Every child is born with a unique spirit that must be championed and honored by themselves and the world. It is the responsibility, specifically of early education teachers, to observe and learn beside each child as the gifts are unwrapped and this spirit is revealed. At Alphabet Academy we nurture the elements of this spirit and encourage children to remain inspired by the world around them.

Our teachers strive to be expert practitioners of their ever-evolving craft and regard their task here as a sacred one, knowing full well of the imprint they will gently impose on a child’s life, forever.

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Emotionally Responsive Teaching

Early learners are on the verge of discovering their capacities for expression. As they encounter new challenges, each child becomes aware of his or her emotional, social, and cognitive abilities at different stages and in distinct ways. Children sometimes need help in naming their feelings and exploring their implications in personal and communal contexts. To that end, our teachers create emotionally responsive environments for children to express themselves and thoughtfully reflect on those expressions.

Our Staff

North Campus

Amy Small
Executive Director
Mireille Esponda
Co-Director
Amy McKiernan
Co-Director
Karin Martins
Administrative Assisant
Alison Grieveson
Design Director
Rachel Madera
Kindergarten
Shaquira Everett Durso
Kindergarten
Christine Avitable
Kindergarten
Michelle Raffone
Pre-K
Melanie Billings
Pre-K
Claire Marston
Pre-K
Tiffany Nilsson
Preschool
Antoinette Bonaparte
Preschool
Jodi Coppola
Preschool
Ashley Adler
Twos
Courtney Vanacore
Twos
Bailey Albert
Toddlers
Phylicia Daley
Toddlers
Chelsey Quinn
Toddlers
Mackenzie Earley
Toddlers
Micki Rockell
Infants
Takisha Brown
Infants
Laura DeRenzo
Substitute Teacher
Dina Charles
Substitute Teacher

South Campus

Amy Small
Executive Director
Andrea Mooser
Director
Stephanie Bartocetti
Site Coordinator
Alison Grieveson
Design Director
Cara Minichiello
Pre-K
Lori Fast-Minkema
Preschool
Jessica Hess
Preschool
Karen Urrego
Twos
Bethany Coitrone
Twos
Ray Hills
Toddlers
Allie Cristante
Toddlers
Lexie Vertucci
Substitute Teacher
Caitlin DeStefano
Substitute Teacher

New Haven Campus

Amy Small
Executive Director
Amy Mason-Mann
Director
Alison Grieveson
Design Director
Simone Marong
Twos
Kate Cuzzocreo
Twos
Kelly Licitra
Twos
Sydney Corneau
Toddlers
Alysia Iezzi
Toddlers
Lynette DeNicola
Toddlers
Emily Daigle
Infants
Laura Gonzalez
Infants
Enya Gabaldon
Infants

Shoreline Campus

Amy Small
Executive Director
Cora Megan
Director
Ida Giaimo
Site Coordinator
Alison Grieveson
Design Director
Jennifer Frankel
Kindergarten
Jamie Bingham
Pre-K
Nav Lall
Pre-K
Kyle McKay
Preschool
Bernadette Stak
Preschool
Carly Belko
Preschool
Cristina Aranci
Twos
Shilpa Rajbahak
Twos
Danni Meskill
Toddlers
Cece Casey
Toddlers
Kaitlin Nash
Infants