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.

Wendy Bowen

Lead Pre-K 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 Degree in Elementary Education. Although she is qualified 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 a twelve year old son and a ten year old daughter. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

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

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!”

Lynah Gangi

Lead Pre-K 2 Teacher

  • Experience: 20+ years working with children

Mrs. Gangi has been working with children for 20 years in many different Early Childhood programs. She has worked as a nanny, with Early Intervention, and as a Director of a Non Profit program that ran programs for children and families in 7 communities. Mrs. Gangi is a teacher who is always learning and growing. She is also always changing her approach towards teaching based upon what she believes her students need from her, from her continued education through college courses, workshops, etc., as well as learning from her co workers. Mrs. Gangi believes the best learning takes place through meaningful play and exploration as well as knowing and learning from the children she teaches.

Mrs. Gangi’s proudest accomplishment and greatest joy is being a mother to her two boys, age 16 and 23. She loves spending time with her family and friends, hiking the 4000 footers of the White Mountains, kayaking, and camping.

“I believe that children learn best when we listen to them and involve them in the process of learning.”

Jennifer Rene

Associate Pre-K 2 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 has a love for teaching young children and knows how important it is to develop their 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.”

Silvana Cozzone

Lead Pre-K 3 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.”

Maria Ross

Assistant Pre-K 3 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 and 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. ”