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!”

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 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.”

Ana Osorio

Lead Pre-K 2 Teacher

  • Experience: 18+ years as both preschool and Kindergarten teacher
  • Certifications & Memberships: Lead Teacher Certification; CDA in Education, Miami Dade Community College

Miss Osorio’s early career began in Pre-Law and Finance where she received a minor in Pre-Law from the University of Miami. It wasn’t until she volunteered at her daughters’ preschool that she realized teaching was where she belonged.

Miss Osorio believes every child has the potential to become a great leader. As a preschool teacher, her goal is to provide your child with a stimulating, safe and developmentally appropriate environment where they can have the opportunity to develop cognitively and socially, with the right emotional and physical skills as they grow.

Why Miss Osorio teaches: children’s giggles, smiles, tiny little hands and that endless twinkle in their eyes in wonder of endless possibilities fills her heart with joy.

Miss Osorio has two wonderful children, ages 18 and 25. She has three pets: two cats named Apollo and Shadow, as well as a dog named Charlie. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys music, gardening, photography, and traveling as well as any outdoor activity.

``Teachers can change lives with the right mix of learning and love. ``

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 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. ”