Meet Our Staff
Marie Catalano-Gruen (Director) is a native Long Islander with a widely varied resume including many years working in childcare. She has owned and operated multiple child care centers in the past, as well as a consulting firm that trained early childcare professionals. She is a volunteer tutor with Literacy Nassau. Marie also has extensive business experience. A magna cum laude graduate of SUNY with a degree in human development, Marie is passionate about children and encouraging their growth and development. She lives in the area with her husband of nearly forty years and dog, and is a committed aunt and godmother.
Meet the Teachers
My name is Laura Anasa. I live in Port Washington with my husband and 2 teenage sons.
I have a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from St. John’s University.
I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade and Pre-K. I am active in my church. I am Armenian. I have taught many years of Sunday school at my parish in Queens, NY. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. Although I LOVED being home to raise my sons, I am thrilled to be back in the classroom.
Hi, my name is Dolly Marquez and I am the lead in the Infant room at Trinity Episcopal Church Roslyn Childcare Center. I love working with children and I have more than 5 years of experience working with children from birth to middle school aged.
Since childhood I have dreamed of becoming a teacher. One reason I enjoy working with children so much is the uniqueness of every child. I love children and believe that each is special in their own personal way. I love to watch them grow and discover new everyday experiences in life. I treat each child as if they were my own because I know how I want my children to be treated. And being a mom, I know how important it is to make parents feel that their child is safe and secure while they are in my care.
The Glory be to God. 😊
My name is Alison Magro, and I am the second lead in the infant room at Trinity Episcopal Church Roslyn Childcare Center. I was born and raised here on Long Island in the small neighborhood of Glen Head, and for as long as I can remember, I have been working with children. My friends tell me that I really light up when babies are around. I have always found great joy working with infants and young children. I am the family and neighborhood “babysitter”. I have a certificate of Teaching Assistance from Nassau Community College and in July 2017 I will begin class study to complete a Child Development Associate (CDA). One reason I love working with children is because they bring a smile to my face every day, and they are just so adorable.
My name is Rebecca Hye-soo Baek and I was born in Seoul, Korea. I came to the USA with my family when I was three years old. I have two siblings, one older and one younger. Currently I live in Flushing, NY, before that I lived in Little Neck for more than 20 years. I had attended middle and high school in Bayside, NY and attended College in upstate New York. I majored in Psychology and minored in Voice. Ever since I was young, I wanted to work with children of all ages, nurturing and helping them grow to be good people. Sometimes it is a challenge, but one that is worth it! Growing up my parents told me I was a troublemaker, but really, I was just a very confident and free-spirited youngster! That’s why I feel a closeness to children and love being around them! They bring such an exciting and joyous spirit!