At the Windham Learning Tree Academy, each of our Kindergarten teachers has extensive experience working with young children, as well as the patience, understanding and love to help them enjoy what may be a first school experience away from home.

Our low student-to-teacher ratios ensure that these young children benefit from the individualized attention they need to mature, while still learning the socialization skills they require to interact well with their peers.

Donna Pokigo

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

  • Experience: 13+ years preschool – early childhood
  • Experience: 9+ years teaching kindergarten students
  • Certifications & Memberships: Bachelor of Arts, Southern New Hampshire University in Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Pokigo has been teaching preschool and early childhood students for more than thirteen years and has been a lead Kindergarten teacher for more than nine. She is certified to teach ages through Third Grade, but enjoys the experience of working with five- and six-year olds who are at the earliest stage of their formal education.

Mrs. Pokigo is married to her boyfriend of over ten years lives with him where she was born and raised. She enjoys going to the beach, playing softball, going for long walks, reading books and spending time with her friends and family.

“ A successful child is the result of a good relationship between teachers and family.”

Wendy Bowen

Associate Kindergarten Teacher

  • Experience: 23+ years
  • Certifications: Associates Degree, Early Childhood Education; Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
  • Lead preschool teacher for 7 years, preschool Director for 16 years
  • Mother of two

Mrs. Bowen has over 23 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. She holds her Associates degree in early childhood education and has her bachelors in elementary education. Although sh is qulaified to teach up to grade six, teaching younger children is where her heart is.

Mrs. Bowen was the Lead teacher at a preschool for seven years before taking ownership of the school. She owned/ and Directed the preschool for sixteen years before joining WLTA.

She is married and has two children a twelve year old son and ten year old daughter. Her hobbies include scrap-booking, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family.

“ While we try to teach children all about life, children teach us.”

Jennifer Muise

Lead Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher

  • Experience: 7+ years working with young children
  • Certifications: Associate Degree in Science in Early Childhood Education

Miss Muise is an enthusiastic new teacher who enjoys creative play designed to build a foundation for education and future learning. As the Coordinator for our After School Enrichment Programs, she uses her experience working with young children to create a supportive, guided environment that teaches responsibility for homework, balanced with creative fun, play and socialization.

Miss Muise has completed her Associate Degree in Science in Early Childhood Education in 2014. As a dancer for more than 17 years, she still enjoys taking dance classes, as well as riding her motorcycle, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

`` There is no end to education. Students learn from teachers and teachers learn from students, it's a cycle where we work together every day to be the best we can be. ``