Lisa Brandon: Director

Lisa is the Director and Lead 3 & 4 Year Old Teacher at W.N.S. She joined the staff as Director in 1994. Both of her daughters attended W.NS. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Human Service Management from Lesley University. She is Director II, Lead Toddler Teacher and Lead Preschool Teacher certified by The Department of Early Education and Care. Prior to W.N.S Lisa was a Director at Parkview Children’s Center in Watertown, Ma and spent over 15 years teaching in Newton Ma. Lisa resides in Dedham Ma with her husband and two daughters.

 

Marianne Kelley-Giordano: Pre-K Lead Teacher

Marianne joined the staff in 2000. She is a former parent at WNS. Previously she taught Kindergarten in Norton for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education from Syracuse University and a Department of Early Education and Care Lead Preschool Teacher Certificate. In the summer she is an instructor at Dedham Country Day Camp with children 3.5-5 years old. She resides with her husband and four children in Westwood Ma where she has lived for the past 19 years.

 

Andrea Kelly: Pre-K Teacher Aide

Andrea holds a Bachelor Degree from Assumption College. After College she worked for Clark Companies in Human Resources. She then stayed home to take care of her children. In 2013 she joined the W.N.S staff to work in the PreK classroom. She was the Treasurer at the Deerfield School for 3 years. She currently resides in Westwood with her two children.

 

Lisa Tryder: 4 Year Old Class Teacher Aide

Lisa joined the staff in 2014. She is a previous parent at W.N.S. and a member of our Parent Steering Committee. She holds a degree from Providence College in Marketing. Previous jobs include Broker Representative for Putnam Investments and Administrative Assistant for Capital Resource Partners. Lisa has volunteered at the Sheehan School in a variety of capacities including: Curriculum Enrichment Coordinator, Library Volunteer and Room Parent Coordinator. Lisa resides in Westwood with her husband and two children.

 

Sue Hicks: 3 Year Old Class Teacher Aide

Sue joined Westwood Nursery School in 2016. She is a previous parent of W.N.S.and served many years as a member of our Parent Steering Committee. She holds a Bachelor Degree from University of New Hampshire in English and Communications and a Master’s Degree from Lesley University in Training and Organizational Development. She has worked for several Financial Service Firms, most recently as Director of Human Resources and Management Coaching. Sue has held many volunteer jobs at the Sheehan School, Westwood Young Women’s Club and Westwood School Committee.  Some of the jobs include; Room Parent Coordinator and Coordinator of Cultural and Enrichment activities. She has also been the Secretary for the Westwood School Committee. Sue resides in Westwood with her husband and two children.