WCNS is extremely lucky to have such a dedicated group of experienced educators to help lead our play-based philosophy. Their enthusiasm and positive energy radiate in the classrooms.  All of our teachers are licensed through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  Through professional development workshops and classes, our teachers are continually expanding their knowledge in the early childhood field. At WCNS, our goal is to provide your child a warm and positive first school experience where they can love to learn.

- Lisa Kane

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Eileen Dauer
Butterflies

2007 - present

 

Eileen holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Emmanuel College.  Eileen's words of encouragement and cheer are often heard in the classrooms and halls.  She is the first to celebrate a child's personal success.

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Christina Falcone
Sprouts

2017 - present

Christina received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Children Education from Wheelock College before earning her Masters in Special Education at Regis.  Prior to coming to WCNS she worked for six years at the Preschool at Regis College's Children's Center.  Christina lives with family in Arlington.

Lisa Kane
Director

Director (2020 - present)

WCNS Teacher (2011 - 2020)

 

Lisa stepped into the role of Director during the Covid-19 Pandemic to lead WCNS back to in person learning for the fall of 2020.  She has taught at WCNS for the past nine years teaching twos, threes and Lunch Bunch.   Lisa is a WCNS alumni and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Regis College. Both of Lisa's children attended WCNS.

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Briana Barros
Sprouts & Bumblebees

2020 - present

 

Briana has found her niche helping young children learn to have fun and have fun learning. After years of experience as a mother of two and as a nanny, she loves sharing her creativity, enthusiasm, and love of adventure with the children at WCNS.  Briana is working on completing the requirements for a degree in early childhood education. 

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Kim Edwards
Butterflies

2019 - present

Kim holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Boston University and her Master’s in the same field from Brooklyn College. She has been teaching preschoolers and toddlers since 2008. She is a huge fan of children’s literature, and is always looking for new books to add to WCNS’ library. Kim was also a WCNS parent for four years, as both of her children are now alumni. She loves plants and nature and is always looking for ways to bring these into her classroom!

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Kelli LaVita
Cardinals

2013 - present

Kelly has her Bachelor's degree in Early Education and Special Education from Rivier College.  Her talents include unbounded energy to inspire more dance and exercise for the children in her classes.  Kelli is also a Zumba instructor and owns both a children's birthday party and Freeze Frame Foto Booth business.

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Sarah Manganelli
Bluejays

2019 - present

 

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree in both Early Childhood Education & Dance from UMASS Amherst and her Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Lesley University.  She taught kindergarten for several years in both private and public settings. Sarah’s three boys all attended WCNS.

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Jetsy Reid
Cardinals

2006 - present

Jetsy received her Bachelor's Degree from Trinity College and earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Manhattanville College.  She has taught toddlers, pre-school, kindergarten, first and third grade.  A master story teller, her love for children's literature is evident at every storytime session.   Jetsy's three children all attended WCNS.

Michelle Stewart
Bumblebees

2018 - present

 

Michelle received her Bachelor's Degree in Business and Communications from Ohio University.  She has served the Winchester community in various board roles as well as PTO president.  Michelle also worked on the WCNS board as well committee chair roles while her two of her children attended WCNS.   Miss Michelle's Running Club is a popular addition to her class where kids get to stretch, jump and run during the day. 

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Mary Beth Zabowsky
Bluejays

2015 - present

 

Mary Beth earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Vermont and she holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.  She taught kindergarten in Brookline before moving to Winchester in 2013.  Her son attended WCNS for 3 years.​

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