Paula, a mother of three, holds a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College and earned her Connecticut Directors Credential requirements through Norwalk Community College. Prior to joining UCNS, Paula worked for much of her career in the recruiting industry. She worked for several national firms, managing multiple offices in the Northeast, and consulting for offices all over the country. Paula volunteered at The New Canaan Nature Center Nursery School and Five Mile River Nursery School, where her children attended. Paula has also volunteered extensively at Rowayton Elementary School, and is a former member of their PTA Executive Board.
Fours TeacherJudi received a BFA in Music Education from Long Island University. She taught pre-school in New York for six years prior to moving to Rowayton with her husband John, pastor of the United Church of Rowayton. A mother of three, Judi teaches piano to area children and sings both professionally and as a member of the United Church of Rowayton choir. Judi begins her twenty-seventh year at UCNS and has her Child Development Associate credentials, as well as a Head Teacher certification.
Fours TeacherPrior to joining UCNS in 2015, Teresa was a Threes Teacher at the Community Cooperative Nursery School in Rowayton. Teresa has taken extensive courses in Early Childhood Education and holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Norwalk Community College. She’s the mother of three and lives in Rowayton. Before joining UCNS full time, Teresa worked for years at our summer camp.
Fours Teacher & Extended DayElizabeth grew up in Rowayton and attended the University of Connecticut. She has lived here most of her life. Prior to joining UCNS, she worked at Paper Scissors Oranges, and volunteered extensively at Rowayton Elementary School. Elizabeth holds a Certificate in Early Childhhod Education from Norwalk Community College. Elizabeth is a mother of three children who have all attended UCNS. Elizabeth is also a former Parent Board Co-Chair and Enrichment Chair.
Head Threes Teacher, Head Twos Teacher, Extended DayLoreta earned a BA degree in Music Education from Siauliai University Lithuania. She has lived in Norwalk for many years and also teaches piano to area students. Loreta graduated from Norwalk Community College with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has her Head Teacher certification.
Threes TeacherPeggie grew up in Old Greenwich and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. She has lived in South Norwalk for 19 years and has a son who is a graduate of Ohio State University (and UCNS). Peggie spent many years volunteering at Columbus Magnet School before joining UCNS in 2000. Peggie is currently attending Norwalk Community College and studying Early Childhood Education.
Threes TeacherWendy is also a former UCNS mom — her two children are graduates — and a former Executive Board member. Wendy holds a B.S. in Family/Child Studies from Montclair State University and worked in the Executive Recruiting field for twelve years prior to starting her family. Wendy also attended Norwalk Community College and studied Early Childhood Education. Wendy joined our staff in 2007.
Head Pre-K TeacherSue holds a BA in Economics and Asian Studies from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. She has also received her Child Development Associate Credential and her Child Development Associate degree from Norwalk Community College and her Head Teacher certification. Sue worked at the Federal Reserve Bank for six years before moving to Toronto and then London with her husband. She is a mother of two children who both attended UCNS. She has volunteered extensively at UCNS and in the community.
Pre-K TeacherMartha has lived in Rowayton for 17 years and both her children are UCNS graduates. She has a BA in English from Syracuse University and worked in Account Management at several NYC advertising agencies prior to starting a family. Martha has volunteered at the Norwalk public schools and in the community, including Rowayton School fundraiser co-chair, Senators Success Fund committee at Brien McMahon, and former RPE board member. She also helped at UCNS as a substitute and at summer camp over the last few years.