2020-2021 Preschool Committee

Laurie Billadello,
Committee Chairperson

Laurie's involvement with the preschool began 27 years ago. Her three daughters attended Setauket Presbyterian Preschool during which time she was the Parent Representative twice. It is her honor to have chaired the preschool committee since 1999.

Heather Klein,
3's Preschool Teacher​

Heather is a New York State Certified Tenured Teacher who earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland and a Master of Science in Reading from St. John’s University. Her teaching experience includes years in an elementary school setting in a variety of grade levels. She has been employed by the NYC Board of Education, Elmont School District and Long Beach School District.

Heather volunteered in our 3 year old class and substitute taught our 4 year old class. She and her family reside in Setauket and are active members of the community.

Karen Loomis,

Karen learned of Setauket Presbyterian Preschool when she observed the 4’s class for a college course she was taking.  Based on the curriculum, the teachers, the surroundings, and all that the school encompassed, she knew she would one day send her children to SPP.  In 1992, she sent her first son, and two others followed in 1995 and in 2001, commuting from Rocky Point.  In 1996, she took over the duties of Treasurer.

Rev. Kate Jones-Callone,
Interim Pastor

Rev. Kate Jones Calone is the Interim Pastor at Setauket Presbyterian Church. She also founded the Open Door Exchange furniture bank at Setauket Presbyterian Church, which provides Long Island families in need with basic furniture for their homes. Prior to attending seminary, Kate was a practicing attorney focused on criminal justice and criminal defense. She lives in Setauket with her husband, Dave, three children, and dog Penny!

Yvonne Chase,
4's Preschool Teacher

Yvonne is a New York State Certified Teacher who earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Long Island University at C.W. Post.  She has taught pre-k through twelfth grades in a variety of subjects in both public and private settings.


Yvonne has volunteered in our three and four year old classes since 2012.  She and her family reside in East Setauket and are actively engaged in serving the local community.


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Katie O'Connor,
Parent Representative

Katie is a member of Setauket Presbyterian Church. Her oldest child just graduated from the preschool and she currently has a child in the threes program; her niece is currently in the fours program. She is a professor at Hofstra University, is in the Coast Guard Reserve and is a fabulous, professional baker/caterer.