Office assistance/Floating substitute
Sheila B. Finnigan graduated from The University of Fine Arts Chicago, Illinois. Previously, Sheila worked at Toddlertime for four years as an assistant teacher in a 3's class. Sheila also taught at the Darien Nature Center. Sheila joined FPNS in 2017 as an assistant throughout the school. Shelia says, "I love working with children because every day is a new and exciting adventure with them!"
Mary Ann DeFelice
MaryAnn joined FPNS in 2016 as an educational consultant after retiring from the New Canaan Public Schools as Special Education Coordinator. She hold a Masters of Arts in Special Education and sixth year degree in Special Education and Administration.
Her favorite thing about teaching preschool children is that they are curious learners with high levels of motivation to learn through play. When not in the classroom, MaryAnn enjoys gardening, travel, reading, and hiking.
Triple Play 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.