 2011-2012 School Year! My name is Ms. DeSena and I will be teaching the 5th Grade Praesto Academy this year. For the previous 3 years I taught Intermediate Reading.    

 I am from the New York/Connecticut area where I spent most of my life, before moving to Sarasota 6 years ago.  My parents live in Connecticut.  I have 1 sister, 1 brother a darling nephew, Vince, and a brand new niece, Jane, who was born this summer.  I love to run and have completed one Marathon and multiple Half-Marathons, with the goal of completing more!  I enjoy watching Yankees baseball,  fishing, running, cooking, traveling and reading! 

 I graduated from Lynchburg College in Virginia with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and received my Master’s Degree in Education from USF.  I started at Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch in August of 2008 and I am so proud of how this school has grown!  

My mission as a teacher is to be a wonderful role model to my students and teach each student to rise to their personal best and become lifelong learners!