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Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff are the backbone of our school! We respect each child as an individual, and strive to support parents in their role as primary caretakers of the children in our school.  Our Head Teachers all hold specialized or advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.  Our Assistant Teachers have all received specialized training, as well as demonstrated competence in working with young children.


Kathy Gilbert


MA, Teaching & Curriculum
Columbia University Teacher’s College

Maire Valade

Administrative Assistant

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Christine Fodor

Head Teacher, Pre-K

MS, Early Childhood Education
Western Connecticut State University

Kristine Tully

Head Teacher, 4 Day 4’s

MA, Education
University of Connecticut


Amy Flynn

Head Teacher, 3 Day 4’s

MA, Learning Disabilities
Montclair State University

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Denise Lee

Head Teacher,  3’s

Assistant Teacher, Pre-K

MA, Curriculum and Instruction
University of Colorado

Brenda Steele

Head Teacher, 3’s

BA, Niagra University                                               
CDA, Norwalk Community College



Jennifer Hoffman

Head Teacher,  2’s

MA, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Bank Street College of Education

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Anne Mignone

Assistant Teacher, Pre-K


Kristen Schopps

Assistant Teacher, 4’s


Deana Salese

Assistant Teacher, 4’s

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Jeanne Pacewicz

Assistant Teacher, 3’s


Cathy Antista

Assistant Teacher, 3’s


Amy Cooke

Assistant Teacher, 2’s

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Beverly Crudgington

Science & Enrichment Coordinator





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