ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Hajjar
~ Owner ~
Ms. Donna Hajjar established The Learning Path, Inc. 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 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 Lead Teacher qualified and has accrued countless workshop and training hours in ECE.
 She is CPR/1st Aid Certified, is a member of the NAEYC, and holds a NH Teaching Credential.


Mrs. Mahon
~ Center Director ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2005
Mrs. Shelby Mahon has been teaching children since 2005
Her work history includes: 
* Practicum student Head Start, Laconia Fall 2010
* Shelby’s teaching experience began at The Learning Path
Shelby has her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Studies, her Masters Degree in General Special Ed K-12, 
and a certificate in Positive Behavior Intervention Services from Plymouth State College and
 has countless workshop and seminar hours.
 She is CPR/1st aid certified, is a member of the NAEYC, and holds a NH Teaching Credential.


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​KINDERGARTEN

Mrs. McPherson
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path Since 2011
Mrs Ashley Mcpherson has been working with young children since 2006.
Her work history includes:
* Paraprofessional all grades at Pollard Elementary school from 2014-2016
* Lead Nursery teachers at The Learning Path from 2011-2014
* Assistant/Lead Dance teacher at Dance Images Dance and Music Center  2006-2008.
Ashley is working toward her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education at Granite State College. 
 She has countless Professional Development hours and is CPR/1st aid certified. 
Ashley is a member of the NAEYC.


Mrs. Wright 
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path Since 2017
Mrs. Stephanie Wright has been working with young children since 2006.
Her work history includes:
*Ages and Stages 2006-2009
*The Goddard Childcare center from 2011-2015
*Kristin’s In-home Childcare center 2015-2017
Stephanie is working towards her NH Early childhood Credential.


Mrs. Collins
~ Assistant Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path Since 2000
Mrs. Brenda Collins has been working with young children since 1989.
Her work history includes:
* Assistant Teacher at Griffiss Airforce Base from 1989-1992
* In-Home Child Care Provider from 1993-1999
Brenda has countless workshop and training hours in ECE. 

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PRESCHOOL

Mrs. Acciard 
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2016
Mrs. Carley Acciard has been teaching children since 2010
Her work history includes: 
* Assistant teacher at Willows End 2010-2011
* Lead Infant toddler teacher at A step In Time 2013-2015
Carley is currently enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses at Granite State College

Mrs. Norton
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since August 2012
Ms. Lisa Norton has been teaching children since 1994
Her work history includes: 
* Lead Pre-school Teacher at Preschool Connection Academy from 2009 - 2012
* Lead Teacher at Lake Buena Vista CDC from 2005 – August 2009
* Lead Teacher at Bright Horizons from 1998 - 2005
* Other Child Care Centers from 1994 through 1997
Lisa has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from North Shore Community College.
Lisa is CPR and 1st Aid certified and is a member of the NAEYC.
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Miss Toney
~ Associate Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path Since 2016
Miss Jordan Toney has been working with young children since 2011.
Her work history includes:
* Lead Educator at YWCA Lawrence, MA 2013-2015
*Cheerleading coach for NH Thundercats and Allstars 2011-Current
Jordan has her Associates degree in human services from NHTI and is currently working towards her
Bachelors in Human Services at Granite State College.

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OLDER TODDLERS

Ms. Santoro
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2006
Ms. Santoro has been working with young children since 1993.
Her work experience includes:
*Lead Teacher at Early Years 1993-1995
*Lead Teacher at Little Apples 1995-1997
*Stay at home Mother 1997-2006
Michelle has 25+ ECE Credits from NECCO, White pines College and Hesser College. 
She has countless workshop hours and is a member of the NAEYC


Mrs. Davern 
~ Assistant Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since October 2013
Mrs. Mary Davern has been working with young children since 1994
Her work history includes:
* Assistant Teacher at The Learning Center, 1994/1995
Mary is pursuing her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education at Granite State College.

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YOUNG TODDLERS

​Ms. Fegan
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since August 2014
This is Ms. Fegan’s first experience working in a pre-school environment.
Her work history includes:
* Private Nanny 2013-2014 
Laura is enrolled at Great Bay Community College pursuing her Early Childhood Education Certificate.
Laura is CPR and 1st aide certified and is a member of the NAEYC.


Miss Bonin
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path since 2016
Miss Bonin has been teaching children since 2011
Her work history includes: 
* Teachers Assistant at Early Enrichment Center 2011
* Child Care provider 2012-2013
* Student Teacher 2015
Kelsea has her Associates Degree in Education from NHTI.
Kelsea is accruing professional development hours in ECE.

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INFANTS

Mrs. Gagne (Miss Sue)
~ Lead Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path Since 1999
Miss Sue has been working with young children since 1990
Her work history includes: 
* Assistant Teacher at Hadco Childcare from 1990-1992 *
* Lead Teacher at Mountainview Daycare from 1992-1995 *
* Lead Teacher at All Aboard Daycare from 1995-1999 *
Sue has her ECE Teaching Certificate from Hesser College, she has accrued countless workshop and 
training hours and is CPR & 1st aide certified. 
Sue is a member of the NAEYC.

Mrs. Gore
~ Assistant Teacher ~
Teaching at The Learning Path Since 2005
Mrs. Karen Gore has been working with young children since 2005.
Her work history includes:
* This is Mrs. Gore’s first experience working in the preschool environment *
Karen has been a Teacher’s Assistant at The Learning Path since 2005. Her role in the Infant class
 allows her to work with our youngest student’s, under the direction of our Lead Teachers. 
Karen has accrued countless workshop and training hours and is CPR/1st Aid Certified.

Ms. LoVasco
Associate Teacher
Teaching at The Learning Path Since 2016
Ms. Amanda LoVasco has been working with young children since 2011.
Her work history includes:
* Country Bear Preschool from 2011-2016.
Amanda is working towards her Lead teacher qualifications at Granite State College. Amanda is CPR & 1st aide certified.
Amanda is a member of the NAEYC.

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CLASSROOM SUPPORT

​TBD!
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Our entire staff of educators are required to have a minimum of 18 hours of annual
professional development. All of our teachers are CPR and 1st Aid trained.


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