Professional Staff

Director: Susan Taddei.

Ed.M. Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction. BA Psychology and Education. CT Standard Director’s Credential. State Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 17 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 1988.

Susan Taddei

Director Emerita:  Carla M. Horwitz.

Ed.D Educational Leadership, MS Urban Education, BA. Diploma in Child Development. CT Professional Director’s Credential. State Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 48 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 1975.

Carla Horwitz

Administrative Associate: Randi K. Alpert.

BS Early Childhood Education. 31 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since  1998.

Randi Alpert

Threes Program

Head Teacher: Helen Riviere.

MS Urban Education. BS Early Childhood Education, State Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 39 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2002

Helen Riviere

Teacher: Nancy Pasacreta.

BS Psychology (21 credits in Early Childhood Education). 25 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2005.

Nancy Pasacreta

Teacher:  Marissa Bivona.

BA English (15 credits in Early Childhood Education). 7 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2013.

Marissa Bivona

Teacher: Jade McLean.

BA Liberal Studies (18 credits in Early Childhood Education). 8 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2009.

Jade Greene

Teaching Fellow: Kate O'Brien.

BS Psychology & Education Studies. Yale University 2017. Post Graduate Carla Horwitz Fellowship in Child Development and Early Childhood Education.

Kate O'Brien

Preschool Program

Head Teacher: Heather Williams.

BS Early Childhood Education. 14 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2003.

Heather Williams

Teacher:  Colleen Olinski.

MS Education. BA Communications (26 credits in Early Childhood Education). State Certification in Elementary Education K-6. 12 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2008.

Colleen Olinski

Teacher:  Juliet Avelin.

BA Psychology. M.Ed. Elementary and Early Childhood Education. 19 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2015.

 Juliet Avelin

Teacher & Music Coordinator: Stefanie Austin.

BS Early Childhood Education & BA Interdisciplinary Studies, SCSU 2017. State Certification in Early Childhood Education pending. Certificate Level 1 training for Music Together. 17 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2008.

Stefanie Austin

Assistant Teacher:  Emily Warren.

At Calvin Hill since 2007.

Emily Warren

Kindergarten

Head Teacher:  Winnie Naclerio.

MS & BA Early Childhood Education. State Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 40 years relevant of experience. At Calvin Hill since 1978.

Winnie Naclerio

Assistant Teacher:  Rebecca Baisden.

13 credits in Early Childhood Education. 9 years of relevant experience. At Calvin Hill since 2015.

Rebecca Baisden

Teaching Fellow: Rachel Paul.

BA English. Yale University 2017. Post Graduate Seedlings Fellowship in Child Development and Early Childhood Education, Yale Child Study Center. At Calvin Hill since 2017.

Rachel Paul