Our Staff

Lisa Wrona

School Director

-BS in Education from State University at Cortland

-AS in Daycare Administration from Cazenovia College

-Director and Head Teacher for Presbyterian Church Nursery School in Morristown, NJ for 3 years

-Assistant School Director and Kindergarten teacher at Bright Beginnings Learning Center

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 2002

-Served as Co-Director at Christ Clarion 2006-2014

-Appointed Director in 2014

Jan Bamford

5 Day 4's Teacher

 

-Education through South Kent College, England, trained to provide specialist support for teaching and learning in schools.

-Higher Level Teacher Assistant at Kingsnorth Primary School, Kent England, specializing in literacy, running phonics, and speech & language lessons.

-Program Lead of the Toddler Dept. at Inspire! Crayon Campus, Pittsford

-Lead teacher of the Toddler Room at Park Avenue Daycare East, Fairport

-Lead preschool teacher 4 year old room at Southeast YMCA 

-At-home childcare provider

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 2019

Jeneva Champion

T/Th/F 3's Teacher

-BS in Education from Ohio University

-MS in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College

-Student-teacher for 5th Grade in Limerick, Ireland

-Special needs preschool teacher at Lawnview Child and Family Center in Urbana, Ohio

-Head Teacher at Buckle My Shoe Nursery School in New York, NY

-Educational Director and Head Teacher at Collegiate Church School Preschool in New York, NY

-Substitute teacher at Christ Clarion

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 2018

Kelli Emke

M/W 2's and T/Th 2's Teacher

-BA in Psychology, Purdue University

-Coursework in Elementary Education, University of South Carolina

-Child Development Associate

-Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher and Assistant Director at Kindercare Learning Center for 5 years, West Lafayette, Indiana

-Para-Professional for Hershey Elementary School, Lafayette, Indiana

-Substitute Para-Professional for Pittsford School District

-In-home childcare provider for 9 years

-Substitute teacher for Christ Clarion since 2012

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 2014

Cathy Fields

T/Th 3's, Literature for Little Learners and STEAM Teacher

-BA in English with a Minor in Education, St. Lawrence University

-Graduate courses and student teaching at Northwestern

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 1996

Kim Finkbiner

M/W/F 4's

-BS in Education k-12 with a minor in Spanish and Math from SUNY Cortland 1993

-MS in Spanish from SUNY Geneseo 1996

-Taught 8-10 Grade Spanish and Geometry at Irondequoit HS (1993-1996

-Taught 6-8 grade Spanish at East Middle School in Bloomfield, MI (1996-2001)

-Taught Spanish Enrichment at Christ Clarion 2016-2019

-Substitute teacher for Christ Clarion since 2016

Brigette Gondoli

5 Day 4's

-Preschool teacher and infant care at Childtime Preschool

-6 Years of Nanny experience

-In-home childcare provider for 4 years

-Assistant preschool teacher at Crayon Campus 

-Assistant toddler teacher at Park Ave Daycare

-Assistant teacher at Christ Clarion since 2020

Jessica Jesse

T/Th/F 3's Teacher

-Respite care provider for families with special needs children

-Provides support for special needs children during occupational and physical therapy sessions

-Childcare provider since 2007

-Nanny/Household Manager

-Substitute Teacher at Christ Clarion since 2018

Kerry Mascia

M/W 2's Assistant Teacher

-MS in Education, Nazareth College

-BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Ithaca College

-Teaching certificates in Childhood Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Childhood Level

-Coursework completed for Early Childhood Education, Nazareth College

-Preschool teacher (3s & 4/5 classes) for three years at RMSC Preschool, Rochester

-Lead teacher (school-age) for 1 year at Childtime Learning Centers, Henrietta

-Special education teacher (8:1:2 6th and 7th grades) AD Oliver Middle School, Brockport

-4th/5th teacher aide for 2 years at Belle Sherman Elementary, Ithaca

-During college breaks worked as a 1:1 aide and classroom assistant at The Children's School for Early Development, Hawthorne, NY

-While completing a graduate degree worked in self-contained and inclusion classrooms at Northside Elementary (Fairport) and RCSD #45 

-Substitute teacher at Christ Clarion since 2018

Christine Monaghan

Arts & Smarts Teacher

-BA in Elementary Education, Minor in Art, State University at New Paltz

-MS in Education Nazareth College

-Taught first and second grades for 9 years in Wappingers Falls and Rush-Henrietta schools

-Remedial Math and Reading teacher for 2 years in Rush-Henrietta school district

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 1997 and served as Co-Director 2003-2014

-2019 Recipient of The Shining Star Award given by RAEYC to  Exemplary Early Childhood Educators (RAEYC stands for Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children)

Alison Wrona

T/Th 2's Assistant Teacher

-BS in Visual Arts, State University at New Paltz

-Coursework in Child Psychology and Education, State University at New Paltz

-Substitute Teacher at Christ Clarion Preschool since 2016

-Christ Clarion Alumnus 

Julie Wright

T/Th 3's, M/W/F 4's, Literature for Little Learners and STEAM Teacher

-BS in Elementary Eduction, State University at Geneseo

-MS in Early Childhood Education, Nazareth College

-Taught Kindergarten in Phelps-Clifton Springs for eight years

-Substitute teacher at Christ Clarion

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 2006

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