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Our Staff

Kimberly Bogert

Director/Head Teacher

Kim received her A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Gateway Community College and her B.S. degree in Child Development from Charter Oak State College.  She has worked in the early childhood field for 19 years.  Kim has experience working with children from infants to Kindergarten, however, most of her time has been spent teaching PreK 3 and PreK 4. She is proud to be part of the Little Scholars family for the past three years. For Kim, there is nothing more rewarding than being a part of a child's growth and development! Kim is certified in CPR, First Aid, and Medication Authorization.

 

Kim is very passionate about travel! She has traveled through much of the US, Europe, and the Caribbean. Her goal is to visit each state and hike every National Park with her family. Kim lives in Wallingford with her husband, David; son, Dylan (8); and their dog, Fenway.  As a family, they enjoy spending time together, having family movie nights, and attending Red Sox games!  

Lisa Dionne

Assistant Teacher

Lisa was born in a small town in northern Vermont., where she gained strong family values.  She has been an active member of Little Scholars Preschool since 2009, when her youngest son attended.  In 2012, she accepted an assistant teacher position. Lisa has developed a passion for teaching young minds. She brings great ideas, enthusiasm, and a positive energy to the classroom each day. Lisa is certified in CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration.

 

Lisa, immensely, enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and vacationing in Vermont. Lisa lives in Rocky Hill with her husband, Kevin; and sons, Adam and Joseph.

Meg DiMascio

Assistant Teacher

Meg has worked with children all her life.  She was hired at CCMC daycare, where she worked an after school high school job.  She went to Lasell College in Newton, MA where she studied Early Childhood Education.  Meg, then, returned to CCMC in 2000 as an assistant teacher working in both the infant room and preschool class for 10 years.  She took a brief break to raise her 2 girls.  During a search for her older daughter's preschool, she enrolled her child here, at Little Scholars Preschool, and fell in love with the school's philosophy and beautiful classroom space.  She has worked here since the fall of 2015.  Meg provides the children with a wonderful yoga program each Wednesday.  She brings great creativity, compassion, and excitement to school each day.  She maintains her CPR, AED, and Medication training .  She resides here in Rocky Hill with her husband and two daughters.

 

Her hobbies include being a spinning instructor and maintaining her Barre/Yoga certification.  She loves cooking, spending time with her family, and her new puppy!

Susan Freese

Music Together® In-School Specialist

Ms. Sue started her company, Little Hands in Harmony in 2010 because of her firm belief that children(and grownups) learn best when taught through joy, play, and music. Ms. Sue's love of music making began before she can even remember. She grew up in a large Canadian family and her earliest memories are of sing-a-longs among her enormous family surrounding an upright piano in a tiny little farmhouse. “Making music was never about talent or skill it was about being with friends and family sharing an amazing experience and we just happened to become pretty good musicians.” Throughout her childhood, her favorite activities always involved singing, dancing and making music. She attended performing arts high school and went on to minor in music education in college while earning her degree in psychology and child development followed by a masters in education. As an elementary and middle school teacher, Ms. Sue always found a way to integrate music into her teaching and everyday life. When Ms. Sue had her first daughter Olivia she began taking Music Together Classes with her baby and could see how special the program was. She was also reminded of how bonding it is to make music with loved ones and decided to share that profound experience with as many children and families as she could. "Music Together provided us with the musical “family” that I dreamed of raising my children with!”  While crafting her family and student's musical lives Ms. Sue began to integrate American Sign Language into her lessons and her daily life. She discovered that using sign language allowed her children to communicate very early and found that families that she worked with were finding significant benefits by using Sign Language in their own lives. Today Susan is making music and signing every day with hundreds of children and their grown-ups throughout Connecticut and right here at Little Scholars Preschool.