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Acting Head: Phyllis Aldrich is the Acting Head of the K-2 School. For 30 years she worked at the BOCES designing and administering a region -wide program for gifted elementary students. She has taught in the Education Dept of Skidmore College and supervised student teachers. Since 1986 she has served on the US State Department Advisory Committee for Exceptional Children in Overseas Schools. She continues to be consultant to international schools in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. She and her husband of 40 years enjoy learning from their 9 children and 18 grandchildren.
Assistant Principal and Head Teacher: Kristyn Alheim has been a Head Teacher for the preschool at St. George’s School since 2006 and an Assistant Principal since 2012. She also started the Afternoon Enrichment Program at the School. Kristyn received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and her Masters in Early Childhood Education from The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Kristyn has lived in Clifton Park for the last 17 years with her husband and three children. All three children have been through the preschool at St. George’s. In her free time, Kristyn enjoys running, cooking, hockey, and spending time with her family. She is also very involved with fundraising and volunteering for the American Diabetes Association, an organization very close to her heart.
|Head Pre-K Teacher: Sandra Graves earned her BA in Psychology from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and her MA in EducationalPsychology from The College of St. Rose in Albany. While raising her four children she has remained active in the field of Early Childhood Education. Sandra is an adjunct professor of early Childhood Education at College of St Rose. In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling, and reading as well as volunteering with Peppertree Rescue, Inc. and Nick's Fight to be Healed Foundation. She has lived in Clifton Park for the last 10 years with her husband and four children.|
|Assistant Teacher: Karrie Lambright is an Assistant Teacher in the preschool working with the three and four year old classes. Karrie earned her Bachelors of Science degree from St. John’s University. She has over ten years of teaching experience in both the public and private school settings. While currently possessing teacher certifications in the states of New Jersey and South Carolina, Karrie is in the process of acquiring a New York state certification. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years and her two children.|
|Head Teacher and Music Teacher: Carol List has been a head teacher in the half day preschool at St. George’s since 2005. Carol earned a BS in Education with a minor in Reading. Carol has taught at various levels including 7th grade Reading, 8th grade English, as well as Kindergarten. Over the years she has also enjoyed her volunteer work with struggling readers in a Schenectady School and various first graders at Arongen. When not visiting her grandchildren, Carol enjoys reading, singing in a choir, painting, hiking, and SciFi movies.|
Assistant Pre-K Teacher: Patricia Lydon was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended the University of Massachusetts, and earned a degree in Elementary Education. Patty worked in Childcare while her own children were young, and for many years after as a teacher and a Director. Over the last several years, Patty has been a very busy substitute teacher for the Shenendehowa School District. She lives in Clifton Park with her husband, two children and a dog!
Head Teacher: Trish McCarvill has been teaching at St. George’s School since 2005. She knows the teaching methods and practices very well since she had her own two children attend the preschool. Her oldest child was in the first class when it opened in 2002. Her children are now in middle school and high school. Trish earned her BSME at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and worked in industry for over seven years before having children. She stayed home to raise her children and at that point changed careers. She enjoys outdoor activities such as running and biking and watching her children play sports.
Assistant Teacher: Susan Meyer is an Assistant Teacher in the 5-day classroom. Susan earned her BA in English with Secondary Education certification from Siena College. She graduated from SUNY Albany with an MS in Special Education with Special Education and Elementary certifications. She has worked in New York and Virginia teaching children in a variety of educational settings at the preschool and elementary levels. Susan has lived in the Clifton Park area for eight years with her husband and two kids. When she’s not at St. George’s, you’ll most likely find her on the sidelines cheering on her kids at soccer, baseball and basketball. Other than spending time with family, she enjoys being outdoors, playing games (especially Scrabble), doing crafts, and reading.
|Assistant K-1 Teacher and Art Teacher: Katie Miecznikowski is a 2013 graduate of SUNY New Paltz and holds her initial certification in K-12 Visual Arts education. She graduated from SUNY with bachelor’s degrees in visual arts education, painting and drawing, and journalism. She is also a graduate of the college’s Honors Department. While a member of the visual arts education community, she student taught at Mont Pleasant Middle School in Schenectady and Pinewood Intermediate School in Rotterdam. She has also had the pleasure of coordinating the youth summer arts program at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.|
|Head K-1 Teacher: Ms. Sheray Tario is in her third year as Head Teacher at St George’s K-2 School. A recent Skidmore graduate, she received a Bachelors of Science in Childhood Education and a Bachelors of Arts in Music. During her Skidmore career, she worked with children of various ages and she also completed an inner-city internship at New Scotland Elementary School in Albany. She is currently enrolled in a highly selective Masters degree program on Children's Literacy at SUNY Albany. She enjoys applying new teaching technology to learning and will help guide the students through the challenges and opportunities of the tech world including use of the new Apple iPads.|