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Our Staff

Where children love to LEARN and GROW and PLAY and EXPLORE the world around them in an atmosphere of love and acceptance under the supervision and guidance of nurturing, supportive, New York State Certified teachers.
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.

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.

Yvonne has also recently obtained NY State EMT Certification.

Denise Ehlers,
2's Preschool Teacher​
Teacher Assistant

Denise has assisted our 3’s and 4’s teachers since 2016. As the preschool’s 2’s teacher she broadens her dedication and love for guiding our littlest ones. 


Denise and her family reside locally and belong to St. James Roman Catholic Church in Setauket where she has taught catechism since the fall of 2009.  Her three children are all graduates of SPP and are currently in middle and high school. 


Denise earned her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University in 1994.

Brooke Cullen
Brooke Cullen,
Teacher Assistant
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Sarianna Standel,
Teacher Assistant
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Christina Haas,
STEAM Teacher

Christina has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Dowling College and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Brooklyn College. After spending many years in the NYC Department of Education, she is excited to be teaching the STEAM program at SPP.  


Christina and her family live locally in East Setauket. She is active within the Three Village school community and her youngest son is a graduate of SPP.

Mary-Elizabeth Silver,
​Teacher Assistant
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Veronica Wilkom,
​Music Together Specialist
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