Faculty

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Our faculty are a dedicated team of professional educators with decades of combined experience.

The faculty at North Shore Nursery School are qualified, experienced and devoted to their work with young children. Our school has a healthy record of retaining faculty and many have been teaching here for more than 10 years. Each of our five co-Lead Teachers holds a Master’s degree and they have more than 60 years of combined teaching experience! Our Assistant Teachers are also highly qualified holding Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees. Just as we delight in the individuality of our children, we celebrate the unique talents and interests of our faculty and have a strong commitment to their ongoing professional development.

Faculty

Heidi Crosby

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Co-Lead Teacher Younger Class, Teacher Toddler Class and Stay & Play
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Lesley University
B.S., Psychology/Elementary Education, Endicott College

Teaching at NSNS since 1990

Rose Curcuru

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Teacher Toddler Class, Younger Class and Stay & Play
A.S., Early Childhood Education with Honors, North Shore Community College

Teaching at NSNS since 1996

Tracy Gleckner

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Lead Teacher Toddler Class, Teacher Younger Class and Stay & Play
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Lesley University
B.S., Early Childhood Education, West Chester University

Taught for 12 years prior to joining NSNS’s faculty in 2006

Nancy Comeau

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Co-Lead Teacher Older Class and Stay & Play
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Lesley University
M.S., Early Childhood Education, Salem State University
A.S., Early Childhood Eduction,  North Shore Community College

Taught for many years prior to joining NSNS’s faculty in 2018

Karen Smart

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Co-Lead Teacher Older Class and Wednesday Explorers
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education; MSW, Social Work, Boston University
B.S., Social Work, Syracuse University

Taught for 10 years prior to joining NSNS’s faculty in 2007

Heidi Gorton

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Movement Teacher for Younger Classroom and Older Classroom

Floating Teacher all classrooms

M.Ed., Early Childhood Teacher and Training, Salem State University

B.A., Environmental Studies: Anthropology & Sociology, Middlebury College

Leah Tighe

Older Classroom Teacher

M.S., Child and Family Studies, Wheelock College

B.S., Early Childhood Education, University of Vermont

Joined staff in 2020

Jessie Vogel

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Director
Floating Teacher in all classes
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy Specialization, Lesley University
B.S., Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Duquesne University

Joined Faculty in 2018

Administrative Staff

Susannah DiPasquale

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Director of Enrollment
MSW, LICSW, Social Work, Simmons College
M.Ed., Counseling, Boston University
B.A., Psychology, Skidmore College

Joined our staff in 2012

Julie Sheaves

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Business Manager

Master of Science, Bentley University

Bachelor of Business Administration, Salem State University

Joined staff in 2019

photos courtesy of Chrissa Markos