Teachers

Get to know the wonderful people who care for you and your family.

Susanne Haffner

Director

Susanne has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a MBA in Finance. She worked in the private sector in Washington, D.C. and on Long Island. When her two sons were born here she stayed home for a few years and then began substitute teaching in Northport which led to a leave replacement in an elementary school. At that point she was offered a position as Director at Weekday Nursery School which combined educating young children and running a business. The perfect match! Susanne is originally from Ohio and enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and reading. Her sons both live in New York City and she uses any excuse to see them and enjoy all that the city has to offer.

Lisa Schilling

Teacher

Lisa has a BFA in Art and a master’s in elementary education. She taught art and second grade in New York City for eight years and  then stayed at home for several years to raise her three children. She teaches the four year old class at Weekday and has taught the three year old class, two year old class and Mommy and Me in prior years. She is passionate about teaching young children. Lisa is from Long Island and currently lives in Northport with her husband, three children, one dog, two cats and two guinea pigs. She enjoys traveling, art and animals. In addition to her teaching job, she is children’s ministry coordinator and Sunday school teacher at her church.

Maria Guercio

Teacher

Maria has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is working toward a master's in elementary education. Maria has years of experience as a preschool teacher and Director of a preschool. She is currently teaching the two year old children and our Mommy and Me class. She was raised on Long Island and currently lives in Kings Park with her five children and a dog. Maria loves working with children and  developing new and exciting educational lesson plans for her students. She loves to read, sing and play games in her spare time.

Carol Frevola

Teacher

Carol has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a masters in early childhood education.  She taught Kindergarten and first grade before taking time off to raise her three children.  During this time she taught Sunday School and worked for the Long Island Center for Arts and Sciences presenting science programs in elementary schools in Suffolk County. Carol is currently a three year old preschool teacher at Weekday.  She taught the four year old class in prior years. Carol lives in Northport with her three children, two cats, two dogs, with an occasional visit from their three horses. Carol likes to spend time outdoors with her family in her free time, particularly at their house in southern Vermont where they horseback ride, hike, kayak, and snow shoe.  She is an excellent cook and is always searching for new recipes!

Jill Hall

Assistant Teacher

Jill has a BS in Business Administration and many years experience working with young children at Weekday. She has taught in the three and four year old classes, as well as extended day and summer camp. Jill is a longtime resident of Northport, married her high school sweetheart and now lives here with her husband, three sons and dog. She has worked in the insurance industry and a family business.  She spent many years staying at home to raise her three sons. During that time she volunteered at the PTA, various sports little league organizations and booster clubs, and her church. Jill spends her spare time with her family, traveling to watch her youngest son play lacrosse, and exercising outdoors.

Erin King

Assistant Teacher

Erin is working toward a degree in speech pathology. She is from Long Island and lives in Northport with her family. She has had several years experience caring for young children and as an assistant teacher at Weekday. She feels that working with children has helped shape her future plans to determine her career path. She is patient, kind and enthusiastic with children. Erin enjoys dancing in her spare time. She began dancing when she was very young and still loves it.