Transitional Preschool

Brittany Lupo

Lead Teacher & Asst. Director

Brittany has been at Puddle Duck since 2008. She was an assistant during college, then became teacher certified, and is now the preschool teacher. Thanks to Brittany’s three years as a floating assistant at the school, she understands the running of each classroom and how important it is for each teacher to plan a curriculum that helps develop the whole child in preparation for the next stage of learning.  Learning to share, self-help skills and potty training are the three most important milestones for Brittany in the preschool.  She plans a curriculum that is cognitively age appropriate and tackles these three milestones. Each child gains confidence in all other areas of development when he/she masters these skills.

Nancy Ruggiero

Teacher's Assistant

Nancy started at Puddle Duck in 2016. Nancy has two grown children and also a grandson. She comes to Puddle Duck with over 18 years of experience working with children from ages 2.9 to 6. Nancy previously worked at a local Montessori school as a teacher's assistant and is EEC certified. 


Madison McLaughlin


Madison started in the winter of 2018 as an assistant during college, floating between mainly preschool and toddlers. She received her teachers certification from Southern New Hampshire University. From her two years of experience with floating, she has learned about the importance of rich curriculum and about the age appropriate developmental milestones to work towards and conquer throughout their time in preschool.