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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.


Alex Baron

Alex grew up in Andover Massachusetts with his mother and sister and lived there until he graduated high school.  It was then that he made the big move to New York City where he started a sound design program at Brooklyn College.  Alex was grateful to also be able to pursue a music career at the same time and ended up touring with his band for a few years.  They went across this wonderful country and back a few times.  Whenever Alex wasn't on tour he was looking for a way to make some extra money and that's when he started an after school music program in Brooklyn with his bandmate.  Alex was also a nanny and taught private drum lessons during his time in the city. This is how Alex discovered his love for teaching and working with children.  These years were so important for Alex to find his teaching style, and truly understand his love of teaching and working with children.

 In 2018 Alex and his wife (and their big bulldog, Stella!) moved to Burlington VT and fell in love with this community! Alex has worked as a paraeducator for the Burlington School District's Essential Early Education program, as well as a part-time support staff member here at TCC.  Alex became a Lead Early Educator at Trinity Children's Center in 2021 and is currently pursuing his degree in Early Education.

As a child himself who grew up listening to and playing music all of the time, he is sure to bring music and auditory learning to his classroom and the program.  His passion lies in fostering creativity, confidence, and problem solving skills in children. 

Alex loves spending time with his family, practicing drums, and listening to as much music as he can!


Genevieve O'Brien

Genevieve was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont and earned a BA in English and Visual Arts from Fordham University in New York City. She returned to Vermont to attend Saint Michael’s College, where she earned a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language in May of 2021. In the fall of 2020 Genevieve began working for the Burlington School district as the Kindergarten lead at CP Smith’s Afterschool program, where she continues to work today in addition to her time at Trinity. 


Genevieve first joined theTrinity community several years while she was an undergraduate student, and she would work as a member of the support staff during Winter and Summer breaks. She was always excited to come to work at Trinity and always reluctant to leave the kids and teachers she had learned and connected with at the end of each break. After completing courses centered on early childhood for her masters degree and working with the Kindergartners at CP Smith, Genevieve understood that going into early childhood was the next step in her journey. 


In Genevieve’s free time she enjoys painting and drawing, reading and looking at art, baking and eating, and wandering through nature. She believes that fostering creativity and imaginative play is an important part of helping children develop self expression and become strong communicators. Helping children become as independent as possible also means communicating with them and listening to their needs and desires when it comes to what and how they want to learn.

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