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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

Carrie Archer

M/W 2's Teacher

-BA in English with Elementary Education coursework, SUNY Geneseo

-Lead Supervisor for the Southeast YMCA Child Care Room

-Parent volunteer at Pittsford Cooperative Nursery School

-Art Ambassador coordinator & Science Action volunteer at Thornell Road Elementary

-Scout volunteer for both Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

-Musical volunteer for numerous school and community productions

Jan Bamford

5 Day 4's Teacher


-Education through South Kent College, England

-Lead preschool teacher at Southeast YMCA 

-Lead teacher at Park Avenue Daycare East, Fairport

-Lead toddler teacher at Inspire! Crayon Campus, Pittsford

-Teacher Assistant at Kingsnorth C of E Primary School, Kent England

-At-home childcare provider

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

Sarah Collins

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

-BS in Elementary Education and English, The College of Saint Rose

-MS in Early Childhood Education, The College of Saint Rose

-Taught 2nd and 3rd grades for the Guilderland School District

-Taught 3rd grade for the Canandaigua City School District

-Long-term substitute for the Pittsford United Nursery School's Young Discoverer's Science Class

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 2013

Bonnie Dunn

M/W/F 4's AM/PM Teacher

-BS in Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

-4th-grade teacher for the Indiana Area School District, Indiana, PA

-Taught preschool in Level Green, PA

-Taught children's classes at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History,  Pittsburgh, PA

-Teacher at Christ Clarion since 1998

Kelli Emke

M/W 2's, T/Th 2's, and Arts & Smarts 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

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

5 Day 4's 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

Becky Mitchell

T/Th 2's Teacher

-BS in Environmental Science, emphasis in Biology

-Substitute teacher at Pittsford Cooperative Nursery School for 2 years

-Toddler Teacher (18 months-3 years) for 3 years at The Montessori School of Rochester

-Teaching Assistant in a classroom for children aged 3-6 for 1 1/2 years at The Montessori School of Rochester

- worked with preschool-aged children as a Research Assistant at Mount Hope Family Center (affiliated with the University of Rochester)

-1:1 aide for children with special needs at West Irondequoit Central School District,  Stepping Stones Learning Center, and Monroe #1 BOCES

-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)

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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