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Evergreen Preschool Staff

Ashley Bessette


Ashley received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Champlain College.  She holds a Vermont State Teaching License with endorsements in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  Ashley has also achieved her Vermont Program Director's Credential.  She is a graduate of the Snelling Centers Early Childhood Leadership Institute.   Ashley has been working with children and families for over 20 years.  She has traveled, lived and worked in many parts of West Africa.  Ashley is the mama to two girls, Binti and Zafi.  She joined Evergreen Preschool as Director in June of 2013.

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Kim has been a part of the Evergreen family since 2006 when her oldest son attended.  Since then, she has led special curriculum projects and has been a daily substitute at the preschool.  Kim was the Four Winds Science Coordinator at FCS for many years.  She has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education.  Kim is the mom to two young men, Will and Sam.  She joined Evergreen Preschool as a co-teacher in August of 2014.

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Teaching Assistant

Amanda returned to Vermont after living, studying and teaching abroad for 5 years in Liverpool, England. While there she completed her Masters Level Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Years) and a Bachelors of Arts in Education studies and English. She holds a Vermont Teaching License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. Amanda is the proud mom of two school age daughters, Olivia and Noelle.  She joined Evergreen Preschool as co-teacher in August of 2014.

Lori began at Evergreen as our amazing Teacher's Assistant in the spring of 2018.  She has worked with children in all capacities from owning a home childcare to working as a paraeductor in the public school system.  Lori's daughter also attended Evergreen in the 90's!  Lori is playful, nurturing and joyful to be around. She is the proud grandma to three little boys whom she is very close with. 

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Teaching Assistant

Allison joined the Evergreen family as a parent in 2016 when her eldest daughter began preschool. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and VT Studies from the University of Vermont, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education from Castleton University. Allison holds a Vermont State Teaching License with an endorsement in Elementary Education. Before becoming a mom, Allison worked as a classroom teacher at Neshobe School in Brandon for three years, and in various area public schools at a variety of grade levels. For the past 14 years, she has been educating learners of all ages through her work at Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites. Allison is the current Four Winds Nature Program coordinator for VUES. She lives in Waltham with her daughters, Ava & Lila, her husband, Jay, and their many honey bees.

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