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Our Teachers & Staff

Norfield Children's Center teachers believe in intentional teaching and purposeful play.  Our directors and lead teachers hold degrees in education and fulfill requirements of the state for professional development.


Miss Penny


I grew up in Maine and began my early teaching career in the primary grades, but quickly found my true home when I moved to Weston and began teaching at Norfield Children's Center. There is nothing like a smile and a hug from a preschooler to brighten my day!


Miss Alyse

Lead Teacher

I have been teaching Preschool for more than 19 years and hold a Masters of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I enjoy working at Norfield Children’s Center and positively influencing each child’s growth and education. I reside with my husband, our two children, and rescue dogs, Millie and Penny.  I love going to the beach! My favorite food is tacos and favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.


Miss Jo-ann

Lead Teacher

I have been teaching as a lead teacher at Norfield for more than 15 years.  I have my Masters Degree in Education.   I have a passion for teaching and love seeing the children grow and learn! In my free time I enjoying taking day trips, walking my dog, Kali, reading, and baking.


Miss Paula

Afterschool Program Coordinator

I have lived in Weston for 24 years and have enjoyed working at Norfield for the last 10 years.  My favorite time of the day is when the kids get off the bus. I love the beach and board games. 


Miss Maggie


My mother was a founding teacher at Norfield and I even attended the preschool as a child! After earning my MS degree in Early Childhood Education, I am proud to be teaching the Four's class now after such a wonderful history with the School. I live in Weston with my two children and husband. Other than teaching children, I love to spend my summer in Maine with family!


Miss Jill


A Weston resident since 1996, I joined Norfield Children's Center in 2001 and have since very happily worked in the Three's program. I love to garden, cook and enjoy all the time I can spend with my family. 

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Miss Lynn

Afterschool Teacher

This will be my 27th year working part time at Norfield. I look forward to ending my day with the after school children at Norfield.  They are the highlight of my day! In my free time, I enjoy taking walks with my Standard Poodle, Otis. I have three grandchildren and I love to spend time with them.  




I have happily worked at Norfield for more than 17 years.  I recently relocated to Cape Cod with my husband, Mark. We have two adult daughters and enjoy traveling the globe!


Miss Taina

Afterschool Teacher

I am from Norwalk, CT and currently studying Child Education. I have a passion for working with children, trying new things, traveling, and meeting new people!


Miss Shari


I am excited to be teaching in the 4’s classroom, after subbing for a couple of years.  It is such a joy to foster the growth of curious, young minds as well as see the wonder of the world on their adorable little faces.  I have been living in Weston for the past 16 years with my husband & two children.  I enjoy spending time with family & friends, walking and playing tennis, all the more in warm weather!

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