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 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 and 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.”

Silvana Cozzone

Associate 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 Pre-K 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.”