Owner & Director

Colleen started Puddle Duck in 1989 in order to provide a quality, nurturing, learning environment for her own son. She is director certified through D.E.E.C., and is on her 25th year as owner of Puddle Duck.  Colleen has two grown sons that both graduated from Kindergarten at Puddle Duck.  Colleen wants each child to leave Puddle Duck with self confidence-especially in social situations, and the ability to problem solve.  To reach this goal Colleen works with each teacher to ensure that they plan an age-appropriate but challenging curriculum.  Colleen feels it is crucial for the staff to know each child's personality and manage their behaviors appropriately so that each child is successful.  Colleen introduced sign language into our program over five years ago to help with child confidence and classroom management.

Administration

Colleen Maloney-Benedix

Owner & Director

Colleen started Puddle Duck in 1989 in order to provide a quality, nurturing, learning environment for her own son. She is director certified through D.E.E.C., and is on her 26th year as owner of Puddle Duck.  Colleen has two grown sons that both graduated from Kindergarten at Puddle Duck.  Colleen wants each child to leave Puddle Duck with self confidence-especially in social situations, and the ability to problem solve.  To reach this goal Colleen works with each teacher to ensure that they plan an age-appropriate but challenging curriculum.  Colleen feels it is crucial for the staff to know each child's personality and manage their behaviors appropriately so that each child is successful.  Colleen introduced sign language into our program over five years ago to help with child confidence and classroom management.

Cindy Cierri

Office Manager

Cindy is the mother of two sons, 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Cindy is the office administrator at Puddle Duck, as well as an assistant in the early morning or when a classroom needs an extra hand.  Cindy has been employed at the school for over 20 years, and is integral to the smooth operation of Puddle Duck Day School.

Brittany Lupo

Assistant Director & lead Preschool teacher

Brittany has been at Puddle Duck since 2008. She was an assistant during college, then became teacher certified and is now the lead preschool teacher as well as the assistant director. Brittany received her directors certification through Fisher College. When not in the classroom, Brittany is helping staff create developmentally appropriate curriculum to conquer milestones. She is also involved in managing children's files as well as the other duties that are required in the administration of early childhood. 

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