Liz Mallozzi

Head Teacher


Liz graduated from Hartwick College and attended Manhattanville Graduate School, focusing on secondary education. She earned her Child Development Associate credential in 2009 and her Director’s Credentials from Charter Oak College in 2012. Liz’s son Robby and daughter Kit attended FPNS, and while they went on to New Canaan Public School and eventually to college, Liz never left FPNS! She has been teaching at the school since 2002. Liz says she loves being a teacher at FPNS because of the school's philosophy that children are to be nurtured, always cared for, and that the needs of the individual child should be met. Liz lives in New Canaan with her husband Rob and her rescue dog, Albee. 



Courtney de Kanter

Assistant Teacher

Courtney is a graduate of Trinity College and is currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Certificate Program. Before joining FPNS, she spent 8 years as a Director of Admissions and coach at independent schools. Before joining FPNS, she worked at Horizons at Greens Farms Academy. 


Courtney enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her friends and family.  She lives in New Canaan with her husband, two daughters and dog.