Our Staff


Left to right: Tricia Pennington, Carla Rice, Daniela Kaverud, Cathy Glynn, Tracy Popolizio, Jen Wallace, Liz McKiernan




Cathy Glynn – Director/Owner/Teacher

BS in Early Childhood Education – Cathy opened the nursery school 41 years ago.

Liz McKiernan – Head Teacher

She has a BS in Social Work and a Masters in Special Education. This is her 7th year on our staff.

Tracy Popolizio- Teacher

She has a BA in Early Childhood Education/Special Education and a Masters in Elementary Education. She worked in early intervention for 12 years and the preschool classroom for 5 1/2 years. This is her 1st year at Cathy’s.

Jen Wallace– Assistant Teacher and Lunch Bunch

She has her BA in Psychology. This is her 6th year at Cathy’s.

Tricia Pennington Assistant Teacher and Lunch Bunch  

This is her 5th year after being a substitute teacher in the elementary schools and a stay at home mom.

Daniela KaverudAssistant Teacher and Lunch Bunch  

This is her 4th year at Cathy’s. Daniela was previously a preschool teacher in Watertown, CT for 4 years.

Carla Rice Lunch Bunch Staff and Substitute Teacher

This is her 3rd year on our staff. Her children and grandchildren attended Cathy’s.

Judi Moriarty Substitute Teacher

She has her AS in Early Childhood Education. After 17 years at Cathy’s, Judi has now retired.

Nancy Berlet Substitute Teacher

After 4 years on our staff and 17 years as an elementary school teacher, Nancy has now retired.

Jennifer SegalSubstitute Teacher 

She has her BS in Corporate Communications. Jen has retired after 13 years at Cathy’s.

Barbara RichterSubstitute Teacher

She has retired after 23 years at Cathy’s.

Darlene O’Connell Substitute Teacher  

Darlene retired after being our head teacher for 33 years.