Teachers Early Pre-K

About us

Who we are

At the Windham Learning Tree Academy, each of our Early 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.

Lead Early Pre-K 1

Kailey Dimando

Mrs. Dimando has been working in Early Childhood Education field for 9+ years. She is Lead teacher certified and holds a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University. Mrs. Dimando believes a classroom should be fun, safe, and thrives to install independence and confidence in her students through play and exploration.
When Mrs. Dimando is not in the classroom, she enjoys spending her time golfing, reading, photography and spending time with family and friends.

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all "-Aristotle

Lead Early Pre-K 1

Kimberly Schanda

Miss. Schanda joined the WLTA teaching team in the spring of 2023. She has been in the education field for 15+ years and has worked with infants through school-age. Ten of those years in a preschool classroom. Miss.Schanda is Lead teacher Certified with an associate degree in Liberal Arts. She will be completing her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education in 2024 from Granite State College. Miss. Schanda’s passion is helping children grow and learn socially, emotionally, physically, and academically in a safe, fun, caring, and nurturing environment. Building relationships with families is an added bonus.

Miss. Schanda lives with her best friend/husband Chris, two daughters Rylee and Kelly, and two dogs Maddie and Tracker. In her spare time, she likes to spend time on her boat with her family and going on hikes. She also loves camping, firepits, drive in movies, and swimming.

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis

Early Pre-K 1 Associate Teacher

Jenna Byron

Ms. Byron has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for 13 years. Ms. Byron also holds her LNA but has always known working with children is what she is meant to do. Ms. Byron has  worked primarily with toddlers and preschool age children. Ms. Byron is Associate Teacher qualified and has come on board this year in our Early Pre-K 1 classroom. Ms. Byron brings tons of positivity energy to the classroom and a love for teaching with approaches to help every child reach their potential. 
When she is not working Ms. Byron enjoys spending time with her four children Larry, Jacob, James and Gage and her cat King. 

“By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.”

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Early Pre-K 1 Associate Teacher

Alexis Caron

Miss Caron has two years of experience in the field of early childhood education working with children from infancy through five years old. She was a Lead teacher in a toddler classroom before joining our teaching team this fall.

Miss Caron completed her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Nashua Community in May of 2023. She is currently working towards my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from UNH.

Miss Caron’s passion has always been to teach and encourage children to reach their full potential. Miss Caron believes to make a happy classroom you need to have a welcoming and safe environment for the students to explore.
Some things she enjoys during her free time are spending time with her family and enjoying time outdoors whether it be hiking, kayaking, or fishing.

" No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" Jerry Pinkney

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Early Pre-K 1 Associate Teacher

Ayla Walter

  • Experience: 37 years

Ms. Walter has 37 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education, specifically with preschool ages.
Ms Walter received her education through New Hampshire Technical College. She continually participates in Early Childhood workshops and seminars to learn everything she can pertaining to young children and their education.
Nurturing and Teaching young minds has always been where my heart is.

When I’m not at school I enjoy biking on nature trails, yoga, traveling, spending time with my family and friends. I love going to animal petting farms being in nature. I have 2 sweet cat’s Hattie and Zelle.

"If you make the world better for children, you make it better for everyone "

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Lead Early Pre-K 2

Antonia Perrotti

  • Experience: 6+ years working with children

Miss Perrotti joined our teaching team in the spring of 2016. She began her work with young children back in high school completing a two year Early Childhood vocational program. Miss Perrotti has worked with children ages 2.6 years through school age. She continued building on her knowledge through college courses and became Lead Teacher qualified in the spring of 2021. Miss Perrotti is now Leading our Early Pre-K 2 classroom. She loves taking the time to get to know each individual child and strives to create the best learning environment that promotes their social and emotional development.

When Miss Perrotti is not in the classroom she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves animals, music, dancing, and the beach.

"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. "

Early Pre-K 2 Associate Teacher

Jessica MacDonald

Miss MacDonald has been in the Education field for 6+ years and has worked with infants through school-age, although her favorite age group is Preschool age. They always have something exciting to say! She is currently enrolled at Granite State College working on her education degree. Miss MacDonald believes that a classroom should be fun yet safe, warm and nurturing and children learn best when they have hands on activities to learn from.

When she is not working, Miss MacDonald loves to spend her time with family and friends, reading, and cooking and baking for the people in her life, and outdoor activities, especially ones that involve water.

"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten” -Lilo and Stitch

Early Pre-K 2 Associate Teacher

Christine Twombly

  • Experience: 25+ years

Mrs. Twombly has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She has an Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working toward her Bachelor’s degree. Mrs. Twombly has a love of learning and enjoys participating in courses and continuing education opportunities to learn and grow as an educator and to expand on her knowledge of young children. Mrs. Twombly believes children learn best when they are actively engaged in learning.

Mrs. Twombly is married and has three daughters and two grandsons. She enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

"Tell me and I'll forget. Teach me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll learn. " - Benjamin Franklin