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New York State Department of Education Licensed and Certified 

New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Licensed and Certified

Orange County Chamber of Commerce Member

We are active supporters of

Downing Film Center

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra

Scor! - String Camps for Adults.

Express! - Sparking Musical Creativity in Kids (school programs).


Ariel LaRosa
 I am very excited to join the Windsor Academy staff. I attended the University of Rhode Island where I studied Communicative Disorders with a focus on Speech-Language Pathology. My goal is to earn my Masters degree and work as a speech pathologist in early intervention. For over two years I have worked as a lead teacher at an in home day care and preschool setting. Working with children who have a broad age-range gives me the opportunity to develop activities focused on each age group without the children feeling overwhelmed. In my spare time I coach a competitive cheer team that travels throughout Orange County. I look forward to the next school year!
Ariel LaRosa

Janissa McKoy Janissa McKoy

Janissa has been a part of the Windsor Academy family since she was 2 1/2 years old. She now has her junior working papers and works as a teacher's assistant after school. She currently attends Cornwall Central High School. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Michelle Ortiz

Michelle has been involved with child care and education for almost fifteen years.  She graduated from Rockland Community College with an Associate's Degree and continues her training and education through the Orange County Childcare Council and the New York State Department of Office and Children and Family Services.  In her free time Michelle enjoys reading and spending time with her family.  Her sensitivity towards all children with their diverse needs and abilities helps create a classroom environment that is filled with love, respect and joy. 


Michelle Ortiz

Kristin Papula Kristin Papula

Kristin Papula has worked in the early childhood field for over twenty years. She recently joined the Windsor Academy family in January of 2015. Kristin is a mother of two and a resident of Salisbury Mills for 15 years. She has her CDA credentials in toddlers and is currently in school working on her bachelors degree in education. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and family.  


Erin Taxter
I am a mother of 2 little ones.  My son is 2 ½ and my daughter is 1 ½ .  I have been in child care for 10+ years, and I have my Associate’s degree from SUNY Orange in Social Sciences and Humanities with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.  I am currently attending Empire State College pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I am looking forward to being part of the Windsor Academy family.  
Erin Taxter