Faculty

Julie Clark, Head of School

  • Years at CAST: 28
  • Favorite Book: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Hobbies: Drumming, Singing & Songwriting, Quilting, Crosswords, Reading
  • Items on my Bucket List: Train ride through Canada, Visit Doc Martin’s town, Port Isaac
  • Favorite Color: Teal
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children: A sense of wonder
  • Check out Miss Julie’s blog, Julie’s Joyful Noise here!

Susan Champagne, Director of Admissions

  • Years at CAST: 18
  • Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye by John Steinbeck
  • Hobbies: Anything hand-crafted
  • Items on my Bucket List: To see the Aurora Borealis, The Northern Lights
  • Favorite Color: Aqua
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children: Be curious about everything & persistent in satisfying that curiosity

Katie Laneville, Office Manager

  • Years at CAST: 9
  • Favorite Book: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McClosky
  • Hobbies: Gardening, Reading
  • Items on my Bucket List: Traveling cross-country
  • Favorite Color: Yellow
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children: To appreciate their innocence

Amy Brick, Accounting

  • Years at CAST: 9
  • Favorite Book: There’s a Cow in the Road by Reeve Lindbergh & Tracy Campbell Pearson
  • Hobbies: Boating, Vacationing in Maine
  • Items on my Bucket List: Alaskan Cruise
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children: How different the world looks in their eyes

Robin Sklanka, Maintenance

  • Years at CAST: 11
  • Favorite Book: The Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  • Hobbies: Cooking, Cleaning, Vacations with friends & family, Watching my son play sports
  • Items on my Bucket List: Tropical family vacation
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children: They can sometimes teach me more than I teach them

Jane Ross, Atelier

  • Years at CAST:  22
  • Favorite Book:  The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Hobbies:  Vacuuming dog hair, Knitting
  • Items on my Bucket List:  To write a book
  • Favorite Color:  Orange & Black
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  Given the opportunity, children are capable, creative & funny

Linda Goodman, Music

Specials Faculty at CAST Preschool and Childcare Center
Miss Jane, Miss Linda, Miss Barb
  • Years at CAST:  28
  • Favorite Book:  Mortimer by Robert Munsch
  • Hobbies:  Gardening, Knitting, Quilting, Kayaking
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Disneyworld with my grandsons
  • Favorite Color:  Aqua
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  Laughter is energizing!

Barb Sawyer, Outdoor Classroom

  • Years at CAST:  20
  • Favorite Book:  The Stand by Stephen King
  • Hobbies:  Bird watching, Photography
  • Items on my Bucket List:  To travel
  • Favorite Color:  Green
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  To appreciate the wonders of nature

Avril Fraser, Ready-Set-Grow

  • Years at CAST: 16
  • Favorite Book:  Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Hobbies:  Bargain shopping, Recycling furniture, Executive Director of Miss America local pageant
  • Items on my Bucket List:  To bring my dad to the Tour de France
  • Favorite Color:  Green
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  Don’t be afraid to be silly

Shannon Barbarisi, Sunflowers

  • Years at CAST:  13
  • Favorite Book:  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Hobbies:  Reading, Skiing, Gardening
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Take a road trip
  • Favorite Color:  Green
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  To notice the little things

Kristen DeSantis, Sunflowers

  • Years at CAST:  10
  • Favorite Book:  I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss
  • Hobbies:  Decorating, Hiking, Spending Time with Family & Friends
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Holding a Monkey & Swimming with Dolphins
  • Favorite Color:  Purple
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  How to have a positive outlook on life & to live selflessly

Jolynn Willoughby, Sunflowers

  • Years at CAST:  13
  • Favorite Book:  Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Hobbies:  Hiking, Biking, Jogging
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Travel to other countries
  • Favorite Color:  Green
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  They are like sponges & remember everything, set a good example at all times

Jeanne Ross, Snapdragons

  • Years at CAST:  7
  • Favorite Book:  The First Forest by John Gile/Tom Heflin
  • Hobbies:  Music, Kayaking, Family
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Visit Paris
  • Favorite Color:  Teal
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  To be completely in the moment

Heather Abel, Snapdragons

  • Years at CAST:  4
  • Favorite Book:  Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williams
  • Hobbies:  Photography, My dogs, Reading
  • Items on my Bucket List:  To travel to the coast of Greece
  • Favorite Color:  Blue
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  To laugh freely & let yourself be goofy sometimes

Robin Extance, Snapdragons

  • Years at CAST:  14
  • Favorite Book:  Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough
  • Hobbies:  Photography, Spending time with my family
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Tubing
  • Favorite Color:  Turquoise
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  To enjoy every moment

Norma Wilcock, Snapdragons

  • Years at CAST:  24
  • Favorite Book:  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Hobbies:  Cooking, Gardening, Football
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Swimming with dolphins
  • Favorite Color:  Green
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  How eager & motivated they are to explore their surroundings

Teralyn Heidorn, Snapdragons

  • Years at CAST:  3
  • Favorite Book:  The Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost
  • Hobbies:  Crafts
  • Items on my Bucket List: Travel the world
  • Favorite Color:  Hot Pink
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children: You can make anything fun

Amy Brick, Snapdragons

  • Years at CAST:  9
  • Favorite Book:  There’s a Cow in the Road by Reeve Lindbergh & Tracy Campbell Pearson
  • Hobbies:  Boating, Vacationing in Maine
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Alaskan Cruise
  • Favorite Color:  Blue
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  How different the world looks in their eyes

Kathleen Callahan, Sweet Peas

  • Years at CAST:  13
  • Favorite Book:  Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Hobbies:  Walking, Reading
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Visit all 50 states
  • Favorite Color:  Green
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  To learn something new every day

Julia McKinney, Sweet Peas

  • Years at CAST:  4
  • Favorite Book:  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Hobbies:  Walking, Traveling
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Travel to the Grand Canyon
  • Favorite Color:  Blue
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  There is always more to learn

Emily Reynolds, Nursery

  • Years at CAST:  2
  • Favorite Book:  The Fault in Our Stars by Audrey & Don Wood
  • Hobbies:  Hairstyling, Swimming, Shopping, Spending time with family
  • Items on my Bucket List:  The Northern Lights
  • Favorite Color:  Aquamarine
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  In life, pain can be fixed with a hug and a kiss

Susi Sprole, Nursery

  • Years at CAST: 1st
  • Favorite Book: The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
  • Hobbies: Reading, Yoga, Sailing, Hiking
  • Items on my Bucket List: To drive a race car, write a book and visit Block Island in the winter
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children: Sing, dance & play like nobody is watching

Irena Kambo, Nursery

  • Years at CAST:  6
  • Favorite Book:  Magic Tree House by Mary Pope
  • Hobbies:  Running, Volleyball, Basketball
  • Items on my Bucket List:  Travel around the world
  • Favorite Color:  Red
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  Give yourself permission to laugh & have fun

Michelle Carroll, Nursery

  • Years at CAST:  4
  • Favorite Book:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Hobbies:  Hiking, Shopping, Traveling
  • Items on my Bucket List:  To fly in a hot air balloon
  • Favorite Color:  Pink
  • One Thing I’ve Learned From Children:  Every day is a new day…just start each day with a smile