Anna graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education in May of 2016. In the Fall of 2016, she accepted the position of Teaching Assistant in the Rainbow Room, where she worked until being offered a head teaching position in the Sunshine Room in the Fall of 2019. Anna has worked part-time at Trinity Children’s Center as a support staff and as a paraeducator, providing one-on-one care for a child with special needs. Anna believes that it’s important to create an environment that supports children’s interests and fosters student-guided learning. Her philosophies include creating a classroom environment that supports respectful and caring relationships between peers and teachers, and providing children the opportunity to learn and explore the community and environment around them.
Paige was raised in Vermont and attended school through the South Burlington School District. After earning her diploma in 2015, she began working towards her Early Childhood Education degree at the Community College of Vermont, and soon after transferred to the University of Vermont. Paige began working with children at a young age, and what started out as a part-time gig, turned into an exploding passion! Paige completed her degree in the Spring of 2020, and took the steps to become a Licensed VT Educator! Over the past few years she has fulfilled her degree with many teaching opportunities through UVM, as well as through her employment outside of UVM. Through these experiences she was able to explore many aspects of teaching, which has shaped who she has become as an educator. Some of Paige's favorite classroom happenings include reading, outdoor adventures, musical activities and sensory play! She strives to support a positive and therapeutic classroom environment, which is what originally drew her to TCC!
Paige lives in Colchester with her two cats, Ash and Queso, as well as her dog, Carla. Carla is a certified Therapy Dog and TCC is so happy to welcome her into our therapeutic practice.
Justine Graduated from Essex High School in 2017 and went to the University of Vermont as a Biology major the following fall. She continued her education there for two years and found interest in Early Education after taking a diversity course at UVM. From there, she became support staff at Trinity Children's Center and has decided to continue her pursuit of childhood education as a Teacher Assistant. She is a supporter of learning through play and hands-on activities and she feels passionate that all children have the right to an impactful Pre-School education. She has helped with youth sports and understands that physical activity is an important part of a child’s daily routine. She knows that developing a child’s interest begins with having an interest in the child and their growth.
Carla is a certified Therapy Dog through “Therapy Dogs of Vermont''. She began working at TCC in February of 2021 alongside her owner/handler, Paige. Carla is a seven year old, “Blue” Standard Poodle (hypoallergenic). She has many hobbies including paddle boarding, hiking, obedience, and spending time comforting and having fun with the humans around her! While in the classroom Carla enjoys sitting with friends during play, listening to friends read books, and supporting friends as they need. Carla is scheduled to spend the day in the classroom every Friday. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.