Joanna Kopko, B.A, EEC Certified Director
In 2011, I founded our sister school, The School for Early Excellence, in Burlington, MA. I proudly extended our teaching philosophies to The Pearson Street Preschool when we opened our doors for the first time on September 6, 2016. It has been such a fulfilling journey overseeing the growth, curriculum, and happiness of the students and teachers at both schools. Working with children has always been a dream of mine. My love of teaching quickly flourished while initially working at a preschool program in the Greater Boston Area. I quickly discovered that this is where I was meant to be, in a preschool classroom teaching the foundations of life.
Every child is unique and special and we celebrate the curiosity, enthusiasm and vision of each child. It is my goal to provide the children of our school with a thought provoking, enriching experience for which to lay the foundation of learning upon. I created this school to offer children a learning experience unlike any other. We incorporate the fine arts, music, yoga and foreign language into our curriculum. By doing so, our play based philosophy takes on a greater meaning. It gives me great pleasure to watch the excitement in the children’s faces when they have the opportunity and encouragement to look at, touch and recreate their own interpretations of our curriculum.
As the school’s director, I enjoy connecting with our families on a daily basis. I believe strong and lasting relationships with the school’s children and families are the cornerstone of our school’s foundation. I owe it all to the dedication of our teachers and the energy and creativity of the children who come to school each day!
Mary Beth Trapeni, M.S. - Head Classroom Teacher
Allyson Nolan, B.S. - Lead Teacher
Arianne Kindle, M.S. - Administrator