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ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Hajjar
~ Owner ~
Donna Hajjar established The Learning Path on June 25, 1999.
Our current location, on the Atkinson/Derry line, located in the Brookstone Park Development,  
was custom built in 2004. Our second center, located in Salem, opened in March of 2011.
Ms. Donna Hajjar has been working with children since 1995.
Her work history includes:
* Assistant Teacher at Pixie Pre-School from 1995 - 1997 *
* West Running Brook Middle School & Hood Middle School/Derry from 1997/1998 *
* Special Education Assistant at Pinkerton Academy 1999 *
Donna is working towards her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Granite State College 
with 40 credits thus far. 
 She is CPR/1st Aid certified, has countless professioanl development hours,
 and holds a NH Early Childhood Teaching Credential.


Mrs. Paquette
~ Center Director ~
Director at The Learning Path since 2011
Mrs. Sally Paquette has been working with young children since 1998.
     Her work history includes:
* Director/Infant Teacher at Live, Laugh & Learn from 2009-2010 *
* Director/Infant Teacher at Plaistow Learning Center from 2007-2009 *
* Associate Director at Little Sprouts from 2006-2007 *
* Director at Offsping Kids from 2003-2006 *
* Director at Create & Discover Learning Center from 1998-2003 *
Sally has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education & Business Science from Castle College.
She is CPR/1st Aid certified, has accrued countless professional development hours,
and holds a NH Early Childhood Teaching Credential.

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KINDERGARTEN AND PRE-K

Miss Jackson
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2011
Miss Kaitelyn Jackson has been teaching young children since 2011
Her work history includes:
* This is Miss Jackson's first experience working in a preschool setting *
Kaitelyn has her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and her
 Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern NH University.
She is CPR/1st Aid certified, has accrued countless professional development hours,
 and holds a NH Early Childhood Teaching Credential.


​Mrs. Thyne
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2014
Mrs. Sarah Thyne has been teaching children since 2005
Her work history includes: 
* Professional Early Childhood Educator at Quality Learning Centers from 2005-2014 *
Sarah has taken 30+ credits towards a BA in Elementary Education from Rivier College and has also taken 
30+ credits towards an Associate Degree in ECE from Nashua Community College. 
She is CPR/1st Aid certified and has accrued countless professional development hours.
 
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PRESCHOOL

Mrs. Upton
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2012
Mrs. Katie Upton has been teaching children since 2008
Her work history includes: 
* Teacher at Child Care/Day Camp, Workout Club & Wellness Center from 2009-2012 *
* Lead Teacher at Londonderry Learning Academy 2012 *
* Teacher Assistant at Learn As We Play from 2011-2012 *
* Misc. Student Teaching 2009-2012 *
Katie has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Plymouth State University
and her ECE Certificate from Manchester Community College.
She is CPR/1st Aid certified, has accrued countless professional development hours, 
and holds a NH Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
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Ms. Molinari
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2017
Ms. Abaigeal Molinari has been teaching children since 2017
Her work history includes:
* This is Ms. Molinari’s first experience working in a preschool setting *
Abbie attended Plymouth State University and majored in Elementary Education. She has 90+ Credits
in Early Childhood Education. 
She is CPR/1st Aid certified and has accrued countless professional development hours. ​


Miss Jackson
~ Associate Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2015
Miss Kerri Jackson has been working with children since 2014
Her work history includes: 
*This is Ms. Jackson’s first experience working in a preschool setting*
Kerri recently graduated from Salem High School where she was enrolled in their ECE program. 
She is currently pursuing her Associates Degree in ECE and also working on accruing countless workshop and training hours in ECE and is CPR & 1st Aid Certified.

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OLDER TODDLERS

Mrs. Burch
~ Associate Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2012
Mrs. Valorie Burch has been teaching children since 2009
Her work history includes: 
* Assistant Teacher at Abide in the Vine Childcare from 2009-2012
Valorie is currently taking Early Childhood Education college courses, seminars and workshops.
She is CPR/1st Aid certified and is a member of the NAEYC and holds a NH Teaching Credential.


Miss Boisselle
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since August 2013
Miss Courtney Boisselle has been teaching children since 2007
Her work history includes: 
* Nanny for two children 2001-2013 *
* Lead Teacher at Little Explorers Learning Center from 2007-2011 *
Courtney has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Essex Community College.
She is CPR/1st Aid certified, has accrued countless professional development hours,
and holds a NH Early Childhood Teaching Credential.


Miss Smalley
~ Associate Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2013
Miss Amber Smalley has been working with children since 2011
Her work history includes:
* Assistant Teacher at Over The Rainbow 2011-2012 *
* Associate Teacher at The Learning Path from 2013-2016 *
Amber has her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Southern NH University and her ECE credits from 
Salem High School. She is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health Psychology. 
She is CPR/1st Aid certified, has accrued countless professional development hours, 
and holds a NH Early Childhood Teaching Credential.

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YOUNG TODDLERS

Ms. Sok 
~ Associate Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2016
Her work history includes:
* This is Ms. Cynthia Sok’s first experience working in a preschool setting *
  She is currently pursuing her Associates Degree in ECE at Granite State College.
Cynthia is CPR/1st Aid certified and she has accrued countless professional development hours.


Miss. Ingalls
~ Associate Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2016
Ms. Katie Ingalls has been working with children since 2016
Her work history includes: 
* This is Ms. Ingall’s first experience working in a preschool setting *
Katie recently graduated from Pinkerton Academy where she was enrolled in their ECE program. 
She is currently pursuing her Associates Degree in ECE from Granite State College.
She is CPR/1st Aid certified and has accrued countless professional development hours.


Mrs. Perrella
~ Assistant Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2017
* This is Mrs. Perrella’s first experience working in a preschool setting *
Kim has experience working in a child care room of a local gym working with multi age children. 
She is currently working on accruing professional development hours.

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INFANTS

Mrs. Ingalls
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2015
Mrs. Carolyn Ingalls has been teaching children since 1992
Her work history includes: 
* Lead Infant Teacher at Beginning and Beyond 2010-2015 *
* Lead Infant Teacher at Ma Petite 2008-2010 *
* Lead Infant Teacher at Newton Learning Center 2007-2008 *
* Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher at Offspring Futures 2004-2007 *
* Infant Teacher at Beginnings & Beyond 1999-2003 *
*Home Day Care Provider 1996-1997 *
* Infant Teacher at Bright Horizons 1992-1996 *
Carolyn attended Northern Essex Community College where she received her Lead Teacher credits.
She is CPR/1st Aid certified and has accrued countless professional development hours.

Mrs. Theriault
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path Since 2015
Mrs. Teresa Theriault has been working with young children since 1995.
Her work history includes:
* Lead Teacher at Beginnings and Beyond, from 1999-2015 *
* Lead Teacher at Ages and Stages, Hampstead, NH from 1995-1999 *
Teresa has 96 credits towards her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.
 She is CPR/1st Aid certified, has accrued countless professional development hours,
and holds a NH Early Childhood Teaching Credential.


Mrs. Thompson
~ Associate Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2008
Mrs. Maureen Thompson has been working with young children since 2001.
Her work history includes:
* Associate Teacher at YMCA at North Shore Cabot Street from 2001-2002 *
* Associate Teacher at Building Blocks/YMCA in 2003 *
* Associate Teacher at Children’s World Learning Center in 2004 *
* Special Needs Paraprofessional at Derry Village Elementary School from 2004-2008 *
Maureen began teaching in our Derry center in 2008. 
She joined the teaching team in Salem upon our opening in March 2011.
She is CPR/1st Aid certified and has accrued countless professional development hours.

Mrs. Horton
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2012
Mrs. Sara Horton has been teaching children since 2009
Her work history includes:
* Lead Teacher at Merrill Johnson Early Childhood Program, Hooksett, NH 2011-2012 *
 *Special Education Assistant in the Londonderry School District from 2006-2011 *
Sara has her Associates Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education 
from New Hampshire Technical Institute. 
She is 1st Aid/CPR certified and has accrued countless professional development hours.

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