Our staff undergo extensive training every year. Recently, staff participated in anti-bias curriculum training that spanned the entire school year. This type of immersion in a continuing education program provides our staff the opportunity to thoughtfully integrate new ideas into the classrooms. While grounded by tradition and a commitment to a play-based, emergent curriculum, educators at Hills & Falls keep pace with the latest developments in early childhood education and implement new, innovative strategies as appropriate.

Educators are committed to meeting each child at his/her developmental level. Carefully assessing each child, they gain insight and an understanding of a child’s needs and consider strategies and tactics to help the child progress. Parents/guardians at Hills & Falls take comfort in knowing that their child is nurtured by educators who love their work and revel in the uniqueness and splendor of each child.

Meet Our Staff

Hills & Falls takes pride in the excellence of its teaching staff. The director and teachers are chosen based upon their qualifications, educational philosophy and personal warmth.

Judy LoPorto

Judy LoPorto

Co-Lead teacher Bunny class

Mary Ann Wilson

Mary Ann Wilson

Co-Lead Teacher - Bunny class

Lee Thurston

Lee Thurston

Assistant Teacher - Bunny class

Anne-Marie Hayden

Anne-Marie Hayden

Lead Teacher - Dino class

Staci Sharkey

Co-Lead Teacher - Bunny class

Ally Leipzig

Ally Leipzig

Assistant Teacher - Rainbow class

Melissa Decina

Lead Teacher - Rainbow class

Erin Comella

Erin Comella

Assistant Teacher - Dino & Rainbow class

Tucker Wood

Tucker Wood

Assistant Teacher - Dino class