Up until taking the role of Director at FCCNS, I had been a five-day 4’s class teacher at FCCNS for 13 years. I hold both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Teaching (focus on early childhood).  I currently hold a  CT Head Teacher certificate, a Connecticut State Teaching license (grades 1-6) and have additional post-graduate training in both the Orton-Gillingham and Wilson reading programs. A yogi at heart, I am hoping to share my love of yoga with the little ones I teach by taking courses toward becoming certified as a children's yoga instructor.  Before coming to FCCNS in 2007,  I had the opportunity to teach in an independent preschool in downtown NYC, a pre-K program at an independent school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and first grade at a New York City Public School in the Bronx. My husband of 24 years, Mark, and I have lived in Darien since 2001 and have two boys.  Our oldest, Dan, is a junior at Sacred Heart University and our youngest, Ben, is a junior at Fairfield College Preparatory School.  Both boys attended FCCNS when they were in preschool (which seems SO LONG AGO!).