About Our Teachers
Co-Director & Teacher
Mrs Kristy Burt has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and holds six New York State teaching certifications from Birth to 9th grade. As an undergrad she completed her BA in Psychology and Inclusive Childhood Education. She has worked with Early Childhood and Elementary students for more than 25 years and is the proud mother of 10 active kids. She has worked with several agencies to advocate for foster children and children with special needs. Mrs. Burt is also women’s ministries director and children’s ministries coordinator for her church. In her “free” time she enjoys reading, camping, bonfires, playing board games, and family gatherings. She believes in providing an education for each child in a way that uses their personal strengths to help them build confidence and grow in all areas of development. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Burt to assist with any questions or to schedule a school tour.
Co-Director & Teacher
Mrs. Amy Main
Mrs Amy Main has her BS degree in Business Administration, emphasis on Small Business Management from Walla Walla University in Washington State; AAS degree in Accounting from SUNY Canton; multiple college credits toward an AAS degree in Early Childhood from Blue Mountain Community College in Oregon. Her 20 years of Early Childhood experience include teaching Preschool, Summer School Age, and over 9 years with administrative duties. She has taught in Oregon, Washington, and New York states and also spent 3 years doing missionary work as a preschool teacher in Saipan. Mrs. Amy spends her time traveling, reading, swimming, playing games, and quality time with friends & family. She loves working with young children and enjoys getting updates on “her” kids from all over the world.
Ms. Mel Samara graduated from Auburn Highschool and continued her education at Cayuga Community College and Wells College where she pursued a degree in Chemistry. As a young mother she provided daycare in her home where she found a love and passion for working with children. She decided to pursue that passion in 2019 when she applied to be a preschool teacher at Spring Street Community Care and started taking classes towards a Child Development Associates for Early Childhood. Ms. Mel has been our lead toddler teacher since Fall of 2020. Ms. Mel’s creativity and energy can be seen all over the classroom through the children’s art work and pictures.
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