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    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

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Teaching Staff

Blue Room

Miss Amanda, Lead Teacher

This is my seventh year at GCNS and my tenth year of teaching preschool. I graduated from Gordon-Conwell in 2004 with a master’s degree in World Missions and Evangelism. I see teaching as a ministry to the children and their families. I love getting to know each child, laughing with them, getting and giving hugs, doing art projects with them, and fostering their love of learning as they soak in the world.

My husband Jim and I live in Gloucester. Jim is the Director and Reference Librarian in the Gordon-Conwell Library up the hill. We like driving around Cape Ann, watching movies and playing with craft supplies (me) and Lego blocks (Jim).




Miss Deb, M/W/F, Assistant Teacher

I came to GCNS in 1999. I enjoy spending time with the children, watching them develop and grow to become independent young people. I love teaching the Bible lessons and introducing the children to God.

My experiences with children have been quite varied. I worked as a camp counselor, tutored at-risk students and taught swimming to children with physical challenges. As part of my nursing training, I worked on a pediatric unit. I have worked in local schools as a teaching assistant for students with special needs and as a substitute teacher. Over the years, I have taught Sunday school and VBS, and led Pioneer Clubs at the church I attend.

I have a wonderful husband, a married son and grandson, and an engaged daughter. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and learning about colonial and early American history.

Blue & Red Room

Miss Melanie, Lead Teacher

This is my fourth year working at GCNS, but from the moment my oldest son became a student at GCNS, way back in 2002, I had dreamed of working here. During my first three years, I have worked in the Yellow and Blue Rooms and helped with the Extended Day program. I am now Lead Teacher in the Red Room with the 2.9 class. I have always been drawn to working with small children and have worked in the nursery or Sunday school at my church since I was in middle school. I love the natural curiosity that children have and discovering new things alongside them.

My husband, Cory, and I have four kids (Joshua, Emily, Nathanael & Abigail) who are all GCNS graduates. In my spare time, I coach the j.v. field hockey team at Hamilton-Wenham High School and lead story hour at local libraries. I also love to be in my garden and most every Friday morning finds me at the Women's Bible study at my church.

Red Room

Miss Jenna, Assistant Teacher

This is my first year teaching at GCNS. Working in the Red Room is so fun!  I love teaching the kids about God's amazing love. To see the wonder of the falling leaves and the twinkle of the Christmas tree through a child's eye is such a privilege.

My husband and I have four kids, Cora, Cameron, William and Griffin and we enjoy making memories with them. 





Yellow Room

Miss Brenda, Lead Teacher

I have been teaching at GCNS for the past 10 years. I really enjoy the diverse community here and the Christian curriculum. I love sharing quality literature with children because early literacy experiences directly impact a child’s school success.

Before joining the GCNS staff, I finished my student teaching at North Shore Nursery School. I also taught at Headstart in Beverly. I have an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education.

When I am not at school, I play tennis and garden. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have three grown children (Alex, Chris and Jacquelyn) of whom I am very proud.



Miss Celine, Teacher

I started teaching at GCNS in 2001. Prior to this, I taught preschool for five years at Children's Workshop in Wenham. I love the diversity among the students and the campus community. It provides opportunities to learn about cultures from a variety of countries.

Loving the outdoors as much as I do, I am fortunate to be working in such a lovely place. The campus provides many opportunities for the children to explore and investigate the natural world. Many teachable moments have occurred outdoors!

Our play-based curriculum is enriched with weekly Bible lessons and monthly worship. It is a wonderful experience being able to teach children about God's love for us.

I grew up in Florida and attended school at Miami Dade Junior College. I am married and have three grown up children. My youngest child is a graduate of GCNS. In my free time I like to read, ride my bike, take walks and knit.