Carissa M. Perkowski – Director of Emmanuel Day School
A native of Litchfield, CT, Carissa Mancini Perkowski is thrilled to be the new director/pre-k teacher of the Emmanuel Day School. She is a certified Early Childhood Educator with a Master’s of Education from Post University. As a graduate of Salve Regina University, with a BS in Early Childhood Education, she is honored to be teaching again in such a wonderful community. Her most recent position was kindergarten teacher at Carver Elementary School in Carver, MA. It is her goal to work collaboratively with teachers,parents and the staff and congregation of Emmanuel Church to foster a learning environment that excites the imagination, inspires creativity and instills a lifelong passion for learning. She lives with her brand new husband and dog in Middletown. Learn more about her teaching philosophy and curriculum development at her blog: missmancinisclass.blogspot.com
Kate Frantz- Teacher
Kate joined the EDS teaching staff in September of 2011. She has 11 years of experience working in a preschool setting and 18 years of volunteer experience working with young children through different organizations such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), Girl Scouts, School Volunteer Reading Literacy Programs, and Christian Education at Portsmouth United Methodist Church where she co-chaired the department for 3 years. Kate has completed two levels of training for aligning curriculum with the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards through URI. She views her role in early childhood education as being a guide on an exciting journey of discovery in a setting where the child can touch and explore have all the senses enlivened with art and color, music and texture. The mission is play, and through play, the child develops thoughtfulness, intelligence, and self -confidence. Our play is intentional with the goal being to build a child up, and encourage the child to be the best person they can be!
BEHOLD THE HEART OF A CHILD, NEVER MOLD THE HEART OF A CHILD, UNFOLD THE HEART OF A CHILD!
– Jean Warren
Terri Traeger- Teacher
Terri has been with Emmanuel Day School for ten years and enjoys working with young children. She is a native Newporter and a mother of three children. Terri feels blessed to aid in the learning foundation of young minds.
“We must see that every child has equal opportunity not to become equal, but to become different– to realize the unique potential he or she possesses.”
– John Fischer