Jessica Todtenhagen, Director
Jessica has a Master’s Degree in Education from The University at Buffalo. She has been involved with The Beagle School for the last 7 years, including serving on the board and being the mom of two Beagle alums and one current student. She began the Beagle School’s Read-A-Thon, as well as co-chaired the first Annual Saratoga Day of Play. Her passion for this school and love of children make her a great addition to our program. Email: beagledirector@gmail. com
Colleen Park, Business Manager
A dedicated member of the Beagle community, Colleen joins us after several years of serving on the board. Colleen is a graduate of Marist College and has years of experience in project management and administrative roles. She is the mom of a Beagle alum and a current student. Her friendliness and dedication are a great addition to the office. Email: beagleschoolbusiness@ gmail.com
Our Teaching Staff
Explorers, 2 Year Old- Monday, Wednesday/Tuesday,Thursday
Teacher; Circular Street Program – Anna has taught in the N.Y.C. public school system for many years. She is a N.Y.S. permanently certified teacher and possesses a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She continues to provide a safe, nurturing and creative environment where the children can learn and grow through developmentally appropriate classroom activities.
Assistant, Little Explorers Programs; French Teacher, Beyond Beagle and Voyagers PM – With a Master’s Degree in French, Briana has taught every grade level from preschool through college. A former Beagle parent and former Beagle School Board member, Briana loves this school and its teaching philosophies. Briana has a background in teaching foreign language and has spent many years in the classroom as both a teacher and a parent volunteer. Her warm personality is perfect for our 2-year-old and Regent Street afternoon classrooms
Voyagers, 3 Year Old- AM/PM
Teacher; T/Th Regent St. Programs, Summer Camp Lead 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 experience teaching preschool and substitute teaching in local districts.
Assistant, T/TH AM Program – Barb’s warmth and compassion, paired with her years of experience volunteering in her children’s school, makes her a great addition to the Voyager team. Barb is a graduate of SUNY Purchase. She is a mom of three and is very excited to be working with little ones once again.
Assistant, Voyagers Programs – Sarah is the mom of a kindergartner/former Beagle Camp student. She brings warmth, conscientiousness, and reassurance to her students; all needs of 3-year-olds. She is also an assistant teacher during our summer camp programs. She loves seeing her former students over the summer and enjoys meeting those who will be in her class the following fall.
Discoverers, 4 Year Old AM/ Beyond Beagle
Teacher; M/W/F Discovers and Beyond Beagle – Mary is excited to be a member of The Beagle School teaching staff. Mary holds her B.S. in Early Childhood and Special Education from The College of Saint Rose and is a N.Y.S. certified teacher in Early Childhood and Special Education. Prior to coming to The Beagle School, Mary worked in a special needs preschool classroom for children diagnosed with autism. Her love of children and early education is seen in all she does.
Assistant, Beyond Beagle & Discoverers Programs – Cheri has many years experience as a teacher’s assistant for the South Glens Falls School District. Her love for children and kind, fun disposition makes her a valuable addition to The Beagle School.
Assistant M/W/F AM Program – Jennifer is a mother of two boys; one is a Beagle School alum. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a B.A. in Psychology. She has experience teaching in a day care setting in Boston, Mass. for eight years. Jennifer’s warmth and enthusiasm for teaching is apparent in her classroom.