Our Westfield Day Care Center Staff

Our classrooms are led by dedicated, certified or credentialed teachers, some with advanced degrees. A credentialed teaching assistant (or assistant teacher) works in each classroom. Part-time aides also help to keep the student-teacher ratio low.

All full-time staff are formally trained in our curriculum. Support staff are provided with an overview training of our curriculum and its implementation so that they may effectively support the teachers and the learning activities in the classroom.

All staff attain and maintain First Aid and CPR training, with supplemental pediatric training and AED training. There is very little turnover in our staff, most of whom have been at the Center for many years. Our average length of service is 8 years! All staff undergo fingerprinting and background checks.

WDCC Office Staff

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Thera Rocco
Executive Director
BA Psychology, Certified E.E.

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Doreen Murphy
Office Manager
BS Finance

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Vera Evans
Administrative Assistant

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Clarissa Dobek
Publicity/Social Media
BBA Marketing


WDCC Teaching Staff

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Jackie Alba-Suazo
Permanent Sub
CDA Credential

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Jasmine Aldana
Assistant Teacher, Kindergarten
BA in ECE, Certified P-3

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Lynn Bilman
Teacher, Kindergarten
MA in Elem. Ed.Cert E.E. & N.S.

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Amanda Cohen
Teacher, Kindergarten
BA in ECE, Cert. P-3, Special Ed, K-6

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Christine Chojnowski
Teacher's Assistant, Pre-K 4
CDA Credential

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Maria Clemente
Teacher's Assistant, Preschool 3

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Sheila Dunnell
Teacher, Preschool 3
AA in ECE

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Carline Dupont
Teacher, Pre-K 4
MA in ECE

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Alyssa Farrell
Permanent Sub
Teacher's Assistant

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Rosemarie Hansen
Assistant Teacher, Pre-K 4
BA in Ed. and Sociology Cert. EE

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Lori Jeremias
Permanent Sub
BA in ECE

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Lorraine Keyes
PM Teacher, Toddlers/Preschool

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Alisha Lardieri
Teacher's Assistant, Preschool 3

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Kathy Leffler
Teacher, Preschool 3
B.S. Elementary Ed and Art Cert. Special Ed

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Jaclyn Lepore
Teacher, Mixed Age Preschool/Pre-K
BA English

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Sheri McIntyre
Teacher's Assistant, Toddlers/Preschool
CDA Credential

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Nancy Montag
Permanent Sub

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Cara Musella
Teacher, Mixed Age Preschool/Pre-K
BA in Liberal Arts Cert. K-6 and Special Ed.

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Cathy Pagano
Teacher's Assistant, Perm Sub

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Evelyn Paredes
Teacher's Assistant, Pre-K 4

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Michele Petrino
Teacher's Assistant, Pre-K 4
BA in Economics

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Emily Piesco
Assistant Teacher, Toddlers/Preschool
CDA Credential

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Linda Piesco
Teacher, Toddlers/Preschool
CDA Credential

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Stephanie Piesco
Teacher's Assistant, Toddlers/Preschool

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Skylar Rodrigues
Teacher's Assistant, Permanent Sub

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Emma Rocco
Substitute, Teacher's Assistant

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Allison Rodriguez
Assistant Teacher, Kindergarten
BA in ECE with Cert. P-3 and Elementary

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Nidia Torres
Assistant Teacher, Pre-K 4
AA in ECE

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Jackie Vicci
Teacher, Pre-K 4
BA in Special Ed cert. P-3 and Students with Disabilities

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Joanne Wilson
Assistant Teacher, Mixed Age Preschool/Pre-K
BA in ECE-Cert E.E. & N.S

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Qee Wardhani
Assistant Teacher, Pre-K 4
CDA Credential

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