At the Windham Learning Tree Academy, each of our Pre-K 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.

Silvana Cozzone

Lead Pre-K 1 Teacher

  • Experience: 18+ years
  • Certifications: Lead Teacher Certified
  • Mother of Two

Born in Bern, Switzerland and raised in Italy, Mrs. Cozzone has lived in the United States for over 20 years and is fluent in both Italian and English. In addition to her position as Lead PreK Teacher for the Pre-K class, she is also the lead teacher for our International Language and Culture specialty program that introduces our students to foreign languages, cultures and traditions. Mrs. Cozzone is also a private tutor of the Italian language and specializes in instruction for young children.

Mrs. Cozzone is Lead Teacher Certified and continues her education through New Hampshire Community Technical College. She participates in many Early Childhood workshops and seminars and strives to learn everything she can relative to young children and their education.

When she is not busy nurturing young minds, Mrs. Cozzone enjoys traveling, bargain shopping, cooking, decorating, reading, and spending time with her family.

“ Children look up to me, the teacher. I look up to them as hope for a better world and a better future for the human race.”

Kim Pirozzi

Associate Pre-K 1 Teacher

  • Experience: 20+ years
  • Certifications: Lead Teacher Certified
  • Mother of Two

Ms. Pirozzi has been a preschool teacher for more than twenty years. She has worked exclusively with children from the ages of 2 ½ to 6, and enjoys the fun and challenge of a highly active and energized classroom. Even with her extensive experience, she continues to participate in college level courses, workshops and seminars to keep current with educational trends and new teaching techniques.

Ms. Pirozzi is the proud mother of two daughters and enjoys spending time with them at their family farm where they care for horses and enjoy the outdoors together.

“ Children should be encouraged to be children, be creative and have fun!”

Jennifer Rene

Associate Pre-K 1 Teacher

  • Experience: 19+ years
  • Certifications: Lead Teacher Certified
  • Mother of Two

Mrs. Rene has more than nineteen years experience in the field of early childhood. She is Lead teacher certified and hold a bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University.

Mrs. Rene is the mother of two children ages ten and twenty two years and step mother to one twenty two year old son.

Mrs. Rene worked within a preschool classroom until the birth of her second daughter. She then decided to nurture the development of her child along with a small group of other children as a nanny. She worked throughout the years with several families.

Mrs. Rene is excited to transition back into the preschool classroom setting this year. She is has a love for teaching young children and knows how important it is to develop there self-esteem.

Mrs. Rene enjoys spending time with her husband and family. In her free time she enjoys painting , listening to music, connecting with nature and yoga.

“ I believe that children should be encouraged to become their own problem solvers. Teachers should model constructive skills and provide gentle guidance when needed. This approach helps to build independence and self-esteem.”

Sarah Davis

Associate Pre-K 1 Teacher/Float

  • Experience: 14+ years in the early childhood field
  • Mother of one

Sara is a mother of one son and has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has worked as a nanny and within the Early Childhood field for more than fourteen years. Sara has experience working with children ages infant through school age. Sara continues her education through college level courses that will help her gain more knowledge in working with children and families.

When Sara isn’t in school or working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Sara enjoys adventurous outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and riding her motorcycle.

Jennifer Muise

Lead Pre-K 2 Teacher

  • Experience: 6+ years working with young children
  • Certifications: Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education

Miss Muise is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys creative play designed to build a foundation for education and future learning. As the associate teacher in our After School Enrichment Program, 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 Associates degree this year and was promoted to Lead Pre-K teacher. She is eager to lead our Pre-K 2 classroom this coming fall. 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. ``

Maria Ross

Assistant Pre-K 2 Teacher

  • Experience: 8+ years as a volunteer in her local school system
  • Mother of four

Mrs. Ross has been a dedicated volunteer in her local school system for more than 8 years, providing encouragement to students and help to teachers that creates an environment prime for learning. As the mother of four children ages 15 – 21, she understands the challenges and joys of working with preschoolers, and appreciates the humor and happiness in every moment that she is around her students. Mrs. Ross believes in fostering a fun environment where children truly enjoy learning, building a foundation that will help them later as they enter the school system.

As a dedicated community volunteer, Mrs. Ross recognizes the importance and benefits of creating a true sense of community within the school. Here at Windham Learning Tree Academy, she believes in creating an environment where parents and teachers can come together to partner in the education of the child.

When she is not busy in the classroom, Mrs. Ross enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading and coaching girls’ basketball.

“ Providing a warm, nurturing and safe educational environment allows a child to comfortably explore and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. ”