Faculty & Staff
Toddler Lead Teacher
Lacey worked as the assistant Toddler teacher last year and is looking forward to leading the program. She holds her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in Boston. She is certified as a Preschool, Infant, and Toddler teacher through Massachusetts Early Education and Care.
Toddler Assistant Teacher
Teaching has been a calling of Kathy’s for as long as she can remember. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she began her career teaching kindergarten in both public and private schools. Most recently, she spent three years working in Fairwind’s TK classroom.
Gail Rowe has worked at Fairwind for the past three years. She has developed and Lead both our Preschool I and Toddler programs, and worked as a substitute teacher the year prior. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education as well as an Associate’s Degree in Infant/Toddler Care. She worked with young children and their families in an early intervention program while pursuing her degree. Gail spent several years teaching in the Lynn Public School system at the Pre-K level and volunteers as a religious education teacher in Marblehead.
Jean Sheehy has been a part of our school since the first day Fairwind opened. She has worked in the Preschool I team the past two years and was a teaching assistant in the Preschool II classroom for the two years prior. She has spent the better part of the last 14 years volunteering in the elementary school programs in Marblehead. She also founded and taught classes at Birth Bliss for mothers, babies, and toddlers.
Deanna Grinnell is excited to be joining the Preschool I team as an Assistant Teacher after working as a long-term substitute in Fairwind’s Preschool II classroom last year. She holds her Bachelors’ degree in Economics/Business from Lafayette College, but realized her true passion for helping others and earned a Masters’ degree in Counseling and Psychological Services in 2016. Deanna worked several years in the mental health field at Lahey Health and Salem State Health Center while earning her degree. Before joining Fairwind, Deanna earned her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching Adults) through Cambridge University and enjoyed teaching English to adults from all over the world. Deanna is also a certified yoga teacher and has taught in several local studios.
Sophie Piersol has worked as the Lead teacher in our Preschool II program for the past four years. She discovered her passion for teaching when she started taking care of children over 20 years ago. Sophie holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and is a certified teacher. Sophie has worked as a preschool teacher in local learning centers and was the owner and director of her in-home French preschool, “Un Jardin d’Enfants.”
Judy holds her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from the University of Hartford. Judy has extensive teaching experience and has worked in various school settings for over 20 years. She has spent the last 12 years working as a Kindergarten paraprofessional at the North Beverly Elementary School. In addition, Judy worked as a Preschool teaching assistant for several years and is a private literacy and reading tutor.