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Marie Pinchbeck

Head Teacher

Marie believes that every day is a new adventure when you are working with preschool children. She loves how eager they are to learn and loves teaching them new skills, which she has been doing at FPNS since 2003. Prior to joining the FPNS staff, she spent 31 years as a public school kindergarten teacher at the Cos Cob School in Greenwich and West School and Center Schools in New Canaan.

Marie lives with her husband and Maine Coon Cat, Sassy, in Ridgefield. She loves to read, garden, and travel. She holds a Masters degree in reading.


Tina Miller

Assistant Teacher

Tina C. Miller joined the MWF 3's in the fall of 2017.  Tina is a graduate of Miss Porter's School and has a BA from Hamilton College.  Tina's youngest daughter, Hilary, attended FPNS from 2011-2013. Tina enjoys tennis, biking, hot yoga and spending time with family and  friends. Mrs. Miller says, "These kids put a smile on my face every day.  We chat, laugh and have so much fun together!"


Sabrina Ericson

Assistant Teacher

Sabrina graduated from New Canaan High School in 1996 and from The University of Vermont in 2000 with a B.S. in Environmental Science.  This is Sabrina’s second year teaching at First Presbyterian Nursery School.  However, she’s been teaching and coaching children on the ice (both figure skating and hockey lessons) for over 20 years!  To her, watching the smiles, the friendships, and the excitement of learning something new is just the best!  


Sabrina loves spending time with her husband Brian and two boys, William and Tommy.  Her favorite things to do are outdoors: reading on the beach, swimming in the ocean, hiking, biking, camping in the mountains, fishing and gardening.