Our Team

Precious Memories Place Administrators

Jill90.JPGMiss Jill

Hi, my name is Miss Jill and I am thrilled to be joining Precious Memories Place as a member of the administration team. I am a UCONN graduate with a BS in Early Childhood Educaton. I have worked in the early childhood field for almost 20 years. I was, most recently, the Head Teacher and Administrative Assistant at the William W. Backus Child Care Center. Early childhood is an exciting time in each child's life and I love watching them grow and learn. I am very excited about my new journey here at Precious Memories Place!


rachel90.jpgMiss Caroline

Hi, my name is Miss Caroline and I am part of the administrative team at Precious Memories Place.  I have over thirty years’ experience in the field.  My experience was at the Precious Memories Preschool in MA, where I taught in the classroom for ten years and was the Director for the last twenty years.  I look forward to meeting all of the families and working closely with all of the staff.

lesa89.jpgMiss Lesa

I work with food preparation at the center.  I have worked at Precious Memories since 2006.  I have an Associate’s degree in Hotel Technology/Restaurant Management.  I have enjoyed the opportunity of working at the Pinocchio Restaurant, while completing an internship at the Walt Disney World Corporation. I have been married for 15 years and have two children.  My daughter Sarah is 13 years old and in middle school.  My son Nicholas is 11 years old and also attends middle school. I am an American Heritage girl leader and I enjoy cooking and doing crafts.

carolyn_2.jpgMiss Carolyn

Hi, my name is Miss Carolyn.  I am excited to be part of the Precious Memories team.  I have my BA in Communication and have been working in the Early Childhood field for the past seven years.  I am happy to have my son Wally here with me at the center as well.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, as well as, gardening and cooking.

Infant Teachers

karen89.jpgMiss Karen

My name is Karen and I have been working at Precious Memories Preschool since it's opening in 1999. During this time I have worked with many different age groups.  I always seem to end up back in the Infant Program where I spent my first three years as a teacher.  I love working with the babies and truly enjoy being part of their care at this remarkable time in their lives.

Miss_Cris_2.jpgMiss Cris

Hi, my name is Cris and I am currently a teacher in the Infant 1 classroom at Precious Memories Place. I am married with two children and three grandchildren. I have been working with children for the last twenty-two years in Kindergarten and Preschool. I love working with Infants; nurturing and loving the little ones. They make me so happy! In my spare time I love being with family and my two dogs. I also enjoy reading, needlework and scrapbooking.

Jennifer_2255x244.jpgMiss Jennifer

Hello, my name is Miss Jennifer.  I am an infant 2 teacher here at PMP.  I recently got married and we have a daughter that is two.  I graduated with my Bachelors degree from Central Methodist University in Missouri.  For the past five years, I have been working with children, as a substitute teacher, pre-kindergarten through High School.  I love watching children grow, learn and play during their development.  Which is why I am so thankful to have this opportunity to work with such an amazing team here at Precious Memories Place.

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Hello my name is Gabriella but people call me Gabby.  I am a teacher in the infant program.  When I was in high school I volunteered my extra time at schools, working in classrooms with special needs children.  When I'm not working, I enjoy playing sports like volleyball, paddle boarding in the summer and hiking.


063_191x255.jpgMiss Jade

Hello, my name is Jade.  I am of the teachers here at Precious Memories Place.  I enjoy working in the infant rooms.  In my spare time I enjoy hikes and shopping with my friends.

Toddler Teachers

nicole90.jpgMiss Nicole

Hello my name is Nicole.  I am a teacher at Precious Memories Place in the infant room.   Previously, I worked with children and adults with autism in a residential setting in Massachusetts before moving here to Connecticut.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports and relaxing on the beach.

katie_2.jpgMiss Katie

Hi. My name is Katie. I am a teacher at Precious Memories Place. I have worked for over 4 years with children ages 18 months to 4 years. I have a 7 year old daughter and 1 year old son. We enjoy taking our dog for walks on the beach or in the woods. We like visiting museums, the zoo and aquariums and watching movies at home. I am excited to be a part of the Precious Memories Place team.

Kathleen_150x140.jpgMiss Kathleen

My name is Kathleen and I'm currently a teacher in teh Toddler Three classroom.  I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree from Mitchell College.  From there I worked at the Waterford Country School.  I became a teacher because I love the look on a child's face when they learn something new.  While working here I hope to see that look on every child's face, everyday.  So let's open our imaginations so we can learn and play together.

Chelsea_2245x255.jpgMiss Chelsea

 Hi, my name is Chelsea.  I work at Precious Memories in the Toddler Program.  I was recently a student at UCONN Avery Point, and plan to go back to school to get a degree in Physical Therapy.  I enjoy watching the kids learn and interact with each other.  This is a great experience for me and I am very excited to be a part of the children's learning.  In my spare time I enjoy playing sports like basketball, playing guitar, and spending time with my friends and family.

Julianne_255x191_2.jpgMiss Juliane

Hi, my name is Juliane and I am currently a teacher in the Toddler 3 classroom.  I have had the privilege of working with children for almost 10 years now.  My experience includes caring for children from 6 weeks of age to 13 years.  Originally from Massachusetts, I am a certified Preschool Teacher with the state through the ECE. Being married into the military has given me the opportunity to work with children in multiple states and classroom environments.  I very much look forward to working with the children and families here at Precious Memories Place…let’s learn and together.

Kat_170x200.jpgMiss Kat

My name is Miss Kat, I am a teacher in the Toddler Two classroom.  I have a B.A. in Environmental Science with several courses in ECE.  I have been working with children for 12 years at teh Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic Aquarium and WInthrop School in New London, as an educator and camp counselor.  I am passionate about animals and nature and enjoy teaching children about the natural world and instilling in them a love and respect for nature.

Preschool Teachers

valentina90.jpgMiss Valentina

My name is Valentine Sewer and I am a Preschool teacher at Precious Memories Place. I have worked with children for nine years; with ages ranging from fifteen months to nine years of age.  I try to provide a loving, caring, and nurturing environment when I am with children.  I chose the field of early education to encourage and support the developmental growth in the early stages of a child’s life.  Currently, I am attending Three River’s Community College and will be graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.


jessie.jpgMiss Jessie

Hi my name is Jessie and I teach in Preschool 2. I just moved to Connecticut from my home state of Maine. I attended the University of Maine at Farmington; where I received my bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. I have over 10 years of experience volunteering and working with children. I am excited about my new position here at Precious Memories Place and I look forward to getting to know all the families and their children.

Leah.jpgMiss Leah

Hi, I’m Miss Leah.  I joined the Precious Memories Place staff in January of 2012 and absolutely love it here!  This is my tenth year as a toddler/preschool teacher.  I was the Toddler one teacher for three and a half years before becoming the Preschool One teacher.  I'm enjoying our three year olds and their love of art and exploration.  When I'm not at work I'm at home, the beach, the pool or on a spur of the moment adventure with my six year old son and ten month old daughter!  Both of my children attend(ed) PMP as well.  I look forward to meeting you.

kelsey.jpgMiss Kelsey

My name is Miss Kelsey, I am a preschool teacher at Precious Memories. I am also a full time student at Three Rivers Community College for Early Childhood Education. My experience includes volunteering a semester in a Kindergarten classroom at Dean’s Mill Elementary School. I also interned at the Stonington High School daycare, as well as, plenty of babysitting opportunities. Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to work with children. I never knew the exact capacity or the type of job I was looking for, but I did know that it had to be something that involved helping children grow, learn, and play during the developmental stages of their lives. I am so thankful to be part of such an amazing team here at PMP!

Missy_255x226.jpgMiss Melissa

Hi, my name is Ms. Melissa.  I am currently a teacher in the Preschool 1 classroom.  I have been working with Precious Memories since, 2011.  I am planning on getting a degree in Early Childhood this fall.  I enjoy working with children and being able to watch them grow each day.  I am very happy to be a part of such an amazing team of people who all share the same passion for teaching.

Nicole_b_2_220x255.jpgMiss Nicole

Hi! My name is Nicole and I am the PreK teacher at Precious Memories Place!  I have worked with children of all ages and abilities for the last ten years.  I have my BS in Psychology and my Masters in Education.  My passion is working with children and I am so excited to be part of this team.


Crystal-Ann Miss Crystal-Ann

Hello, my name is Crystal-Ann.  I have worked in the child care/teaching field for twelve years.  I specialize in science education with a degree in environmental science and a focus on biology.  My passion is fostering a connectedness to the natural world and self understanding.  I am excited to be a part of this truly special team.