ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Jennifer DiCarlo, Director

Jennifer DiCarlo holds a teaching certification and Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Post-graduate education and certifications include a 6th year and 092 Administrative certification in addition to Director’s credits and Early Childhood Education Credits. Jennifer brings over a decade of teaching experience to FCP and proudly joined the FCP team in the winter of 2021 as Director.

TEACHERS

Stephanie Hicka and Molly Powers

2s Teachers in the Pink Door 

 

Ms. Stephanie and Ms. Molly both hold Masters Degrees in Education. They bring over 17 years of combined experience as Early Childhood Educators.

Kimberly Lee and Sidney Ambrogio

2s Teachers in the Red Door

 

Mrs. Lee and Ms. Sidney both hold Bachelor Degrees with additional credits in Early Childhood Education. They bring over 5 years of combined related experience in Early Childhood. 

Karen Grant and Ayesha Cadman

3s AM Teachers in the Green Door

 

Ms. Karen and Ms. Ayesha both hold higher education degrees with specific training in Montessori Teaching techniques and Early Childhood Education. They bring over 8 years of combined experience as Early Childhood Educators. 

Jena Palmer and Stephanie Sylvestre

3s AM Teachers in the Purple Door 

 

Ms. Jena and Ms. Stephanie both hold Bachelor Degrees with additional credits in Early Childhood Education. They bring over 23 years of combined experience as Early Childhood Educators. 

Laura Peters and Laura Lanza

3s AM Teachers in the Yellow Door

 

Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Lanza both hold Masters Degrees in Education with additional certifications in Administration and Special Education. They bring over 50 years of combined experience as Early Childhood Educators. 

Barbara Andersen and Katherine Vincent

3s Extended Day Teachers in the Blue Door 

 

Mrs. Andersen and Ms. Vincent hold education degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. They bring over 34 years of combined experience as Early Childhood Educators. 

Mary Jane Kraus and Madeline Alcantara

4s Extended Day Teachers in the Silver Door 

 

Mrs. Kraus and Ms. Alcantara hold Elementary Education and Behavioral Science degrees, with additional credits in Early Childhood Education.  They bring over 40 years of combined experience as Early Childhood Educators. 

Donna Harrington and Michele Mozian

4s Extended Day Teachers in the Gold Door 

 

Mrs. Harrington and Mrs. Mozian both hold higher education degrees with specific training in Early Childhood Education. They bring over 77 years of combined experience as Early Childhood Educators. 

Montserrat Thompson

Pre-K Teacher in the Orange Door 

 

Ms. Montse holds an Early Childhood Education degree and brings over 20+ years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator. 

Lena Andreou, Elizabeth Willbanks and Suzanne Sullivan

Substitutes 

 

Lena Andreou holds a CDA and has experiences as an English teacher.

Elizabeth Willbanks was a former full time teacher at FCP and has been a part of the FCP family since 2002.

Suzanne Sullivan holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and brings multi-years of teaching experience.

CUSTODIAL TEAM

 

Curtis Gay

Curtis has been keeping First Church Preschool clean and in great working order for about 30 years!  If you ask him how he feels about working here, he replies, “I just love working here.  I love the staff and the kids.  The kids are great.  Can’t beat it!”  Judging by how excited the children are whenever they see Mr. Curtis around the school, it’s clearly evident that they love him, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qasim Husseini 

Qasim, his wife and four children live in Stamford.  In addition to working very hard to keep our preschool clean and in good repair, Qasim is a skilled artist who makes wonderful, detailed drawings.