Marie is the lead teacher for the 4-day to 5-day program at GAPNS, open to any child who is eligible for kindergarten the following Fall. Marie also teaches the Plus Programs for three- and four-year-olds. She has permanent certification from New York State to teach children from newborn to sixth grade, as well as a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Marist College. Marie has been teaching at GAPNS since 2008. Prior to that she taught first grade for two-and-a-half years. She is the married mother of a college-age son and daughter.
Marie’s Philosophy: “I look for what it is that a child has. Each child has something different — for example some are shy and quiet but very artistic. I want to find out what it is and bring it out in them. That way children can learn using the skills they’re good at. Because kids are all very different…”
Miss Brooke, who helps out in Miss Marie's 4/5 day class, is a GAPNS alumnus and a former GAPNS parent. She graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in psychology, and is a lifelong Goshen resident with two children in the school district. Miss Brooke loves working with children, and in her spare time is a Girl Scout Leader for her two daughters' troops.
Miss Josephine is the married mom of one daughter and two sons,;two in college and one in 8th grade. Prior to working at GAPNS, she was a stay-at-home mom for many years, leaving the position of Assistant Vice President in marketing at Citicorp Retail Services. She holds a Bachelor degree in education and worked as an elementary school teacher for four years following college.
Miss Cassie works with the Toddler class and assists in Miss Marie's 4/5 Day preschool program. She is a former GAPNS parent. The married mother of two girls is a Goshen resident and enjoys working with children.