Julie has been with CEL since 2015. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts and a B.A. in Sociology from Plattsburgh State. Julie holds a NYS certification in Early Childhood Education. She lives in Queensbury with her husband and daughter (CEL alumni), and her best furry friend, Addie. Outside of school, Julie enjoys reading, watching sports, spending time with family, and at their camp in the Adirondacks. She is also a board member with the Warren Washington CARE Center and loves to find ways to give back to the community.
Gina joined CEL in September 2022. She has been working with young children for the last 8 years and enjoys sharing her love of the outdoors and art with them. Gina holds a BA in Exercise Science from Adelphi University. Outside of the classroom, Gina enjoys running, hiking, gardening, and attending her children's many sporting events. She lives in Queensbury with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and several chickens.
Connie has returned to CEL this fall. She was previously a CEL teacher from 2011-2014 before working as a Nanny for the past 9 years. She has experience working with young children in different capacities for the past 25 years. Outside the classroom Connie enjoys reading, spending time at the beach with her family and visiting her two grown children in Buffalo and Boston. She lives in Glens Falls with her husband and two dogs.
Avery joined CEL in September 2023. Avery holds a BA in English with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Vermont. She learned she enjoyed teaching children during her first job as a ski instructor at a local mountain. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her family and two kitties, as well as reading, traveling, cooking, and doing puzzles.
Chrystal joined CEL in September 2023. She loves working with children. She has a love for music and is excited to share that love with her students! Chrystal is a mom to 2 children and 2 dogs. She enjoys watching hockey with her husband, getting crafty with her children, as well as family game and movie nights!
Kim started at CEL in 2019 after working 10 years as a teacher and then Center Director at a daycare. She has over 25 years of experience working with children. Her love of children started with babysitting her cousins as a young teen. She took Early Childhood Education in High School and has taken a variety of classes and training hours over the years. Kim lives in Queensbury with her husband, three children and 2 dogs. She spends her time outside of school reading, taking walks with her dogs, and crafting.
Sue joined CEL in September 2023. Sue has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood and has spent most of her life working with children; as a nanny, a babysitter, a mom and a preschool teacher. Sue has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. When she's not working, she is usually traveling or driving to Maine to see her grandchildren.