Our Staff

We are very proud of our staff here at Pineview!

Administrative Staff

Kirsten Wielt

Director at Pineview since 2003

Additional Experience: Head Pre-K teacher at Princetown Preschool 1993-2000

Education: Associates in Early Childhood; Bachelors in Elementary Education

Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6 & 7

 Abby Ruscitto

Assistant Director at Pineview since 2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Head Toddler Teacher 2006-2008; Assistant Toddler Teacher 2005-2006, Head Pre-K Teacher 2008-2016

Additional Experience: Babysitting; Kids’ Church

Education: Child Development Associates

Favorite Quote: “It’s a jungle out there!”

Alisa Labunski

Program Coordinator at Pineview since  2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Head Pre-K teacher  2010-2016

Additional Experience: 6th Grade Teacher; UPK Teacher; Special Education Teacher Assistant

Education: Bachelors in Elementary Education; Masters in Literacy; 12 additional Master’s level credits in Special Education

Hobbies: Camping, Swimming, Being outdoors, Reading, Spending Time with my Boys

Marilyn Kaufmann

Bookkeeper at Pineview since 1999

Additional Experience: Premium/Dividend Consultant 1982-1995

Education: Bachelors in Finance; Chartered Financial Consultant

Favorite Bible Verse: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23  

Infant Staff

Miss Ruth

Head Infant I Teacher since 1998

Previous Pineview positions: Head Toddler Teacher 1979-1998, Interim Director

Education: Toccoa Falls College- Bachelor’s in Christian Education/Missions

Favorite Quote/Saying: God is good all the time-All the time God is good!  

Miss Patrina

Assistant Infant I Teacher at Pineview since 2013

Education: Child Development Associates

Favorite Bible Verse: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11.

Miss Kathy Kelly

Head Infant II Teacher at Pineview since 2009

Additional Experience: 23  years at The Children’s Place at the Plaza

Education: Bachelors in Religious Studies; Graduate work in Early Childhood Education

Favorite Saying: The Irish Blessing

Miss Geeta

Assistant Waddler Teacher at Pineview since 2015

Additional Experience: Babysitting

Education: High School

Favorite Bible Verse: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Toddler Staff

Miss Nann

Head Toddler Teacher since 2017

Previous Pineview Positions: Teacher’s Aid 2015-2016, Head Toddler Teacher Summer 2016, Toddler Teaching Assistant 2016

Additional Experience: 13 Years in Childcare

Education: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, CDA

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10- “Be still, and know that I am God…”

Miss Dominique

Assistant Preschool Teacher at Pineview since 2015

Additional Experience: Head Teacher at First Assembly of God Church

Education: Currently working on my CDA

Favorite Bible Verse: “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25

Miss Holli

Head Toddler Teacher since 2016

Additional Experience: Nanny

Education: Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts, Production & Drama Ministry; Master’s degree in Human Services; currently working on my CDA.

Hobbies: cake decorating

An interesting fact about me: I have traveled to the U.K., the Bahamas, Canada and Alaska

Miss Nayroby

Toddler Teaching Assistant since 2015

Previous Pineview Positions: Assistant cook

Education: In the process of completing my CDA

Favorite Quote: “Live every moment, love beyond words, and laugh every day.”

Miss Sonja

Toddler Head Teacher at Pineview since 2013

Additional Experience: Vacation Bible School

Education: Child Development Associates

Interesting fact about me: Children can steal my heart!

Miss Jen

Assistant Toddler Teacher since 2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Head Pre-K Teacher 1986-1988 & 2010-2011

Additional Experience: Director of Pre-K Brunswick, ECE Center and Niskayuna Reform Pre-K

Education: Associates in Child Development

Favorite Quote:” Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Miss Theresa

Toddler Head Teacher at Pineview since 2015

Additional Experience: Pre-K and Preschool Teacher at Club Fed; Head Waddler Teacher at Cloverpatch

Education: Associates in Early Childhood Education; Bachelors in Arts for Children

Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6&7

Preschool Staff

Miss Kelly

Head Preschool Teacher since 2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Teacher’s Aid 2014- 2016

Additional Experience: Internship at Bradt Elementary School, Shaker High School and Giffen Memorial School, Nanny for 3 years.

Education: Bachelors in English/Minor in Education from Siena Colleg

Interesting Fact about me:  I’m a leukemia survivor!

Miss Lena

Head Preschool Teacher at Pineview since 2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Head Toddler Teacher  2014-2016

Additional Experience: Substitute Teacher; Head Pre-K Teacher

Education: Bachelors in Elementary Education; Working on Masters in Early Childhood

Hobbies: I love to read, sketch/draw, take walks and spend time with my family

Miss Kathy Kingsbury

Assistant Preschool Teacher at Pineview since 1989

Education: High School

Interesting fact about me: I’m a proud mother of three children with six grandchildren and three grand dogs that are my life.  Also  my joy in life is working here at Pineview where I have been for over 25 years, taking care of the most important belongings in the world to you – your children.

Miss Katie

Head Preschool Teacher at Pineview since 2013

Additional Experience: 14 years teaching 3, 4 & 5 year olds

Education: Child Development Associates Hobbies: traveling, photography, spending time with family.

Miss Shannon

Preschool Teaching Assistant since 2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Camp Counselor Summer 2014, Teacher’s Aid 2014-2016 Additional Experience: Camp Counselor at St. Vincent De Paul Parish School

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

Favorite Bible Verse: “Be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.”- James 1:19

An interesting fact about me: I studied abroad in London, England during college!

Pre-K  Staff

Miss Becky

Head Pre-K Teacher at Pineview since 2015

Previous Pineview Positions: Teacher’s Aide 2012-2015

Additional Experience: Nanny; Site Manager at School’s Out Inc.; Head Teacher at Unity Sunshine;  Counselor at Pathfinder Lodge; Aide at HVCC daycare

Education: Bachelors in Theater and English Literature; Child Development Associates

Hobbies: Collage Art, Recycled Art, Scrapbooking, Baking, Fiction Writing, Photography

Miss Maeve

Head Pre-K Teacher at Pineview since 2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Teacher’s Aide 2011-2013, Assistant Pre-K Teacher 2013-2016

Additional Experience: Babysitting

Education: Associates in Early Childhood Education

Hobbies: I love to bake and read.

Miss Paige

Head Pre-K Teacher since 2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Teacher’s Aid 2011-2016

Additional Experience: Elementary teacher long term substitute

Education: Bachelor’s in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, currently working on a Master’s degree in Literacy

Favorite Quote: “You are confined only by the walls that you build yourself”.

Mr. Moises

Pre-K Teaching Assistant since 2016

Previous Pineview Positions: Camp Counselor Summer of 2014 & 2015, Teacher’s Aid 2014-2015

Additional Experience: Soccer Referee, Babysitter and Temporary Nanny

Education: Working on my CDA

Hobbies: Playing Soccer with friends. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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