Meet the staff

Enrollment

The Very Reverend Margaret A. Peckham Clark (Rector) or “Mother Margo,” as she is called, has served as the Rector of Trinity since 2003. Throughout her tenure Margo has been active in many community organizations and events in Greater Roslyn and the North Shore. She is a graduate cum laude of Hunter College (B.A.) New York Law School (J.D.) and The General Theological Seminary (M.Div.) . Mother Margo has worked with children and families extensively in parishes and community settings ranging from Bismarck, North Dakota to Harlem, NYC, as well as here on Long Island, both as a volunteer and as a priest. She is passionate about faith formation—and as she describes it “formation simply to be a good human,” at all stages of life. The opening of the Trinity Church Roslyn Childcare Center is the culmination of a dream for her, and she is thrilled to see that come to fruition. She is a widow that lives in the area with a 6th grade child.

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 Teacher

Hello! My name is Ms. Naiomi and I am excited to be the preschool teacher this year. I am happy to be a part of the Trinity Childcare staff! I hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree in elementary education. This will be my 10th year of teaching early childhood, and I love it! I have a 10 year old son and a dog named Miami. I enjoy inspiring, teaching, and molding my students into independent and smart little people.

My Favorites:

  • Food: BLT sandwich with French fries
  • Movie: The Wizard of Oz
  • Color: Blue
  • Drink: Strawberry juice
  • Season: Fall
  • Hobby: Going to Broadway shows and swimming

Hi! My name is Caroline Lynch and I am the Pre-K teacher at Trinity Episcopal Church Childcare Center. I have over 21 years of teaching experience in early childhood education. I taught for six years in NYC In a full day kindergarten program. Most recently I was a Pre-K teacher in Garden City for the past 15 years. I have always been inspired by young minds and their thirst for learning. I find teaching so rewarding and I get great pleasure in watching children learn and grow.

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..