EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STAFF
ADMINISTRATION

Name

Position
Started at Earthplace
Favorite Childhood Memory

Photo



Amee Borys



Director, Early Childhood Education



2008



Climbing Trees and exploring the woods behind my house

 

Mary Lynn Maloney

 

Early Childhood Education Office Coordinator

 

 
2014 

  

Playing flashlight tag and catching lightning bugs. Walking to the Book Mobile with my mom. Riding in the "backy-back" of a station wagon and singing out the window! 

CHICKADEES A (2s)

 

Kristyn Palumbo

 


Lead Teacher

 


2015

 

Wheelbarrow rides around the yard! My grandfather would have my four brothers and me pile in - we loved this game! 

 

Michelle Rosen

 

Assistant Teacher M-F

 


2018 

 


Going to Disneyland with my family. 

CHICKADEES B (2s)

 

Ashley Gradia

 


Lead Teacher

 


2014

 


Family vacations every year. 

 

Jennifer Kobetitsch

 

Assistant Teacher, MWF

 


2016 

 


Family vacations in the Catskill Mountains. 

 

Emily
Burke

 

Assistant Teacher T/TH

 


2018 

 

My mother and I used to visit nature parks/ ponds all the time when I was young. One day I found a frog, caught him, put him in my pocket and took him all the way home without my mother knowing. 

HUMMINGBIRDS (3s)

 

LauraJean Conklin

 


Lead Teacher

 


2004

 


Playing outside until the street lights came on.  

 

Maxine
Key

 

Assistant Teacher, M-F

 


1994

 

My father gave me a rock when I started Kindergarten which I still carry in my purse today. 

 

Nancy Wagner

 

Assistant Teacher, MWF

 


1994

 


Playing in my neighborhood outside in the summer all day. 

Ursula Allen Assistant Teacher,  2018    
ROBINS (3s & 4s)

 

Barbara Buongiorno

 


Lead Teacher

 


2012

 


Always playing outside and having adventures with my friends. 

 

Deborah Palumbo

 

Assistant Teacher, M-F

 


2015

 


Playing at Longshore Pool with friends. 

 

Joseline Bosse

 

Assistant Teacher, MWF

 


2013

 


Creating toys with my sister. 

Marie Gargiulo Assistant Teacher 2018 Going to yard sales with my dad every Saturday and then having a breakfast date at Dunkin' Donuts afterwards.    
WOODPECKERS (4s)

 

Terry
Myler

 


Lead Teacher

 


1994 

 


Playing outside and riding my bike. 

 

Monica Reich

 

Assistant Teacher, M-F

 


2018

 


Vacationing at the beach with my siblings and cousins.  

 

Lauren Brainard

 

Assistant Teacher, M-F

 


2018

 


My family trip to Jamaica. 

FALCONS (5s)

 

Ciara Carbonara

 


Lead Teacher

 


2010

 


Playing outside with my friends until the street lights came on! 

 


Lisa Geter

 


Lead Teacher

 


2010

 


Learning how to ride my bike. 

 

Amanda Ciardi

 

Assistant Teacher, M-F

 


2018

 

Going on nature walks with my dad either on th ebeach at low tide or in the woods on a hot summer day. 

THE NEST

 


Kelly Russo

 

Senior Lead Teacher

 


2014

 


Going to Vermont with my family to a cabin in the woods.

 

Tara Sheridan

 

Assistant Teacher, M-F

 


2018

 

Catching lightning bugs with my brother and sister on warm summer nights. 

 

Charolotte Piekara

 

Assistant Teacher, M-F

 


2018

 


Visiting my great aunt's dairy farm and playing with the calves.

 

Nicole Homcovics

 

Assistant Teacher, 

 


2018

 

Going to Salem, Massachusetts for Halloween with my family every year. We would dress up, trick-or-treat, and get spooked! 

PRESCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (PASEP)

 

 Ciara
 Carbonara

 

 Lead Teacher 

 

2010

 

 Playing outside with my friends until the street lights came on! 

 

Christina Alves

 

Assistant Teacher, M-F

 


2018

 


Family vacations 

 

Angel Panton-Lula

 

Assistant Teacher, MWF

 


2017

 

Playing with my neighbors and many, many siblings on our dead-end street. 

 

Kelly Freitag

 

Assistant Teacher, T/TH

 


2018

 

Marie Gargiulo

Assistant Teacher

2018

Going to yard sales with my dad every Saturday and then having a breakfast date at Dunkin' Donuts afterwards.  
GYM/MUSIC
Val McElaney Lead Teacher