Thirty two years is a long time, even cumulatively….. Yet it seems just a flash since Leslie Bien and Marcie Moyer began at St. Stephen’s Preschool. If we add Dawn Childs’ three year tenure, that number becomes thirty five years of excellence.
Nurturing both parents and little ones, Leslie Bien has spent the last twenty years here in the Toddler Morning Out classroom. We will miss her gentle way with the children, her creation of an appropriately stimulating environment for exploration and her support of the parents who were new to parenting.
Marcie Moyer has almost done it all! She began teaching at St. Stephen’s in 2006 in a Toddler classroom, then moved for three years as lead in our Red room. For the last eight years Marcie has been in the Five Day program, as either a Green or Yellow room teacher. Ever thinking of new and better ways to inspire our students, Marcie has added greatly to our curriculum and organization. We will surely miss her, but will stay in touch as some of our children transition to Collegiate where she will be assistant Kindergarten teacher.
The End of the Year program said it all! The children of St. Stephen’s Preschool love Dawn Childs and her musical inspiration. The face of every child in the school lights up when Dawn walks in the classroom. They can’t wait! Dawn’s energy, lilting voice and charisma delight us all. St. Michael’s is fortunate to have Dawn’s talent and smile.
With love and appreciation we say, “Bon Voyage” to these three wonderful teachers.