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Preschool Staff

Mrs. Eileen Cunsolo, Early Education Coordinator
Years at HCA: 212019 Cunsolo

Education
 - John Bowne High School
 - Queens College City University of New York, BA Early Education
 - Early Ed and Elementary Ed Professional license MA
Previous Employment 
 - Kindergarten Teacher Holden Christian Academy 9 years
 - Lead Preschool Teacher and Curriculum Developer 3 years
 - Literacy Tutor Worcester Public Schools 3 years
 - Art Instructor for ages 5-7 years at Worcester Art Museum 3 years
 - Preschool Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Afterschool Director at Evangel Christian School 3 years
Family
 - Married
 - Two adult children  (alumni of HCA)
Three of my favorite things to do 
 - Playing games and hanging out with friends and family
 - Eating breakfast/ brunch outside outside on a warm sunny day
 - Walking in Moore State Park      
This year I am excited about 
 - Our expanded Preschool program and getting to know all the new Preschoolers
 - The kids having fun and learning in the Nature Explore courtyard
 - The ACSI Early Education Conference in March and Blessing the Body Conference in Oct

ecunsolo@holdenchapel.org
Life verse: Philipians 4, the whole chapter! esp 4:6-9

Mrs. Malisa YoungerLead Teacher Preschool
Years at HCA: 1998-2007 as the art teacher for K-8 and 2012-current as Lead 2019 YoungerTeacher Preschool 

Education
 - Mount Wachusett Community College, Associates Degree, Lead Teacher Certified, Director I and Director II certified
Family
 - Married to Steven Younger (28 years)
 - 5 children
 - 3 grandchildren
Three of my favorite things to do
 - Mother
 - Grandmother
 - Teach Preschool 
This year I am excited about
 - Spending time with my grandchildren
 - Teaching Preschool 
 - My new home

myounger@holdenchristianacademy.org
Life Verse: James 1:27

Mrs. Amy VardisPreschool Teacher
Years at HCA: 42019 Vardis

Education
 - Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Family
 - I am married to my husband of 22 years
 - One son
My favorite leisure activities
 - Reading
 - Hiking
 - Singing (choir, in the car etc.)
This year I am very excited about
 - Helping your children grow in the knowledge of God and the world around them
 - Working with this wonderful team of preschool teachers!

avardis@holdenchristianacademy.org

Mrs. Josie Bartlett, Preschool Aide
Years at HCA: 22019 Bartlett

Education
 - Leominster High School
 - Fitchburg State College: BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: History, Art, Philosophy 
Family
 - Happily married to Darren Bartlett
 - Two beautiful children
 - Two quirky dogs
Three of my favorite things to do (in addition to promoting the Kingdom of God)
 - Being with my family and friends
 - Traveling and seeing new places
 -Spending time outdoors
This year I am excited about 
 - Getting to know the kids and see them grow
 - The Christmas concert
 - Working with the amazing Preschool team that was put together for this year!

Mrs. Sylvia JizmejianPreschool Assistant
Years at HCA: This will be my first full year2019 Jizmejian

Education
 - BA in psychology and Education from Concordia University in Montreal
 - MA in Christian Education/Youth Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Family
 - Three teenage boys 13-18
Favorite things to do
 - Bake
 - Watching my boys play sports
 - Youth Ministry
Excited about
 - Getting to love on the little ones
 - Being at HCA
 - Growing my baking business

Miss RosePreschool Assistant and Early Education After School Program Leader
Years at HCA: 1 as staff, 6 as student2019 Miss Rose

Education
 - Homeschooled for high school
 - Liberty University BA, Early Childhood Education
Family
 - One younger sister
 - Mom and Dad
 - Fish
Three of my favorite things to do
 - Read
 - Travel
 - Ski
This year I am excited about
 - Being a part of the HCA staff
 - Gaining more experience in the field of teaching
 - Getting to know the preschool students

Mrs. Lisa KingPreschool Assistant and K-8 Recess Monitor
Years at HCA- first year2019 King

Education
 - Quabbin Regional High School
Family
 - Happily married to Paul King ( 24 years)
 - Three children two sons and one daughter ages 12,17 & 21
 - No grandchildren (yet, but can’t wait) 
Three of my favorite things to do (in addition to promoting the Kingdom of God)
 - Spend time with family & friends
 - Time outside on  or near any form of water
 - Helping and caring for others
This year I am excited about 
 - My first year as part of the HCA family   
 - Making learning fun, exciting and memorable for the students
 - Getting to know & love every child in the school

Mrs. Crystal RaymondAfter School Program Leader & Early Ed Support
Years at HCA: 1st

Education
 - Wareham High school
 - Gordon College BA, Early Childhood Education & History Majors
 - Simmons College, Master of Education in Special Education
Family
 - Married to my junior high sweetheart, Alden (AJ) Raymond
 - Three children (all girls, ages 11, 14, 16)
Three of my favorite things to do (in addition to promoting the Kingdom of God)
 - Walking/hiking mountain trails
 - Watching Seekonk Speedway Thrill Shows
 - Arts & Crafts
This year I am excited about
 - Getting to know the staff & students of HCA
 - My youngest daughters 1st year at HCA
 - Making an impact in the life of as many students as possible