I have an BA in English from Baruch College & a MS in Education from the College of Saint Rose. I am currently taking classes through StonyBrook University to work towards a Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership. Prior to opening Eco Baby, I worked as a teacher with the Catskill School District for 5 years. My husband and I have 3 children and we have built Eco Baby from the ground up, beginning by renovating a vacant building in downtown Troy. I am environmentally conscious, focused on overall health and well-being, and dedicated to the field of education. Fun Fact: Salads are my favorite food!
Maureen Fay 4's Lead Teacher
I am a graduate of Keene State College in New Hampshire. There, I studied Sociology and spent four years working as a student worker within their on-campus preschool. At Keene State, I took classes such as "teaching music to children" which allowed me to learn more about early childhood development. During the Summer for the past several years, I have worked for the Town of Halfmoon Recreation Department as a camp counselor and field trip adviser. I have also held a variety of other childcare positions over the course of the past several years. Fun Fact: I love to bake!
Iravea Rogers 4's Assistant Teacher
I am a graduate of Troy High School and have completed a few semesters toward a Bachelors' Degree at The College of Saint Rose. I love caring for and being around children and have had the opportunity to gain most of my childcare experience by caring for my younger siblings. Upon completion of my degree, I hope to become a Lead Teacher in my own classroom. Fun fact: I was the Captain of my cheer team!
Andrea Gansky DIRECTOR firstname.lastname@example.org
I graduated from The College of Saint Rose in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for the past eleven years and have experience with all ages of children ranging from infants to school-aged. I started my career as an assistant teacher at Bethlehem Preschool while working toward my degree and became a head teacher for Early Head Start soon after graduation. I have a passion for not only running a successful center, but leading and coaching staff to success as well. Fun fact: I have been a vegetarian since the age of 10!
Renee Falzone 3's Lead Teacher
I have completed 3 years of coursework in Legal Studies an am currently working toward my Teaching Assistant Certification at HVCC. Upon completion of my TA certification this May, I will begin working toward an Associates Degree in Child Psychology, also at HVCC. I have over 20 years of childcare experience and I am Red Cross Certified in Adult and Pediatric AED/CPR/First Aid. Fun Fact: I am a mom of four beautiful children!
Latanya Nelson 3's Assistant Teacher
Tanya came to Eco Baby in 2015 after the Charter School she worked for closed. She has extensive experience working with children and the mentally disabled population. She loves working with kids and has 5 children of her own. Fun Fact: I LOVE playing Bingo!
Clare McKenna Toddler's Lead Teacher
Hanna Cecce Toddler's Assistant Teacher
Hanna Cecce was a long-standing resident of Troy and a graduate of Troy High School. She attended Mildred-Elley and is certified in CPR & First Aid. Hanna is a mother who is passionate about the happy and healthy development of children and is committed to service excellence. Fun Fact: Although afraid of heights, I really enjoy roller coasters!
Lauryn Sterantino Toddler's Assistant Teacher
I am a graduate of Averill Park High School. I have always had a passion for working with children and enjoy watching children accomplish new milestones. I have experience working with children with all ages as well as some experience working with children with disabilities. Fun Fact: I love spending time with my family camping and hiking!
Adriana Wait Full-Time Floater
I graduated from Lansingburgh High School in 2016. Before joining the team at Eco Baby, I worked at the Lansingburgh Boys and Girl's Club with school-aged children for two years. I have always loved working with children - I love to watch them learn and grow. I also have a nine-year-old little brother who I have always enjoyed helping to care for. Fun Fact: I love making ceramics!