Welcome (or welcome back) to our preschool! We have a great year ahead and are so glad that your family is a part of our preschool family!
This is Dede's first year at First Presbyterian Preschool, and she is thrilled to be here. Her journey of working with children began 31 years ago when her daughter began her school experience as a 2-year-old. Dede progressed from volunteering to substituting to working part time. She eventually ended up working full time as lead lottery funded PreK teacher. For the last two years she has worked with IDD adults, teaching life and employment skills.
She grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri and moved here over 40 years ago at the invitation of a college friend. Her friend said the beach was nice and it didn't snow, so that was enough of an enticement to make the move. She lives in Parkside with her husband, Craig and their dog. They are empty nesters as their daughter moved to NYC after college. Her hobbies include gardening, trying new recipes and various crafts.
She looks forward to getting to know you and your family better this school year as we share this Preschool adventure together!