Get to know the wonderful people who care for you and your family.
All our teachers are caring and passionate about working with children, just like yours.
Our teachers come from a diverse background of life, interests, and hobbies that will help your child explore life.
Our teachers are all uniquely experienced and trained to teach your child and create an environment that your child can thrive in.
MICHELLE MICUCCI – Director
Michelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Literacy Education. She has been a preschool teacher at Weekday for over 15 years and previously taught Kindergarten as well. She also started her own Summer Camp Program in Northport Village before bringing the program to Weekday.
Michelle loves creating a fun, nurturing, hands on experience for her students and campers. Michelle grew up in Northport and currently lives in East Islip with her fiancé. Michelle is so excited to take on this next chapter as Director at Weekday Nursery School. She is honored to be a part of such an amazing group of teachers and such wonderful families!
DANA LAUGHLIN – Director’s Assistant
Dana was born and raised in Northport, and is a graduate of Northport High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Maryland, graduating with honors as a member of Lambda Pi Eta. After sitting on the Advisory Board at Weekday for 3 years, she was thrilled to officially join the Weekday family in September 2020 as the Director’s Assistant. Dana lives in Northport with her husband and two children who are both Weekday Nursery School Alumni!
MAIREAD REARDON – Assistant
Mairead is very excited to be an assistant at Weekday! Mairead graduated summa cum laude from C.W.Post with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She lives in East Northport with her husband and three children who are all Weekday Nursery School Alumni. She loves being a part of this amazing community. On the weekends she’s doing jiu jitsu working toward her black belt, on the field watching her kids play sports, or skiing with her family throughout the winter!
2 YEAR OLDS
MARILYN COLON- Teacher
Marilyn is overjoyed to be teaching the 2 year old class at Weekday. She adores children and watching them discover the world around them. She received a BA in psychology and a Masters Degree in science. Always wanting to go into teaching she joined the NYC teaching fellows program. She left the field to raise her two daughters now. Finally, she made the decision to return to teaching and couldn’t be happier to be at Weekday. Marilyn lives in Northport with her husband and two daughters.
SHARI RAFFONE- Teacher
Shari is so excited to be teaching the 2 year old class. She loves the energy the children bring to the classroom and believes everyday brings an opportunity to learn something new. Shari is looking forward to providing a positive, fun first year school experience. Prior to coming to Weekday she worked in the Northport school district for several years. She lives in Northport with her husband and 2 grown sons.
JILL HALL– Assistant Teacher
Jill is an assistant teacher in the two year old program. Jill has worked in various roles at Weekday for over 15 years, with experience in the two, three and four year old classrooms. Jill is a long time resident of Northport where she raised her three now grown sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren!
MARY SIMON- Assistant Teacher
Mary is an East Northport resident. She and her husband have 4 grown children. Mary has been working with children for over 35 years. For eight years, Mary taught religious education at her local parish. In her spare time, Mary enjoys biking to the beautiful harbor, reading, attending local theatre and spending quality time with her family, especially her four grandchildren.
3 YEAR OLDS
KELLY GILLESPIE – Teacher
Kelly is one of our 3-year-old teachers at Weekday. She loves working with young children; nurturing and empowering them to reach their goals. She believes that each child is unique and will learn and thrive at their own pace. Kelly grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Providence College, before moving to NYC and eventually landing in Northport. She and her husband have three daughters, as well as two Bernese Mountain dogs, Teddy and Stella. On the weekends, you will find her on the sport fields watching her girls play soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse.
MICHELLE PARKER- Teacher
Michelle is a teacher in our three year old program. She is married with two children. Michelle graduated from Boston College with a degree in Education and a BA in English. Michelle has worked as an assistant and substitute teacher at two local schools for 8 years before coming to Weekday. Michelle loves working with children and seeing them grow.
JOEY DANIELLE INGRASSIA – Assistant Teacher
Joey Danielle is an assistant teacher at Weekday Nursery School in our three year old program. She resides in Northport and has four children, two boys and two girls. Joey graduated from LIU and has worked as an assistant for over five years. She loves working with children and in her spare time, coaches her daughter’s soccer team. She enjoys the beach, photography, and hiking.
VALERIE STEPHENS – Assistant Teacher
Valerie is an assistant teacher in our three year old program. She comes to us with a liberal arts major and education minor. Her love of teaching started as the pre-school director at her local dance studio. She is a Long Island native, growing up in Merrick and moved to Northport over 10 years ago. She has 2 children, 2 dogs, and still teaches dance to a wide range of students!
4 YEAR OLDS
LEE ANN KUNTZ- Teacher
Lee Ann is one of the four year old teachers here at Weekday. She has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 18 years and has experience teaching two, three and four year old children throughout her career. Lee Ann enjoys spending time with her husband three grown children, and three grandchildren! Her favorite activities are biking, hiking and yoga.
DAWN POTHOS- Teacher
Dawn is one of the 4 Year Old Teachers. She has been teaching Preschool for over 20 years. Dawn always knew she wanted to help educate children. She attended St. John’s University and majored in Child Psychology and then received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves the genuine spirit of our young children and thinks there is no better investment than the caring, nurturing and empowerment of children and their future in this world. She embraces the next chapter of her career here at Weekday Nursery and feels very blessed to work with all the wonderful families here!
MARY JANE ROHAN- Teacher
Mary Jane is thrilled to be working at Weekday as a teacher in our four year old program. Mary Jane has worked in early childhood education as a teacher and assistant teacher for over 10 years. She started her career in early childhood education in New City, NY and then moved with her family to East Northport where she continued her passion of working with children in a four year old preschool classroom. Previously Mary Jane worked as Human Resource Administrator as well as selling Unit Trusts. In her free time, you can find her on the beach.
LAURIE HICKMAN- Assistant Teacher
Laurie is an assistant in Miss Dawn’s class. She has lived in Northport her entire life. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. She has been working with preschoolers for over 15 years an has been an assistant with Miss Dawn for more than 10 years. She truly enjoys every day she comes to work and is very excited to be a part of the Weekday family.
NANCY LEMBO- Assistant Teacher
Nancy is a teacher assistant in the 4 year old class. She lives in East Northport with her husband and has 3 sons. She graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in Psychology. She had worked at another preschool for 6 years before joining the Weekday family. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and boating with her family.
JENNIFER OFRIAS – Assistant Teacher
Jennifer is an assistant teacher in our 4 year old program. She loves children and making learning fun! She has two sons, loves the beach, and cooking with her family!
REBECCA OSMAN – Teacher
Rebecca is the teacher of our Kindersteps program. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Dance and a Master’s Degree MAT in Elementary Education. The two complement her interests in creating an exciting classroom where learning is the natural outcome of engaging exploration and play. Rebecca is proud to be part of this vibrant community. She lives in Northport with her husband and two daughters.
CHRISTINE CUSICK – Assistant Teacher
Christine is the assistant teacher in our Kindersteps program. She has been working at Weekday for over 6 years and absolutely loves it! After working for many years as a corporate Interior Designer in Manhattan, she realized that her passion is working with children. Christine has worked with children ages 2-5 for the past 15 years. She lives locally in East Northport with her daughter. Christine loves to travel, see Broadway shows, listen to live music, and enjoys spending time at our beautiful Long Island beaches.
ART/ STEM/ MUSIC
MARIA MONDA – Fine Art
TIFFANY ASADOURIAN – STEM Teacher
KERRI LYNN TAYLOR – Music & Movement, Spanish and Yoga