Apple of Our Eye
Ms. Maura Gildea is currently attending Middlesex Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in nursing. She has been working with children for over six years and has experience with many different ages of children. She is enthusiastic about teaching and guiding children as they grow. Her personal belief is to form a bond with each child and family to promote a positive experience. Some of her favorite activities include keeping active, traveling, experiencing new things and being around friends and family.
Ms. Sheehan is the Executive Director of the Primrose School of Burlington. She has twenty years of experience working with children in multiple learning environments. She began her career in early childhood development as a Toddler teacher and soon moved into an Administrative role at a childcare center. Ms. Sheehan then chose to enter the field of Early Intervention specializing in working with special needs children between the ages of birth to three years old. For the last five years, Ms. Sheehan has been the Director of a large childcare facility – with a capacity of one hundred twenty students and a staff of thirty.
Ms. Sheehan earned her Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Early Childhood Development at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire and has recently earned a Graduate Certificate (Leadership in Early Childhood Education) at Wheelock College in Boston, MA.
In her free time, Megan enjoys riding horses and spending time with her family. She can also be spotted at multiple hockey rinks each weekend with her husband of nine years, Glenn, watching their six year old son, Nolan.
Ms. Sheehan is proud to be part of an amazing new school that is soon to be filled with laughter and love. She strives to create a ‘home away from home' atmosphere for every child that enters through the school doors.
Ms. Rindlisbacher has 6 years’ experience working in the childcare industry working with all ages from infant to Pre-Kindergarten. She has an associate’s degree in business management from Middlesex Community College. She is very excited to be joining the primrose team and getting to know each child and family. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and 2 dogs.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Jillian Espinola to The Primrose School of Burlington teaching faculty. Miss Espinola has previously worked at a Primrose School in Minnesota and has recently returned to her home town of Andover.
Miss Espinola has a CDA teaching credential and she has been through the extensive training program provided by Primrose Schools. She has considerable experience teaching young children.
Miss Espinola played varsity soccer, hockey and softball for four years in high school.
Please join us in welcoming Miss Espinola to The Primrose School of Burlington!
Ms. Brenna Curren has previously worked at Northeast Arc in their Building Blocks Program as a provider working with children on the autistic spectrum. She has been a nanny and she has worked in a child care program. Brenna has a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem State College. What she enjoys most about working with children is watching them learn and grow. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as taking the family dog for walks.
Ms. Francesca Costabile has been professionally working with children for nine years now. She started her work with children as an infant teacher. She has held the role of Teacher and Infant Program Coordinator where she supervised three infant rooms. She decided to go back to school and nanny; which she has been doing for several years now. She had the opportunity to work with wonderful families and furthering their children's education. She has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and is finishing her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University. Her ultimate goal is to become a kindergarten teacher. Francesca is looking foward to working at Primrose School of Burlington. Ms. Costabile looks forward to fostering bonds with the children and their families in the Primrose School.
Ms. Shana Teles has a B.A. in Educational Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Her goal is to obtain her B.A. in Early Child Education. Ms. Teles has been surrounded by children her whole life which started her love for working with children. What she loves most about working with children is their excitement and pure joy in learning something new. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son and fiance. She also likes to read, and do arts and crafts.
Ms. Jenn Desmarais has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and as earned her Director ll Certification through EEC. She has experience working with all ages, but her favorite age group to work with is preschool age. She has been working in childcare for over 6 years. She is very excited to grow and learn with the Primrose School of Burlington.
Mrs. Kathy Berkowitz has previously worked as a pediatric nurse and developmental specialist in an early intervention program; working with young children ages 1 month to 3 years and their families. She has a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Boston College and a Masters Degree in Education. She has worked for over 30 years in the fields of pediatric nursing and early intervention including leading weekly home visits, parent-baby groups, and toddler groups.
She is most excited about working at Primrose for the daily opportunity to be part of a team of enthusiastic professionals who partner with parents in providing a great environment that encourages each child's curiosity and sense of wonder in their world.