Our staff is carefully selected for their sensitivity to the individual needs of the children. Their role in the classroom is to create an environment that is challenging and invites active exploration and interaction. The teachers are all thoroughly and appropriately trained and certified in their particular fields and bring a wealth of personal backgrounds and experiences to the classroom. They are a highly diversified group with one common goal – the education of your children.

Infants

Katie CabaBio coming soon.

Ashley FacciolaBio coming soon.

Yane Cantillo GonzalezBio coming soon.

Justina RodriguezBio coming soon.

Headshot - Vanpen Smith, Infants and ToddlersVanpen comes to Windsor Academy with over twenty years’ experience in childcare. Her love for the children and genuine pride in their accomplishments helps create a warm and happy environment in the Infant room. She enjoys drawing and arts and crafts. Originally from Thailand, Pen lives in Washingtonville with her husband and daughter.

Katie StantonKatie Stanton grew up in a family of educators and always knew that she wanted to teach. She worked in the early childhood field for a total of 6 years, was a substitute teacher and then moved on to teach fourth grade in the Bronx for two years and is very excited to now be part of the infant-toddler center. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and her Masters in Literacy Education at SUNY New Paltz.

Katie believes that each child is unique, learns differently and should have the opportunity to be creative and imaginative while learning. She strives to create authentic, hands on learning experiences that are appropriate for all types of learners.

In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends. She is especially enjoying being a mom to her two sons.

Toddlers

Headshot - Michelle Ortiz, Preschool TeacherMichelle has been involved with childcare and education for almost fifteen years. She graduated from Rockland Community College with an Associate 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.

Ashley RojasBio coming soon.

Calina SchweitzerBio coming soon.

Preschool

Lisa AndriuoloBio coming soon.

Headshot - Janissa McKoy, Preschool Teacher

Janissa has been a part of the Windsor Academy family since she was 2 years old. She volunteered for many years until she was old enough to get her working papers and has since been a dedicated teacher’s aide. She is a recent high school graduate and is going to continue her education by taking online college courses while working. She is looking forward to a great school year with your child.

Kiarra ParkerBio coming soon.

Pre-Kindergarten

Jenny AlvarezBio coming soon.

Miya BisagnaMiya Bisagna has been working with children for over 15 years and has taught a variety of age groups. She attended Mount Saint Mary College, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has her permanent New York State certification in Elementary Education, grades Pre-K through 6. Miya enjoys spending time with family and friends, Broadway, arts and crafts and crocheting. Miya loves teaching Pre-K and strives to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating classroom environment.

Shima BisagnaShima Bisagna began working at Windsor Academy in 2007. She has over 15 years’ experience working with children of all age groups. Shima received her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Mount Saint Mary College. She is New York State certified in Elementary Education, Pre-K through 6th grade. It is Shima’s goal to create a classroom environment that is safe, nurturing, fun and exciting, where the possibilities are endless! In her spare time, Shima enjoys reading, baking, Broadway shows and crocheting. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.  Shima is looking forward to another wonderful and productive year of learning!

Kriste KingBio coming soon.

Samantha LynchBio coming soon.

Kristin PapulaKrissy has been working in childcare for over 20 years. She loves working with the children at Windsor Academy. She is working on completing her Bachelor’s Degree. She has two children of her own and has lived in Washingtonville for over 20 years. She’s looking forward to continue working at Windsor Academy for many years to come.

Brittney RichardsBio coming soon.

Daria RodeckerBio coming soon.

Ashanti ThompsonAshanti Thompson is entering her third year at Windsor Academy. She recently moved to the area after teaching in the Bronx for four years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in African American Studies and a minor in English with a concentration in Literature from Lehman College. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education B-2 at Hunter College. Ashanti is the mother to two young children, a daughter and a son. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and going to museums. Ashanti also teaches young children at her church and works closely with the youth group.

In the classroom, Ashanti combines fun with structure. She pushes students to explore and develop new skills, but is always ready to catch them if they fall. Teaching is her passion and that same passion is poured into her students.

Bio coming soon.

Teaching Assistants

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Admissions

We invite families interested in Windsor Academy to contact us. You may call, fax, use our web site, write, or simply stop by for a visit. Although we are able to make appointments for a tour, our policy does not require that you do so.