Infant AM Lead Teacher: LeeAnne Petrowski
Miss Kristyn has been with Bright Beginnings from the very start! She began as a volunteer and has being working hard as an assistant in many of the classrooms. She's a versatile and vital member of our school!
Mr. Adam has been with our school for three years and joined us with over 500 hours of volunteer service at his local Boys and Girls club daycare center. Adam has quickly grown comfortable in every classroom. He's been an excellent substitute teacher, gym teacher, summer camp co-coordinator, assistant teacher, and most recently as our afternoon Waddler teacher, helping our newest little movers become more independent as they work on the new skills they're learning every day! He is currently co-teaching in our Infant/Waddler I room!
Miss Shannon has been with with Bright Beginnings for three years and has worked primarily with our preschool students in both the AM and PM shifts. She is amazingly patient, loves messy projects, and
Miss Mary is one of our sweetest infant caregivers. She just adores our babies! If she isn't playing with a baby, she is making sure their classroom is neat and tidy. Miss Mary has many years of experience working in child care centers all over the country and we are so happy that she has chosen to join Bright Beginnings. There is no doubt that if your child is in the care of Miss Mary, they are being loved!
Program Supervisor After Care: Patricia Fagerstrom
Miss Pat has over 13 years experience teaching preschool in the West Milford area. She has worked with children from ages 2 1/2 to 13. Pat's background is in Montessori and traditional pre-school. When she was teaching at the Montessori school she also assisted the building administrator with the day to day issues that went on at the school. She has an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Harcum College in Pennsylvania.
Miss Denise comes to use with a variety of experiences working with children. She shares her love of art as well as her experience working with children with special needs at the Pheonix Center to Bright Beginnings. Miss Denise is a wonderful assistant who shows care and compassion, yet helps each child foster independence. We are so happy to have Miss Denise with us here at Bright Beginnings!
Group Teacher: Carolyn Ackerson
Miss Linda started out at Bright Beginnings as the preschool teacher. She has over ten years of teaching experience from infants through eighth grade. In addition to teaching, she's also worked in educational software design, state standards databases, and has ghost written several educational books. She holds a bachelors degree in English and teacher certification from Centenary College and has a background in Montessori and play-based curricula.
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