Teachers

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

Christine Mulholland

Director

Christine has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Literacy Education.  She has worked in an elementary school in New York City as a 3rd grade teacher, kindergarten teacher and reading specialist. After leaving to have children, Christine taught at a couple of different preschools in Northport Village. She has two daughters, a husband and two crazy dogs at home. Christine enjoys cooking, skiing, reading great books, lounging on the beach and is very active in the PTA at her children's school. She is absolutely thrilled to be the Director at Weekday!

Amy Endler

Assistant Teacher

Amy is thrilled to be the assistant teacher for the 3 year old class at Weekday Nursery School this year.  In addition Amy is also our resident Spanish teacher. She can’t wait to foster an environment that allows every child to explore, grow and shine! Amy received her BA in Psychology from UMass-Amherst and a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. After working for many years in the public health field, she relished the opportunity to dedicate her time to her young children. Soon, Amy opened her home to other children who needed care as well. While planning activities, Amy often found herself recalling her own unique childhood educational experiences. She specifically remembers her teachers fostering a love for reading, art and music; encouraging learning through play and a focus on exploring her environment - all of which she looks forward to sharing with her students as well. Amy lives in East Northport with her husband, 3 daughters and a shaggy pup who often gets mistaken for a cartoon character.

Michelle Micucci

Teacher

Michelle is an enthusiastic and passionate educator who loves enriching the minds of young children. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree at New Paltz in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in Literacy Education at Dowling College. She previously taught Kindergarten Enrichment at Weekday for 7 years, followed by teaching preschool for several years. Michelle grew up in East Northport and currently lives in West Islip. She enjoys traveling to North Carolina to visit her family, especially her twin sister and her new nephew!

Michelle Parker

Assistant Teacher

Michelle is a teacher’s assistant at Weekday Nursery School. She is married with two children. Michelle graduated from Boston College with a degree in Education and a BA in English. Michelle has worked as an assistant for and substitute teacher at two local schools for 8 years before coming to Weekday. Michelle loves working with children and seeing them grow.

Mary Simon

Assistant Teacher

Mary is an East Northport resident. She and her husband have 4 grown children. Mary has been working with children for over 35 years. For eight years, Mary taught religious education at her local parish. In her spare time, Mary enjoys biking to the beautiful harbor, reading, attending local theatre and spending quality time with her family, especially her four grandchildren.

Lynn Aguirre

Teacher

Lynn is so excited to teach a 3 year old class at Weekday Nursery School! She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from St. John’s University. After teaching first grade in New York City for several years, Lynn left to raise her three children. Most recently, she worked for an agency providing one-to-one support for children with autism. The creativity  and excitement of early childhood education has remained her passion. Lynn enjoys boating, traveling and exploring the great outdoors with her family and assorted pets.

Dawn Pothos

Teacher

Dawn is one of the 4 Year Old Teachers.  She has been teaching Preschool for 20 years and this is her first year at Weekday. Dawn always knew she wanted to help educate children. She attended St. John’s University and majored in Child Psychology and then received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves the genuine spirit of our young children and thinks there is no better investment than the caring, nurturing and empowerment of children and their future in this world. She embraces the next chapter of her career here at Weekday Nursery and feel very blessed to work with all the wonderful families here!

Laurie Hickman

Assistant Teacher

Laurie is an assistant in Miss Dawn’s class.  She has lived in Northport her whole life.  She is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children.  She has been working with preschoolers for 13 years an has been an assistant with Miss Dawn for 9 years.  She truly enjoys every day she comes to work and is very excited to join the Weekday family.

Marilyn Colon

Teacher

Marilyn is overjoyed to be teaching the 2 year old class at Weekday. She adores children and watching them discover the world around them.  She received a BA in psychology and a Masters Degree in science. Always wanting to go into teaching she joined the NYC teaching fellows program. She left the field to raise her two daughters now ages 11 and 7. Finally, she made the decision to return to teaching and couldn’t be happier to be at Weekday. Marilyn lives in Northport with her husband and two daughters.

Joey Danielle Smalling

Assistant Teacher

Joey is thrilled to be working as an Assistant Teacher to the four year old class this year at Weekday Nursery School! She earned a Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. She’s married, with four children (two boys 14,12, and two girls 8,6), and recently moved back to Northport to be closer to family, after living in Keller, Texas for almost 10 years. Joey is extremely patient and caring, and truly enjoys working with children.  She was a nanny for seven years and a Respiratory Therapist  previously. She and her husband are active in the Northport community where he is a Northport Fireman and she is an Assistant Coach for her daughter’s Kindergarten and 2nd Grade soccer teams. She is an avid beach goer and spends her spare time capturing sunsets through photography.

Karen Chapman

Teacher

Karen is teaching the two year old class.  She has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and more than 15 years experience working with young children.  She grew up in the Crab Meadow area and attended local schools.  She now resides in East Northport with her husband and nine year old son. Karen enjoys reading, movies, theater productions and party planning. Karen is excited to be part of a child's first learning experience and looks forward to teaching them through imaginative play and creative projects.

Jennifer Kennedy

Assistant Teacher

Jennifer is a teacher's assistant at Weekday.  She is married with two children.  Jennifer graduated from SUNY Oswego with a degree in political science. Before having her children she worked in Human Resources. For the past fifteen years she has dedicated herself to raising her kids but as they get older she is absolutely delighted to be spending her time with little ones again! This is her first year at Weekday and she is happy to be here.  In her spare time she loves to read mystery and history books and go to the movies.

Lee Ann Kuntz

Teacher

Lee Ann is one of the four year old teachers here at Weekday. She has been an Early Childhood Educator for fourteen years and has experience teaching two, three and four year old children throughout her career. Lee Ann enjoys spending time with her husband and three grown children. Her favorite activities are biking, hiking and yoga.

Mairead Reardon

Assistant Teacher

Mairead is very excited to be an assistant at Weekday! Mairead graduated from C.W.Post with a bachelors degree in Psychology. She lives in East Northport with her husband and three children. Mairead is very active in the school PTA and is currently the Vice President of the PTA at her daughters elementary school. She also runs the Healthy Kids Running Series in East Northport. She loves being a part of this amazing community. On the weekends she’s on the field watching her kids play sports and is skiing with her family throughout the winter!

Lisa Rankin

Teacher

Lisa is thrilled to join the Weekday family as a teacher in the three year old class!  She has a BA in Musical Theater and Speech from Wagner College.  She has worked as a director for children’s theater, and an instructor for several after school theater programs, where she has had the honor of working with children with autism.  This encouraged her to return to school, to complete her Master’s degree in Childhood and Special Education.  Lisa loves the genuine, humorous honesty of young children, and looks forward to seeing them grow every day!  Lisa lives in Northport with her husband and three children.  For the past 13 years, she has run her own makeup artist business and in her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and vacationing with her family.

Christine Cusick

Assistant Teacher

Christine is an assistant teacher for the 2 year old class. This is her second year here at Weekday and she absolutely loves it. After working for many years as a corporate Interior Designer, she realized that her passion is working with children. Christine has worked with 2, 3 and 4 year old children for the past 11 years. Christine lives in East Northport with her husband and 15 year old daughter. She loves to travel, seeing Broadway shows and going to the beach.