Jessica Todtenhagen, Director
Jessica joined the staff at The Beagle School as Director in 2017, however her connection to the preschool goes back much farther. She first became a parent to her oldest Beagle student in 2010 and then joined the school’s Board of Directors in 2012. Her passion for our school and love of children make her a great asset to our programs. Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Education from The University at Buffalo. She began the Beagle School’s Read-A-Thon, as well as co-chaired the first Annual Saratoga Day of Play in 2017. She is a mother to three Beagle alumni.
Email: beagledirector@gmail. com
Colleen Park, Business Manager
A dedicated member of the Beagle community, Colleen joined the office at The Beagle School in 2017 after having served on the school’s Board of Directors for 5 years. Her friendliness and dedication are a great addition to the office. Colleen is a graduate of Marist College and has many years of experience in project management and administrative roles. She is a mother to two Beagle alumni.
Email: beagleschoolbusiness@ gmail.com
Our Teaching Staff
Explorers, 2 Year Old Program
Ms. Anna, Teacher
Anna taught in the New York City public school system for many years and is a NYS permanently certified teacher. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College. Ms. Anna provides a safe, nurturing, and creative environment where the children can learn and grow through developmentally appropriate classroom activities. She fosters a love of learning to our two-year-olds and her loving approach creates a warm environment in which the children can thrive. Anna is a mother to three Beagle School alumni. Prior to joining our staff Anna served on Beagle School Board of Directors for two years.
Ms. Briana, Teacher
Briana has taught every grade level from preschool through college. She has a background in teaching foreign language and has spent many years in the classroom as both a teacher and a parent volunteer. She loves our school and believes in our teaching philosophies. Her warm personality is perfect for assisting in our Explorers program for 2-year-olds. Similarly, she is a wonderful French teacher, Madame Brie,” for our afternoon Voyagers program for 3-year-olds and the afternoon Beyond Beagle program for four-year-olds. Briana holds a Master’s degree in French, is a mother to two Beagle School alumni and also served for three years on the Beagle School’s Board of Directors.
Voyagers, 3 Year Old Program
Ms. Linette, Teacher
Linette brings a fun, energetic warmth to our 3-year-old class room. She is full of great ideas that incorporate STEAM into our program. Linette has over 10 years of experience teaching preschool as well as substitute teaching in local districts. In addition to teaching during the school year, Linette also serves as our Summer Camp Lead Teacher. Linette is a mother to two children.
Ms. Barb, Assistant
Barb is the assistant for the morning Voyagers program. Her warmth and compassion, paired with her years of experience volunteering in her children’s school, make her a great addition to our Voyager team. The students love playing cars, trains, dolls, and kitchen with her. Barb is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and a mother to three children.
Ms. Sarah, Assistant
Sarah is the assistant for both Voyagers programs & the morning Discoverers program. She brings warmth, conscientiousness, and reassurance to her students; all of which are needs of 3- and 4-year-olds. She is also an assistant teacher during our summer camp programs. Sarah loves seeing her former students over the summer and enjoys meeting those who will be in her class the following fall. She is a mother to a Beagle Camp alumna.
Discoverers and Beyond Beagle (4-Year-Olds)
Ms. Laura, Teacher
Laura is the teacher for both our Discoverers and Beyond Beagle programs. She joined the teaching staff at The Beagle School in 2018, bringing with her over twenty years’ experience as an early childhood educator. She has a BS in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education from The College of St. Rose. Her warm, caring nature, paired with her excellent and unique ideas, make her a wonderful addition to the Beagle family. Laura is a mother to three children.
Ms. Cheri, Teacher
Cheri is the assistant for both the Discoverers and Beyond Beagle programs. She has many years’ experience as a teacher’s assistant in the South Glens Falls School District. Her kind and fun disposition is apparent when she is playing or coloring with the students. Her love for children and experience working in early childhood classrooms makes her a valuable part of our school. Cheri is a mother to three children and a grandmother to one Beagle School student.