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Chelsea French

Chelsea is a Vermonter, born and raised. Growing up in Southern Vermont, Chelsea spent most of her life exploring the outdoors. Chelsea knew she wanted to be a teacher for the majority of her life and was highly influenced by the educators that came to be a part of her story throughout her own education. Chelsea went to St. Michael’s College and graduated in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology. Chelsea is working on getting her Early Childhood Education endorsement at St. Michael’s College. During her time at St. Michael’s College, she had the opportunity to work at their on campus Early Learning Center with children ages infancy to preschool. She spent all 4 years, as well as the summer between her junior and senior year working there. If she was not in class, you could find her there! These 4 years were a great learning experience for Chelsea and opened her eyes to the idea that Early Childhood Education could be a path she wants to take. She loves working with children to foster their creativity and learn about life through experiencing it. Chelsea strongly believes in having an open communication system between student and teacher, as well as parent and teacher. Something that she has had the privilege of is building strong relationships with the students and families that have crossed paths with her. Chelsea is looking forward to continuing her time at Trinity Children’s Center, while advancing her work with children on exploration and creativity! In Chelsea’s free time she loves to cook, listen to live music, and experience new and different places.

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Elise Madigan

Elise recently moved to Vermont from Boston, where she grew up. She spent most of her childhood playing sports and always enjoyed being part of a team. After graduating high school she travelled and volunteered abroad for a year before attending art school at New York University. Elise has always had a passion for working and volunteering with children but was unsure about the direction she wanted to take professionally. Elise decided to step away from her own education to gain experience in Early Education. After leaving NYU she took the next year to work as a nanny with a one and five year old. Now at Trinity Elise is excited to delve into Early Education and will be completing a course in the Fundamentals of Early Ed. this spring. In her free time she loves to explore and do anything creative, such as, photography, painting and ceramics.

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Hannah Smith

Hannah recently received an associates degree in early education and has been working with preschool children for the last 6 years. She is a mother of 2 children, Kay who is 3 and Carter who is 9. They also have 2 dogs named Rosie and Willow. Hannah and her family love nature, they enjoy kayaking, swimming, hiking and biking. She also enjoys creating art, especially painting.

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