ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

Debra

Hello my name is Debra Waron, I am the Director of Our Rowley location. I have had the pleasure of teaching, parenting, and directing at ABB. I am honored to be a part of this amazing teaching staff. I am also proud to say my children's Early Education was enriched by a teaching team of such creative and loving ability! As director I am fortunate to lead a group of respected and devoted teachers. I have my degree in Child Development and have work for ABB since 1995.

Ann

My name is Ann Sorrento. I am the Director of A Bright Beginning Too in Danvers. I began working at A Bright Beginning in Rowley in 1995 as an assistant infant /toddler teacher. I knew right away that Early Childhood Education was the field for me. After receiving my degree in Nutrition, I decided to continue my education in EEC. I am Lead Infant/Toddler and Preschool certified and Director certified. I continue to take courses in Early Childhood Education, to keep up with new and changing information. In 2009, I helped to open ABB too in Danvers. I enjoy being a part of such a great learning environment. I am honored to work with such dedicated and educated teachers, along with wonderful children, and supportive families.

Nicole

My name is Nicole Santos and I am a co-teacher in the Toddler 1 classroom. I became a member of the ABB too family in March 2010 and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I am Toddler teacher certified and I am continuing my education in Early Childhood Education at North Shore Community College. I love walking into the school every morning and seeing all the children's smiling faces. Nothing makes me happier that being greeted with a big hug from my "tiny tots". I love being a part of their daily changes and development!

Alisha

I started working at A Bright Beginning in October 2008, and have experience in every classroom from Infants to Pre-Kindergarden. One day you may see me coddling an infant and the next day you could spot me rocking out having a dance party with the preschoolers. I have an associates degree from Northshore Community College in Early Childhood Development. I am currently attending Salem State University and will be graduating this May with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, and plan on continuing on with a Masters Degree.

Alma

My name is Alma Skarep, I am the Lead-PreK teacher. I have been teaching at ABB-too since August of 2009. I have 16 years of experience working with children. I'm CDA certified (Child Development Associate) as Lead Teacher. I love coming to work every day and see those happy, curious and honest faces. I also enjoy the morning hugs and the day full of playing, learning, investigating, exploring, solving problems, singing and dancing with the children. There are not many occupations out there that can give you this kind of happiness and satisfaction.

Candice

My name is Candice Robinson and I am the Lead Toddler Teacher. I have worked with children for many years as a councilor, nanny and teacher. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Theater and Business from Salem State College. I am currently enrolled I the Early Childhood Education Masters program at Salem State University. I have worked at ABBtoo since September 2010.

I am the 2nd oldest of 5 children and was homeschooled during my elementary years and use lots of art and music in my everyday teachings in the classroom. I love enriching the lives of children and helping them find every opportunity available to better themselves and the world around them.

Jenny

I started working at ABB in 2003 when I was 16 years old. I never thought that my High School job would turn into what I want to do for the rest of my life! I've worked with all ages rom infant- 5 years old and I love them all. I have an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Essex Community College and currently working on a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology at Salem State University. In 5 years I'd like to start a family, and be working on a Master's Degree.

Erin

Hi, My name is Erin Conant. I have worked at ABB too since June 2011. I enjoy being a part of the toddler's daily fun and learning. I love being greeted every morning with "Hooray! Erin's here" followed by big hugs! This just makes my whole day. I am currently toddler teacher certified and plan to continue my education in Early Childhood development. I can't imagine doing anything else and hope to make working with children my lifetime career.

Heather Wilson

My name is Heather Wilson and I am a mother of three children. In 2005 I graduated from Salem State University with my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Salem State University. I have been teaching at ABB too since we opened in March 2009, and I love every minute of it! I am infant/toddler teacher certified and Lead Teacher preschool certified. I am the Preschool 1 teacher and can honestly say "I Love My Job!"

Jackie

I began working at ABB in 1992. I have my Bachelor's Degree from Salem State College. My children have graduated from ABB and I have had the pleasure of working in all the classrooms. My absolute favorite age is the infants! I love being a part of a child's first year of life. Watching them grow and helping them reach milestones is a real joy for me. I respect the individual needs of all the infants as well as their parents needs.

Leaha

My name is Leaha Foubert. I am an Infant/Toddler EEC certified teacher. I began teaching at A Bright Beginning in Rowley in 2003. I helped open the infant room at A Bright Beginning Too in Danvers in 2009, and continue to teach in the infant room at ABB too. I love being a part of the infant's growth and development. This is the most rewarding job and couldn't imagine doing anything else.

Cindy

I am a Preschool/Pre-k teacher here at A Bright Beginning! I have over 4 years of experience working in the childcare field. I am CDA Certified and also my EEC Teacher Ceritification. I have worked with most age groups, from toddlers to schoolage, I am now working with the preschool and pre-k age children, and love it!. I love teaching and being a part of the learning process.

Stephanie

My name is Stephanie Story and I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care since the mid 1980's. I am Lead teacher Preschool certified. For 20 years, I worked and lived in my hometown of Medford, until my marriage five years ago. I have worked in Preschool 2 at ABB too since November, 2002. What I like best about working with young children, is that it allows you to keep the child inside you alive. What other job can you still play dress-up and sing badly and nobody cares?

Terri

My name is Terri Dunn and I am the mother of 3 and grandmother of seven children. I have been working at ABB too since September 2011. I completed my Children Growth and Development class and plan to continue taking courses in Early childcare. I have assisted Alma in the Pre-K classroom for one year. This past year I have loved working with the babies. I am going back to working with the Pre-K in March. I enjoy watching all the children grow and develop into such wonderful people.

Jenn

My name is Jenn Nikitas. I have been working in the early childhood field for 10 years now. I have always loved children and enjoy everyday I get to spend with them. Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers! I have a BS in early childhood and I am currently working towards a master of education degree. I joined the ABB family in 2011 and I am proud to be a part of it. The teachers are the best group of women I have ever worked with and can tell each one of them loves what they do. I have enjoyed getting to know and love each and every family at ABB! My two sons also attend ABB and I could not be happier with the level of care and education they are receiving from our great teachers.