Address: 161 WEST MAIN STREET,

Phone: (978) 352-2398

Trish worked as a teacher at Pentucket Workshop for over 40 years while her two children were growing up.  "I shared my time with many wonderful women whose different approaches to teaching taught me something new every day. The time spent with the children was so rewarding that after I officially retired, I decided I needed PW in my life. So, with the support of our past director, and now with Sue, our present director, I have been invited to spend Wednesday mornings regularly at school. Lucky me!  On other days of the week, I can be caught playing golf or tennis, but mostly on my knees happily pulling weeds in my gardens."

Jeanne is beginning her 17th year with us.  She lives with her husband Don. Her daughter Christine (28) is an Art Teacher and son Anthony (27) works as a Quality Inspection Planner.  Jeanne enjoys their place on the lake in Maine, golfing, and traveling. Jeanne has an AA degree in Early Childhood from Northern Essex CC and 19 years experience working in early childhood. 

Carol returns for her 21st year at PW.  She lives with her significant other, Jim. Her sons, Corwin (a PW grad) and Jared live on their own.  And Jared got married last year!  Before coming to PW, Carol was a licensed family day care provider for 4 years, and is teacher certified with DEEC.  She attended Northern Essex Community College in order to obtain certification.  Carol is a certified instructor in “Color Me Yoga” for children ages 3-11.  She has worked with children for 24 years.  Oh, and that lovely accent comes from her home country of Scotland!

Maryellen returns for her 25th year as teacher and Assistant Director.  She lives with her husband Arthur and their dog Oakley, and three cats.  They have two children: Remy and Jeramey, both Pentucket grads.  Remy works with children. Jeramey works for Waterline Industries. Maryellen enjoys gardening, bowling, snow shoeing, and walking her dog, Oakley. Maryellen is an active member of the Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group.  Maryellen has a BA in ECE with an interest in Special Ed.  She is Director I certified w/DEEC and also has her MA Teacher Certification in ECE.  Maryellen has 38 years teaching experience.

Julie returns for her 28th year at PW.  Julie lives with her husband, Mark and dog “Lula”.  They have 2 sons, Michael and Christopher, and a daughter Sasha, (another PW Grad!). Michael is an accomplished jazz musician who performs and teaches the upright bass fiddle.  Christopher is a Manager in the restaurant business.  Sasha lives in California and is a certified yoga instructor. Julie enjoys gardening, cooking, camping, and x-country skiing.  She has her AA degree in ECE from Northern Essex Community College and more than 30 years of teaching experience.

Pat comes back for her 39th year at PW!!  That’s some serious LONGEVITY!! She lives with husband Tom.  They have four children (three of which are Pentucket grads!).  She is also the proud grandmother of three grandsons, Mason (14), Brody (13), Evan (8) and five granddaughters, Marin, Kendall and Sara Beth (all 11), Payton (9) and Piper (6). Pat and her husband spend a great deal of time with their family.  They enjoy traveling with their RV.  Pat enjoys gardening, cooking, keeping fit, and following her grandchildren's games and sporting events.  She has a BS in Biology and 43 years teaching experience, 7 at the HS level and 38 in ECE including several summers in Head Start programs.

Amy is thrilled to be returning for her 11th year at Pentucket, after having a baby last summer. Amy lives with her husband Kyle, son Maxwell (now 2 year old) and 4 month old daughter, Ella, and cat, Presley.  She holds an AA in early childhood education from Northern Essex Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Interdisciplinary Studies from Fitchburg State. Amy loves being a Mom and enjoys trips to the lake, the zoo, walks at the park, lazy Sundays at home, and mystery rides, going where ever the road may take them!  Amy's hobbies include cooking, drawing, writing, photography, and crafts. Oh, yes, and shopping!!

Becky lives with her husband Demetri and her children, John (10 years old) and Kathryn (7 years old). She has an Associate’s Degree in early Childhood Education from NECC as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Lesley University. She taught at Pentucket Workshop from 2001-2007 when her son was born. She began substituting in the spring of 2012. John and Kathryn are former PW students! Becky enjoys spending time with her family doing various outdoor activities, playing games and reading.  

Celia returns this year as an Assistant Teacher. Celia studied Early Childhood Education at NECCO for two years and is on her way to getting a teaching certificate. She lives with her husband Jon and family. She loves spending her time with her step-son, Jared, and daughters Julianna (10) and Kayleigh (8). Celia and her daughters are all PW alumni! She is very glad to work with us this year.

Denise lives with her two Pentucket Grads, Katrina (11) and Anthony (9), husband Dave, and cat, Bailey.  Dave owns an outsource accounting firm providing resources to local companies and enjoys coaching sports.  Denise holds a BS in Business Management and BS in Management of Information Systems from Salem State.  After 15 years of working in IT/Business, Denise has found her real passion is working with children and earned her teaching certificate.  Denise loves spending time with her family, enjoying all outdoor activities, scrapbooking, and traveling.  She has been providing part-time childcare services for 25 years and is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue being part of the Pentucket family. 

Chelsea returns to the PW team as a third year teacher.  She lives with her fiancé Dave, their daughter Ryelyn, and their two puppies. She attended Northern Essex Community College, for her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and is attending Merrimack College for her Bachelors in Child, Family, and Community studies focusing in Early Childhood Education, and will begin her Master's program this spring. She is excited to continue her career here at PW!

Sarina is happy to return for her second year as an Assistant teacher after student teaching at PW!  She lives with her family and their dog, Mickey. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Sarina enjoys spending weekends with her boyfriend, Jay, in N.H., where they enjoy cooking!  She is excited to continue her career at PW!

​​Colleen is excited to join us for her first year at PW. She lives with her husband Rich, and her three daughters. Twins Meghan and Riley are thirteen, and Lauren is twelve . They all attend Middle School. Colleen has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mass Bay Community College. She is a Lead Teacher qualified for infants/toddlers and preschool. She is also Director qualified. Colleen taught for 15 years in Arlington and Watertown before taking time off to be a stay at home Mom. Last year, she began substituting at PW and Bagnall Elementary School in Groveland. Her interests are spending time with her family and shopping. She is excited to work with and get to know all the children and families. 

Laura returns to PW after student teaching here last year. She lives at home with her parents, sister Isabella and two labs (Charlie and Ruby). Laura enjoys playing tennis and being at the beach in her free time! Laura graduated from NECC with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and currently attends Merrimack College to complete a degree in Child, Family, and Community Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education. 

With a total of over 200 years of teaching experience, we look forward to spending this year with your children!

It takes some time for you to get to know each of us because there are so many of us working as a team.  We want to share a little personal information so you will know our qualifications, interests and family situations.  We look forward to getting to know each of you better as the year progresses.

Sue is delighted to be with us for a fourth year as Director. Sue is the proud “Oma” of 7 grandchildren.  When not at school, Sue enjoys time with family and friends, storytelling, walking, and riding her bike. Before coming to PW she worked as a Teacher & Head Teacher at a private preschool for 8 years. She has 25+ years business management experience. Sue has a BS in Political Science, studied ECE at North Shore Community College and Salem State, and is Director certified with DEEC.

Patty returns for her 10th year as Office Manager.  She lives with her husband Brian.  They have three grown children, the youngest completing her last year of college.  Patty enjoys reading, country music, country line dancing, and family games.  She was a licensed home day care provider for 5 years and has her AA degree from Northern Essex Community College.

An independent, non- profit preschool.

Address: 161 West Main Street, Georgetown, Massachusetts 01833

Phone: (978) 352 - 2398