Every child is born with a unique spirit that must be championed and honored by themselves and the world. It is the responsibility, specifically of early education teachers, to observe and learn beside each child as the gifts are unwrapped and this spirit is revealed. At Alphabet Academy we nurture the elements of this spirit and encourage children to remain inspired by the world around them.

Our teachers strive to be expert practitioners of their ever-evolving craft and regard their task here as a sacred one, knowing full well of the imprint they will gently impose on a child’s life, forever.

Click here to read some of the wonderful messages our parents have sent to our teachers

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Emotionally Responsive Teaching

Early learners are on the verge of discovering their capacities for expression. As they encounter new challenges, each child becomes aware of his or her emotional, social, and cognitive abilities at different stages and in distinct ways. Children sometimes need help in naming their feelings and exploring their implications in personal and communal contexts. To that end, our teachers create emotionally responsive environments for children to express themselves and thoughtfully reflect on those expressions.

 

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Our Staff

North Campus

Amy Small
Executive Director
Amy McKiernan
Director
Tiffany Nilsson
Assistant Director
Karin Martins
Office Manager
Alison Grieveson
Design Director
Rachel Madera
Kindergarten
Christine Avitable
Kindergarten
Cindy Snow
Kindergarten
Michelle Raffone
Pre-K
Loryn Pinney
Pre-K
Antoinette Bonaparte
Pre-K
Melanie Billings
Preschool
Laura DeRenzo
Preschool
Nava Rubinstein
Preschool
Ashley Adler
Twos
Courtney Vanacore
Twos
Sarah Novarro
Twos
Anajah Jackson
Twos
Bailey Albert
Toddlers
Lexi Lucibello
Toddlers
Charlene Dominello
Toddlers
Lydia Bush
Toddlers
Micki Rockell
Infants
Phylicia Daley
Infants
Chelsey Quinn
Infants
Shaquira Everett Durso
Support Staff
Tatianna Priestley
Support Staff
Melissa Scaramella
Support Staff
Patty Grant
Support Staff
Jocelyn Cheever
Support Staff

South Campus

Amy Small
Executive Director
Andrea Mooser
Director
Stephanie Bartocetti
Site Coordinator
Alison Grieveson
Design Director
Lori Fast-Minkema
Pre-K
Anne Josephy-Zack
PreK
Vivian Englund
PreK
Cara Minichiello
Pre-K / Preschool
Jessica Hess
Preschool
Sharon Suraci
Preschool
Karra Simons
Preschool
Karen Urrego
Twos
Bethany Coitrone
Twos
Beth Jesse
Twos
Quisha Griffin
Toddlers
Allie Cristante
Toddlers

New Haven Campus

Amy Small
Executive Director
Amy Mason-Mann
Director
Alison Grieveson
Design Director
Sydney Corneau
Infants
Alysia Iezzi
Twos
Simone Marong
Toddlers
Kelly Licitra
Toddlers
Anastasia Matos
Toddlers
Emily Daigle
Infants
Laura Rodriguez
Infants
Elisabeth Korfhage
Support Staff

Shoreline Campus

Amy Small
Executive Director
Cora Megan
Director
Mireille Esponda
Interim Director
Ida Giaimo
Assistant Director
Alison Grieveson
Design Director
Jennifer Frankel
Kindergarten
Cheryl Ann Gordon
Kindergarten
Bernadette Stak
Pre-K
Jeannine Sloane-Willby
Pre-K
Karlyn Donovan
Pre-K
Wendy Garcia
Preschool
Katherine Weiss
Preschool
Jennifer Kelly
Preschool
Kyle McKay
Preschool
Anna Cardinale
Twos
Kate Cuzzocreo
Twos
Danni Meskill
Twos
Daniela Criscuolo
Twos
Ariel Clough
Twos
Melissa Lemley
Twos
Megan Taverna
Toddlers
Victoria Fierlit
Toddlers
Kim Ballard
Infants
Kaitlin Nash
Infants
Megan Butler
Support staff
Caitlyn Healey
Support Staff
Sarah Wall
Support Staff
Cindy Riccitelli
Support Staff
Adam Boyle
Support Staff