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Meet Our Staff

Dedicated and Certified

The staff at Prince of Peace Preschool are dedicated to providing a warm, caring, and accepting environment for our children and families. Our teachers hold degrees in education and special education, and complete continuing education hours in current topics and trends in early childhood education.


All staff members are trained in Infant and Child CPR, First Aid, and Administration of Medication.

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Program Directors

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Heidi Riddle



Kate Culbreth

Assistant Director/Science Teacher

Heidi Riddle began working at Prince of Peace Preschool in 2007. She started her time at the preschool as a three's teacher, utilizing her education degree. The following year she began the school’s science program and taught science lessons to all PoP students for the next 11 years. Heidi moved into office administration in 2015. After four years as Assistant Director, Heidi stepped into the role of Director in 2020. Heidi has earned her Connecticut Director’s credential.

Kate Culbreth has been with the preschool since 2018. Prior to Prince of Peace Preschool, she worked as a teacher in the public schools. She has worked as a floater, a three’s teacher, and is currently the science teacher. Kate moved to the role of Assistant Director in the summer of 2022. Kate has completed administrative coursework in the field of early childhood.

Program Teachers


Robyn Kelleher

Teacher, Three's


Meegan Lepler

 Asst. Teacher, Three's


Cindy O'Donovan

Asst. Teacher, Three's


Dot Perpignand

Teacher, Three's


Amy Foster

Teacher, Four's & Five's


Dani Gelfand

 Asst. Teacher, Four's & Five's

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Suzanne Kappel

Teacher, Four's & Five's

Spanish Teacher


Betsy McNally

Teacher, Four's & Five's


Robin Meehan

Asst. Teacher, Four's & Five's


Rachel Cunha

Asst. Teacher, Four's & Five's


Kari Haxhinasto

Music Teacher


Jennifer Singer

School Floater

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Christine Dolan

School Floater

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