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Our Caring Team Members
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Executive Director

Lori Moulton

AA in Early Childhood Education from Mater Dei College, BA in Elementary Education (K-6 with an Early Childhood Concentration) and MS in Reading K-12 from SUNY Potsdam. Began: July 1998


Program Assistant

Linda Dashnaw

BA in Sociology from SUNY Potsdam, Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Preschool Teacher and Education Coordinator in a previous childcare setting. Began: August 2007

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Lead Teacher, Infants

Heather Lauzon

Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition. Began: August 2003


Lead Teacher, Toddler 1

Jennifer Murray

Associates Degree in Early Childhood from SUNY Canton; Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition.

Began: January 2023

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Lead Teacher, Progressive

Molly Moniere

Associates Degree in Early Childhood from SUNY Canton.

Began: July 2016


Lead Teacher, Toddler 2

MaKenna Taillon

BA in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam.

Began: October 2018

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Lead Teacher, Preschool 3

Alyssa Giordano

BA in Art Studio, K-12 Art Education Concentration. Her experience includes: student teaching, long-term substitute teaching, and art camps for the Hammond Museum and at her home.  Began: August 2022

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Lead Teacher, Preschool 4

Kimberly Zesky

AS in Environmental Studies, BS in Community and Human Services. NYS Teacher's Assistant Certification Level 1 and Preschool CDA. Thirteen years of experience in Childcare as a Lead Toddler Teacher, Lead Preschool Teacher, and Acting Director. Began: March 2023


Lead Teacher, School Age

Destinie Guillen

BS in Business Administration from SUNY Potsdam with a minor in Spanish. Served as a Teacher's Assistant in both Kindergarten (2015) and Second Grade (2018) classrooms.  Enrolled in Graduate School.  Began: September 2019


Alternate Assistant

Cate Burhans

Began: August 2021


Alternate Assistant

Emmalyn Ellsworth

Began: December 2020

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Alternate Assistant

Aubrey Graves

Began: January 2023


Assistant Director

Naomi Scovil

AAS Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Canton, May 2000.

Began: June 2017


Head Cook, Kitchen/Alternate Assistant

Robin Snyder

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Culinary Arts Program, Graduated from Potsdam High School 1989. Worked 22 years for PACES, at SUNY Potsdam, and 5 years at the Clarkson Inn.  Began: July 2020

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Assistant Teacher, Infants

Misty Haggett

High School Diploma, and currently working on the Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Began: August 2017


Assistant Teacher, Toddler 1

MacKenzie Rockefeller

Certificate in Early Childhood from Seaway Tech BOCES

Began: November 2020


Assistant Teacher, Progressive

Emma Lafaver

Served as a Healthcare Access Screener at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center; Youth Sports Assistant; very interested in child development and providing quality care.

Began: March 2022


Assistant Teacher, Toddler 2

Ashley Hargrave

BA in Biology from SUNY Potsdam. Long-term Homeschooling Experience; Certified Foster Parent; also Certified in First Aid, CPR, EKG and EKC.

Began: August 2022


Assistant Teacher, Preschool 3

Grace Donie

Attended Northwest Tech BOCES Allied Health Program and SUNY Potsdam.  Served as a TA for 2-year-olds at Albany Medical Kids before returning to our Center in 2021.

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Assistant Teacher (Substitute), Preschool 4

Jade Shantie

High School Diploma; Studied Education and Human Services at North Country Community College; Certificate of Employability from Seaway Technical Center, Norwood.

Began: July 2021


Alternate Assistant

Tiffany Lamica

Began: September 2021


Alternate Assistant

Hanna Ceresoli

Began: June 2021


Alternate Assistant

Marsha Fitzsimmons

Began: August 2014

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