Apple Tree Learning Centers

Staff

We are proud of our highly qualified staff. At least one teacher in each room has a degree in early childhood education or a related field. All of our staff continually participates in seminars and training to maintain and enhance their education, as well as to fulfill state requirement for licensed centers. All staff is CPR and First Aid Certified, mandated reporting, medication administration as well as challenging behaviors and advanced specialized services. Each classroom has at least two full time teachers. Our infant program and toddler rooms each have three teachers. The preschools have two full time teachers depending on the number of children in attendance. Occasionally substitute teachers will work with us. Most have degrees in early childhood education, related fields, or are working to obtain a degree.

Our childcare and preschool teachers develop weekly activity plans and organize child-centered and child-initiated curricula using a thematic and developmentally appropriate approach. This type of approach enhances learning by allowing children to make connections among various experiences during a school day. Our themes are integrated into many of our activities through art, dramatic play, snacks, songs, and finger play.

Owner & Directors

Sonja Raymond : Owner

Sonja Raymond

Owner

sonja@appletreelc.com

BA in Special Education and in Elementary Education, MA in Special Education, 25+years of experience

Nicole Walker : Director

Nicole Walker

Director

nicole@appletreelc.com

Completed Childcare Apprenticeship Program, Directorship Credential Stages 1-3, AA in Early Education and BA in Business and Educational Management. 20+ years of experience.

Bill Minter : After School Codirector

Bill Minter

After School Codirector

bill@appletreelc.com

BA in English, 15+ years in Early Ed, 10+ years in Middle School, Return Peace Corps Volunteer

Kendra McGuire : After School Codirector

Kendra McGuire

After School Codirector

kendra@appletreelc.com

BA in Outdoor Education and certificate in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education, 6+ years of experience

Infants

Riley Bouchard : Co-Lead Teacher Infants

Riley Bouchard

Co-Lead Teacher Infants

AA in Early Education, 2+ years of experience

Sarah McManis : Co-Lead Teacher Infants

Sarah McManis

Co-Lead Teacher Infants

AA in Early Education and an AA in Liberal studies, working towards a BA in Psychology 3+ years of experience.

Emmalyn Hight : Assistant Teacher Infants

Emmalyn Hight

Assistant Teacher Infants

Fundamentals Early Education course and many college credits, 5+ years of experience

Toddler One & Toddler Two

Sherrie Therrien : Co-Lead Teacher Toddler One

Sherrie Therrien

Co-Lead Teacher Toddler One

BA in Early Education, 20+ years of experience

Desirae Downing : Co-Lead Teacher Toddler One

Desirae Downing

Co-Lead Teacher Toddler One

Working on AA in Early Education, 2+ years experience

Felicia Therrien : Assistant Teacher Toddler One

Felicia Therrien

Assistant Teacher Toddler One

Working on AA in Early Education, 2+ years experience

Kristin Moodie : Lead Teacher Toddler Two

Kristin Moodie

Lead Teacher Toddler Two

AA in Early Education and working towards BA in Human Services, 20+ years of experience

Dezarae Lambert : Assistant Teacher Toddler Two

Dezarae Lambert

Assistant Teacher Toddler Two

College courses in Education, 1+ year of experience

Bridge Program

Kari Austin : Lead Teacher Bridge Program

Kari Austin

Lead Teacher Bridge Program

AA equivalent in Early Education and Certificate in Early Education Global Implementation, 25+ years of experience.

Lisa Tabor : Teacher Bridge Program

Lisa Tabor

Teacher Bridge Program

Career Ladder Level 2 Certificate, 30+ years of experience

Kacey Greene : 1 on 1, Assistant Teacher Bridge Program

Kacey Greene

1 on 1, Assistant Teacher Bridge Program

BS in Therapeutic Recreation, 5+ years of experience

Preschool Three & Preschool Four

Josie Fogg : Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Three

Josie Fogg

Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Three

BA in Education and a Teaching License in Early Education, 25+ years of experience

Rhonda Lipsey : Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Three

Rhonda Lipsey

Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Three

AA in Early Education, working towards a BA in Psychology, 10+ years of experience

Jessica D’Adamo : Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Four

Jessica D’Adamo

Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Four

BA in Early Education and a Teaching License with an endorsement in Early Education, 20+ years of experience

Kathy Jones : Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Four

Kathy Jones

Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Four

BA in Education, 35+ years of experience

Hailey Livingstone : Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Four

Hailey Livingstone

Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Four

AA in Human Services, Completed Childcare Apprenticeship, working towards a BA in Early Education and 15+ years of experience

Meghan Krueger : Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Four

Meghan Krueger

Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Four

AA Liberal Arts, Working toward BA and Licensure with Early Ed. endorsement, 8+ years experience

After School

Jamie Cousineau : Teacher Afterschool Program

Jamie Cousineau

Teacher Afterschool Program

BA in Psychology, Masters in Counseling and a Teaching License and 3+ years of experience

Lauren Durivage : Assistant Teacher After School And Substitute

Lauren Durivage

Assistant Teacher After School And Substitute

College courses in Early Education and Psychology, 4+ years of experience

Keira Walker : Assistant Teacher, Afterschool & Summer Camp Counselor

Keira Walker

Assistant Teacher, Afterschool & Summer Camp Counselor

Highschool Student, 2+ years of experience

Substitutes

Mary Ann Hight : Substitue

Mary Ann Hight

Substitue

BA and Masters in Education. 40+ years of experience.

Molly Pease : Substitute

Molly Pease

Substitute

BA in Humanities and a Librarian degree in Early Literacy, 15+ years of experience

Kristen Page : Full Time Substitute Teacher

Kristen Page

Full Time Substitute Teacher

College courses in Early Education, 15+ years experience