Meet The Teachers

Our teachers are passionate about providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment where children can explore, learn, and grow. Each of our teachers brings a unique set of skills, experience, and perspective to the classroom, and they work collaboratively to create a dynamic and engaging learning community.

We are committed to fostering the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child in our care. We use research-based practices and innovative teaching strategies to support children's learning and create meaningful learning experiences. Our teachers also value communication and collaboration with families, recognizing the important role that parents and caregivers play in children's growth and development.

As a team, we are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive school culture that celebrates diversity, promotes kindness and respect, and encourages children to explore and discover their passions. We are proud to have such a talented and caring team of educators at our preschool, and we look forward to working together to provide the best possible learning experience for your child.

Marie Moran

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.

Brooke Aclin

Miss Brooke, who works with the Toddler class and in other classes when needed, 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 daughter's troop.

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.