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Andrea Reiter

Head Teacher 

Andrea received a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education in 2000 with a focus on learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorder, and received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education in 2003. She has taught and co-taught children with and without special needs from infancy to 6th grade.  She has taught in public schools, preschools, early intervention programs and privately tutored children.

Andrea enjoys spending time with her family. She likes going for hikes, traveling, playing board games and watching Broadway shows. She can often be found in her kitchen baking or behind a camera capturing all the funny things her 3 daughters and 3 pets (1 dog and 2 rabbits) are doing. 

Andrea’s favorite thing about teaching preschool children is the way their eyes light up as they learn or master a new and exciting skill. Watching children master skills and build on concepts as they grow is simply amazing.


Regina MacKay

Assistant Teacher  

Regina graduated with a BA from Central Connecticut State University.  Her previous teaching experiences include teaching nursery school-age children at the Wilton Riverbrook YMCA for over ten years.  This is Regina's third year teaching at First Presbyterian Nursery School.  She is so excited to meet all the families and children and thrilled to be a part of the FPNS family!  

Regina's interests are photography and video editing.  She enjoys gardening, thrift shopping, painting, scrapbooking, and making her own cards.  Regina lives with her husband, three children (triplets), and Ollie, her cat.  She loves visiting NYC, especially Brooklyn (one of her favorite places).  

Regina's favorite thing about teaching preschool is watching children experience things for the first time - a book, a new song, or a science experiment.  The pure elation on their faces is priceless!  

Ally Parrella

Assistant Teacher and Lunch Bunch Teacher

Ally graduated from New Canaan High School and has been In the childcare field for over fifteen years. 

Ally joined the FPNS staff in 2019.  She loves working with children, helping them grow and learn.  Ally lives in New Canaan with her two boys. She loves cooking, outdoors, Boston sports, and spending time with her boys.

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