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Our staff is deeply committed to children and to providing a nurturing and comfortable environment. All staff members meet monthly to plan and coordinate curriculum. The staff also participates in Early Childhood conferences and workshops. Every staff member is trained in CPR and First Aid. All teachers meet or exceed the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care requirements for teacher certification. Our staff is also able to draw upon their own experiences as parents themselves.

As the staff feels communication is of utmost importance, parents are welcome to meet at any time with the teachers and/or the director about any concerns or questions they may have.

We are extremely proud of our teaching staff. We have a very low staff turnover with many of our staff having been at WPS for 6-20+ years! Our teachers are the best and truly care about and enjoy working with young children.

2018 - 2019 Staff List

Jenn Buliszak - Teacher, Aide
Sherin Gurley - Aide
Nicole Harding - Teacher
Jolene King - Teacher, Aide
Paula Kinnunen - Teacher
Meg Lawrence - Teacher, Aide
Gina Mach - Teacher
Natalie Martinec - Director
Krysten Oakleaf - Teacher
Justine Payne - Aide
Karen Quaranto - Teacher
Stephanie Schneider - Teacher, Aide
Darlene Slates - Aide, KV Coordinator

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors

Natalie Martinec - Director
Judie Hilton - Chair
Jen Weaver - Treasurer
Rev. Suzanne Wade - St. Mark's Rector


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staff bios

Nicole Harding
Nicole has been at WPS since 2009. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from UMASS Amherst, and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Fitchburg State College. When not at WPS, she likes to golf, run, and spend time with her family.

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Paula Kinnunen
Paula has been at WPS since 1990. She has a Master's Degree in Reading and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State College. When not at WPS, she likes to sing, garden, and read.

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Jenn Buliszak
Jenn has been at WPS since 2010. She has a Master's Degree in Library Science from SUNY Albany and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Maine. When not at WPS, she enjoys family activities, photography, reading, and traveling.

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Natalie Martinec
Natalie has been at WPS since 2002. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Rivier College. She is the Program Coordinator of our Kid-Ventures programs. Her email address is westfordpsk@gmail.com.

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Krysten Oakleaf
Krysten has been at WPS since 2008. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UMASS Lowell. When not at WPS, she likes to read and spend time with her family.

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Karen Quaranto
Karen worked at WPS from 2008 - 2011 and returned to us this year! She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Education from Salem State University. When not at WPS, Karens like to travel, read and spend time with her family and friends.

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