The Office Staff

Megan Godfrey

Executive Director

megan@trinitychildrenscenter.org

Megan graduated from Marist College in 2006 with a B.A. in Childhood Education Special Education. Her experience working in the public school systems of Poughkeepsie, New York was so valuable and enriching. She spent her time working in both a kindergarten classroom, as well as a residential home for children who experienced trauma.  

Shortly after graduating, Megan moved back to Vermont and divided her time working as an early education teacher and after school program director.  She quickly found her passion in Early Education Administration and after over a decade as a Director, she finally settled into her dream job : Executive Director of an inclusive, diverse, and therapeutic early education center known as Trinity Children’s Center. 

Megan continues to learn from her mentor, Maureen Danielczyk (previous Director of TCC for 38 years), and play a key role in local policy and advocacy committees.  Megan is passionate about providing high-quality, equitable, inclusive, and affordable early education for families. In her spare time, Megan spends time with her family, husband, two children, and many pets enjoying the beautiful state of Vermont and all it has to offer.

Carol Pykosz

Head Start Early Care Advocate

Phone: 802-656-5027

Carol started at TCC in 2016, but she's been in the field of education for over 26 years. Carol is a native Vermonter, and moved to Burlington to attend Champlain College. She loved Burlington so much she decided to stay.

Carol grew up surrounded by a loving family who enjoys nature, music, laughter, food, and togetherness. In her free time, she likes to travel, cook, read, and watch movies.

As an Early Care Advocate, Carol supports children and families in our center, as well as in their homes.

Locally, Champlain Valley Head Start  offers center-based and home-based services to eligible families in various locations throughout Franklin, Grand Isle, Chittenden and Addison Counties.

Carol started at TCC in 2016, but she's been in the field of education for over 26 years. Carol is a native Vermonter, and moved to Burlington to attend Champlain College. She loved Burlington so much she decided to stay.

Carol grew up surrounded by a loving family who enjoys nature, music, laughter, food, and togetherness. In her free time, she likes to travel, cook, read, and watch movies.

As an Early Care Advocate, Carol supports children and families in our center, as well as in their homes.

Locally, Champlain Valley Head Start  offers center-based and home-based services to eligible families in various locations throughout Franklin, Grand Isle, Chittenden and Addison Counties.

Kate Evans

Program Director

kate@trinitychildrenscenter.org

After falling in love with teaching while accompanying my step-mom to her job as an Adaptive Physical Educator, I knew I wanted to go into Special Education. At UVM, the choice of teaching major that looked most interesting to me was Early Childhood Special Education. I had never worked with children that young but I fell in love with the age group and worked for four years to learn everything I could about the field. This work included many student-teaching experiences at Trinity and six months of teaching experience in Stockholm, Sweden. I graduated with my degree in Early Childhood Special Education and started working as a classroom teacher at Trinity the next fall. I have now been here for four years and loved every minute of it. Some of my favorite activities with students include, playing in the snow, reading and writing stories, exploring nature and getting messy! When I am not at work, I am a huge outdoor enthusiast. I love to swim, run, snowboard, bike and hike. Anyone who knows me would also probably say that I am a bit of a food fanatic and they would be right.

Melissa Wright

Full Time Float

supportstaff@trinitychildrenscenter.org

Melissa grew up outside of Boston, MA, where she began working with young children at the age of 16. She helped run after-school programs throughout her high school years, and was a co-teacher of a classroom by age 18. Melissa had the travel bug and moved around a lot, living in various states and always finding rewarding jobs working with young children and learning from them. She has worked as a paraeducator, classroom teacher, support staff, art teacher, and mom. Melissa also opened and ran her own little school, based on the Reggio Emilia approach when her son Max was young.  Melissa has worked with infants through 6th grade, but she especially loves the preschool age.   

 Melissa enjoys bringing  her love of the outdoors,  science, art, and theater into the classroom. Her quirky sense of humor seems to work well with young kids. Humor, a genuine interest in what children think about and why, along with the excitement of learning new things helped her form solid relationships with kids based on their mutual respect.

She enjoys working in diverse communities where she can continue to learn from the different cultures within them. While Melissa still has the travel bug, her home base is Burlington, where she has raised her son Max. Melissa and Max both enjoy being outdoors:  hiking, biking, climbing and swimming. She hasn’t found a winter sport that she is in love with yet (does sledding count?) but she is working on it. Melissa is currently in the process of getting her Child Development Associates certificate. 

802-656-5026

Main Office Number

802-656-5015

Fax Number

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