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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: Heather Lauzon

Infant and Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Infant and Toddler Teacher. Began: August 2003

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Lead Teacher, Infants: Misty Haggett

Infant / Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Began August 2017


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


Lead Teacher, Preschool 4: 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.


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: Maya Etkin

Began: Jan, 2023


Alternate Assistant: Violeta DeGroat

Began: Jan, 2022

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Alternate Assistant: Jade Shantie

High school Diploma, Studied Education and Human Services at North Country Community Collage. Began: July 2021


Alternate Assistant: Marsha Fitzsimmons

Began: August 2014


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


Assistant Teacher, Infants: Tiffany Lamica

Is very interested in child development and providing quality care. 

Began: September 2021


Assistant Teacher, Toddler 1: MacKenzie Landon

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: Destiny Seiler

AS in Early Childcare from SUNY Canton and is working towards a BA in Early childhood care and management. Began: 2023

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Assistant Teacher, Preschool 4



Alternate Assistant: Pam Rockefeller

Began: Sep, 2023


Alternate Assistant: Lily LaBounty

Began: Jan, 2023


Alternate Assistant: Cate Burnhans 

Began: August 2021


Alternate Assistant: Peyton Despaw 

Began: June 2023

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Alternate Assistant: Aubrey Graves

Began: January 2023

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