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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).

Teaching Assistants

Margaret LaRose

I am pleased to join the Windsor Academy community, because throughout my varied career, i have always loved working with children.

I have a B.A. in English and Theater from S.U.N.Y. Potsdam,  a J.D. from New York Law School, and a certificate in film-making from NYU.  For ten years, I was a Red-Cross Certified swimming teacher and coach for both competitive and synchronized swimming teams. I taught all ages from 3 years old to adults. In addition, I worked with special-needs children in swimming competitions that were the precursor of similar events in the Special Olympics.

I have taught children's theater classes, working with children in Grades K-5, While raising my children in Cornwall, NY, I was able to enrich our community through the PTA, children's theater productions, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and school library duties, as well as being a substitute teacher for 8 years. 

As an attorney, I worked for Nassau-Suffolk Law Services on Long Island, assisting people in obtaining public assistance, emergency housing, and social security benefits. I then worked for NYC in the Housing Litigation Department of  the DHPD. We sued landlords who failed to maintain their buildings properly, and/or who failed to provide heat and hot water to their tenants.

In recent years, I have been  involved with the local community theater scene. With the Stormy Weather Players, I directed several plays, and last year I was the Stage Manager for the Muddy Water Creative Players production of "Bathroom Humor". I also am a writer, having worked for It's a Wonderful Town, and ASPIRE Magazine.

I am the proud parent of 2 wonderful adult children, Ellie and Gregory.

Margaret LaRose

Brenda Porter Brenda Porter

I am very excited to join the Windsor Academy staff.  I am currently working as an IT Specialist at USMA West Point for over 23 years.

I have worked in childcare centers and committed to providing customized care to infants thru school age children. I have 30 years’ experience with children. I am a Mother of 2 boys, Grandma of 3 amazing grandchildren, Molly, Tyler and Sophia.  

In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at my church with fundraising charity work and a variety of community outreach activities.  I love event planning, graphic design, hiking and working out. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.