Our Teachers & Staff


​Jil Persons

Jil has an MA  and M.Ed. from Teacher’ s College, Columbia University. Jil has been the Director of Westminster Nature Preschool since it opened in 2009.  Prior to that she had been a Preschool Director at Red Oak School and taught preschool in Pennsylvania. Jil is a member of NAEYC and strongly believes we must allow our children to be children.

Stacy McGann

Stacy has an AA in Liberal Arts from Endicott College and a BS in Human Services from Elmira College. Stacy is the Director of Operations at Westminster Nature Preschool and is also an Elder at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. She has served as a Sunday School teacher for over 15 years. Stacy has 4 children and enjoys cooking, reading and hiking. She believes that connecting with nature is integral to real learning and well-being.

Dana Carney -    

Laura Coluccio​- 4's 

Tanya Decandia​- 4's

Michelle Desch -  2.5's and 3's

Christine Detounis- Kindergarten

Janie Dunham - 4's

Anne Gluck- ​3's