Terry Lieberman - Director

Terry has been with Playschool since 1999 and had 2 of her 4 children attend Playschool.  A teacher for over 30 years, Terry has been teaching at Playschool since 2001.  After many roles in her tenure here, parent, class rep, teacher, and director, her goal is keep the heart in Playschool and preserve the special relationship between child-parent-teacher in a play based learning environment.  Outside of Playschool Terry enjoys reading, gardening and is an award winning quilt artist.

 

 

Jodi Schweizer

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Teacher Jodi is a Teacher in the 2 day class.  She has been teaching at Playschool since 1997. Her son, who is now in college, also went to Playschool. "I love Playschool for its wonderful support system and sense of community." Outside of Playschool, Teacher Jodi enjoys reading, golf, walking and spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

Emily Baddeley

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Emily is the Lead Teacher in the 2 Day classroom.   Her son graduated from Playschool in 2018 and she loved it so much she didn’t want to leave.  With a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and over 15 years’ experience with young children she is very excited to be part of helping the 2 year olds foster a love of learning and an excitement for school.   Outside of Playschool, Emily enjoys going on adventures with her family, cooking delicious food, and (as a native of Upstate NY) cheering on the Syracuse Orange.

 

 

 

 

Kim Clark

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Kim is the lead teacher in the 3 day classroom.  Two of her four children attended Playschool. Her favorite thing about Playschool is that children  learn through creative play so that they don't even realize they are being taught.  In her spare time she enjoys gardening, running, and teaching ESL classes.   

 

 

 

 

Beth Stahmer

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Teacher Beth is the Assistant Teacher in our 3-Day Program.   Beth is also aides in our afternoon programs..  Beth comes with a wealth of experience, both with preschoolers and with children with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Barker

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Teacher Christina is the Lead Teacher in our 4-Day Program and one of our Extended Care teachers, She has taught at Playschool since 2011. Her favorite things about the school include: “I enjoy teaching at Playschool because the parents and teachers work together to ensure that each child's learning experience is as unique and individual as the child themselves.”  Outside of Playschool, she is her kid’s loudest supporter at their activities and enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family .

 

 

 

Louise Kane

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Teacher Louise is a Teacher in the 4-Day Program and has been teaching at the school since 2004. All four of her children attended Playschool, and her favorite things about Playschool are: “To me playschool is the next best thing to a family (in a good way!) I love to watch the children grow, in every sense of the way, four years is such a long time in their short lives. I also enjoy watching their parents grow along with them, we never stop learning!” Outside of Playschool, Teacher Louise likes to spend time with her family and garden, cook, and travel.

 



Sue McKenna

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Sue has been working with preschoolers for over 20 years by providing musical enrichment programs to preschools. She has her M.Ed. in Counseling and B.S. in Rehabilitation Education, and is a certified English as a Second Language teacher.  She has two grown children and is married.  She is also a professional musician. Her joy and exuberance are one of her many gifts she brings to children.

 






Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences may be scheduled with a teacher or the Director if necessary. When possible, evening or telephone conferences will be available for parents who cannot come in the daytime. Parents will receive a written report of their child's individual progress in January and at the end of the school year.