The Teachers

 

The minute you walk into The Learning Place you will immediately notice some things that make us truly unique.  The atmosphere of excited learning can be experienced by all who enter our brightly colored classrooms.  The children are learning while truly having fun with enthusiastic teachers; there are bright smiles and open friendly faces everywhere.  While there are many elements that make this magical place, it is the teachers of The Learning Place who are the secret ingredients to this one of a kind pre-school.

 

Each teacher takes yearly coursework above the hours established by the state of Maine pertaining to latest research and techniques in early childhood education.  Additionally all teachers  maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications.

We are warm compassionate people who deeply care for all the children and their families.  We strive to engage all the children in activities that foster your child’s esteem through creative and imaginative play and academic challenges.  Not only will your child be respected and nurtured by us; we also maintain collaborative relationships with each other, parents and the community.  In a few words; we at The Learning Place have a passion for teaching and learning!

 


 

Georgeann Tudisco M.Ed.

Georgeann Tudisco is the director and lead teacher. The Learning Place is her love and passion for over twenty-three years.  She is the creative force; always developing new learning experiences for the children.  You never know who she will be on any given day, Loud Lady Lola (who teaches the Letter L), lola-cropped and fixedPrairie Dawn or Big Bird, or even a giant box of French Fries!  She holds a Masters Degree in Education, is a graduate of The Institute for the Development of Human Potential and has taught 1st and 2nd grade in Utah and Wells, totaling 27 years of experience.  She has been recognized by the Maine Roads to Quality Early Care and Education Career Development as a Level 8 professional; the highest award given. Georgeann teaches continuing education courses in science and puppetry. She is a private tutor for K-8th students in Math and Reading.

Judy Cohen

Judy comes to the Learning Place with more than 30 years in Early Childhood Education. She has a Master’s in Education from Clark University. Judy’s goal is for children to love school and have fun. Lots of learning happens when children feel comfortable and secure to try new things.  Judy uses humor in a very positive way to engage with children and build trusting relationships.OnceUponTime

Meghan Parkhurst

Meghan, a recent graduate from the University of Maine with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education is a state certified and licensed teacher. Her experiences have included teaching children of varying ages in, schools, preschools, day cares, afterschool programs and summer camps. As quoted by Meghan,"I want my students to gain knowledge, friendship, leadership, group skills, and life skills in the classroom.  Together we will create a positive learning environment where everyone feels comfortable to grow."