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Happy Heart

Preschool and Kindergarten, LLC

Teachers

Mrs. Linda Cuesta

     Linda Cuesta, owner/ director of Happy Heart Preschool and Kindergarten, LLC, started Happy Heart in 1995 in response to her own personal need for a quality, secure and nurturing preschool program for her children. Since that time, Happy Heart has grown and developed into the program of excellence and high standards that it is today.

Ms. Mary Polli

     Mary Polli joined the Happy Heart team in 2008 as our 3-year-old classroom aide. She brings much fun and nurturing to the children in the Happy Heart classrooms. Her favorite part of working with young children is the variety of activities and happenings that each new class day holds, as well as watching the children blossom as the school year passes.

     Mrs. Polli has previous experience working with young children from her volunteer efforts from her own children’s classes at both St. Aloysius School in Pottstown, as well as from the Pottstown YMCA preschool. Mrs. Polli is the mother of three children who enjoys creative writing, exercising and spending time with her children and her two little dogs.

Mrs. Jenni Shelgren

     Jennifer Shelgren joined the Happy Heart staff in 2010 and teaches our Mommy & Me class as well as our 3's Preschool class; the Mommy & Me class, offered on a weekly basis, fosters cooperative learning experiences through creative instruction, play and fun activities for parents and their toddler-aged children.

     Jennifer brings with her much enthusiasm and creativity from her seven years of first-grade teaching experience in Eastern Lancaster County. Along with a certification in elementary education, she also has a preschool certification. She has also worked as an educator with the Montgomery County 4-H and the Perkiomen Valley Watershed.

     Jennifer is the mother of two young children. Her hobbies include: running; trail-hiking; scrapbooking; gardening; and spending fun days with her children and friends. For Jenni, the best part of teaching the Happy Heart Mommy & Me classes is the joy of interacting with both child and parent / guardian, as well as watching the child learn to enjoy the structure of this fun-filled class as the months progress.

Mrs. Tracy Cozzone

     Tracy Cozzone re-joined the Happy Heart team in Spring 2012 as our 3-year-old teacher and is currently the teacher of the Kindergarten class.

     Tracy has many previous teaching experiences, including kindergarten through 4th grade at Radnor Township School District and the Pre-K and first-grade programs at Magic Years in Fort Washington. She also previously taught the Mommy & Me Program at Happy Heart. Tracy earned her BS in Education with a minor in Developmental Disabilities from West Chester University.

     Tracy has lived in Douglassville for 15 years. She and her husband are very involved with the year-round sporting activities of their three children. Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, reading, painting, cooking, cleaning and taking long walks with Levi, her yellow lab.

     Tracy loves working with this age group because she finds it to be very rewarding. She loves when the children come into the classroom each day with big smiles on their faces. Tracy finds her Happy Heart children to be curious, honest, enthusiastic and eager to learn. Tracy enjoys watching them discover, learn and grow throughout the school year. She loves teaching them the foundational academic, social and emotional skills that they will need to succeed in school and life. Young children are the future and Tracy feels that being able to mold them is a precious gift.

Mrs. Kate Quay

Kate Quay will be joining the Happy Heart team, as our Pre-K teacher, after many years as a parent and occasional substitute teacher.

Kate taught Kindergarten for 2 years and First Grade for 6 years in the Unionville- Chadds Ford School District. She graduated from Millersville University where we received her Early Childhood / Elementary Education degree. Kate became a full time / stay at home mom soon after her first child was born. After 17 years, she was excited to return to teaching in 2015 when she became a special education aide substitute and then a regular education classroom substitute teacher in the Daniel Boone School District.

Kate has four children ages 11-20. They are her greatest joy and she is so proud of the young men and woman they are becoming. Next to her children, her greatest joy is teaching young children. She is so thankful and blessed to be able to do what she loves to do once again, after all these years.

Happy Heart Preschool and Kindergarten, LLC is a private school licensed by the PA Department of Education, Private Academic Services. Happy Heart Preschool and Kindergarten, LLC equally admits all students and equally acts in the administration of rights, programs, privileges and activities made available to all students, as well as in the administration of educational or other policies.

Linda Cuesta, Director

PA Nursery /Kindergarten

Teaching Certification

B.A. English

West Chester University

"A nurturing and safe environment for your child's first structured learning experiences"

1445B E Main Street

Douglassville, PA 19518

610-385-3733

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