Andrea Caligiuri has been a teacher at the Alice Brown Early Learning Center since 1985 and the coordinator of the Kindergarten program since 1987. Andrea has a B.S. and M.A. from Adelphi University in Elementary Education and is New York State certified N-6. Andrea is an adjunct instructor in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University.
Andrea enjoys winter and summer sports with her two children, reading, gardening, and collecting children’s literature.
Jess Artura is one of the Assistant Toddler teachers at the Alice Brown Early Learning Center. Recently, Jess has graduated from Empire State College, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Jess comes to us from a Montessori background, having worked for five years with children ranging from infant to kindergarten age. Her personal interests are running on the boardwalk, traveling, playing sports, volunteering at Ronald McDonald House of New Hyde Park, and spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie York is the Toddler teacher at the Early Learning Center. Stephanie has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology which she received from Dowling College. Stephanie is currently attending Adelphi to pursue a Master’s Degree in Literacy. Stephanie has experience with children from infants to school age. Stephanie’s personal interests are reading, shopping, scrapbooking, playing with her dogs, and spending time with family and friends.
Eva Gembarzewski is the Assistant Toddler Teacher at the Alice Brown Early Learning Center since2008. Eva has been working with pre-schoolers and toddlers for the past 11 years and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Adelphi. Eva enjoys nature, music, art and skiing with her two boys.
Rosanne Moran is a Pre-K teacher at the Alice Brown Early Learning Center.
Rosanne graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. Rosanne’s experience with children from preschool through sixth grade and her passion for education make her a welcomed addition to the Center. Rosanne enjoys arts and crafts, bike riding, listening to music and skiing.
Megan Corbett is a Preschool Teacher at the Alice Brown Early Learning Center. Megan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Mater’s Degree in Elementary Education at Adelphi University. While attending Adelphi as an undergraduate student, Megan worked at the Center from 2004 to 2007 as student staff and then as our graduate assistant from 2007-2008. Megan’s working knowledge of the Center makes her a welcomed addition to the staff. Megan was a member and captain of the Adelphi University Cheerleading Team for four years and is currently Cheerleading Instructor at Herrick’s.
Kathy Lee is the Education Coordinator at the Alice Brown Early Learning Center at Adelphi University. She has been a regular contributor at Newsday’s Children & Families magazines on a variety of subjects pertaining to Infant Toddler care and development and has her degree in Early Childhood. Kathy has been a classroom teacher for over 10 years, spent 8 years as a Center Director, and held the position of Infant Toddler Specialist at the Childcare Council of Nassau for 5 years before assuming her post at Adelphi. She continues to provide on-site lectures and training on a variety of subjects for childcare providers and their staff. Kathy’s interests include reading and spending time with her husband and family.
Patti Veigl is the Administrative Assistant at the Alice Brown Early Learning Center as of November 2009. Patti started her career at Adelphi University in the Athletic Department in 2007 and has recently come to the Early Learning Center. Prior to that, Patti was in the Sewanhaka School District as a Science Lab Assistant, One on One Aid and worked in the summer school program since 1999. While raising her two sons, Patti has also been involved with the Floral Park Youth Council, later serving as Treasurer and Board Member for the past 9 years. Patti enjoys all sports, reading and the beach.
Graduate Assistant—This is an unpaid tuition remission program for students who are completing their master's degree in educational studies.
Student Employment—These Adelphi University students work varied shifts
(around their college classes) helping in the classroom and supervising the children.
These are registered Adelphi University students and after appropriate background checks and hiring documentation have been completed, are employed by the Center as teaching assistants.