Amy Dolce (4 year old class teacher)
Amy Dolce holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelors degree in Special Education.
She taught preschool special education for 6 years at Brentwood UFSD in the Early Intervention Program. Amy took some time off to raise her two daughters and when they turned 12 & 10, she decided to go back to what she loved doing-
She is CPR, AED and Pediatric First Aid certified and teaches the 4 year old class here at Little Sprouts. When not teaching, she is singing in Long Island’s Premiere Jimmy Buffett Tribute band, Barometer Soup.
Teachers / TA's
Teresa Pipolo (2 & 3 year old class teacher)
Teresa Pipolo achieved a Dual Bachelors Degree from St. Joseph’s College in Elementary Education/Special Education. She then earned her Masters Degree in Infant Toddler Therapy and Education/Special Education.
After teaching Special Education in district Kindergarten she went on to teach in Early Intervention as an in-home Special Educator for children 3 and under.
Teresa is a mother to three busy children and after staying home with her third child for a few years has returned to the field with a love and passion for teaching young learners at Little Sprouts Preschool.
Elise Laura (4 year old class teacher)
Hello Little Sprouts!
My name is Elise Laura and I will be teaching the 4’s program along side Miss Vera. I am a Mom to three beautiful daughters Grace (8), Caitlin (7), and Emily (4). My husband, PJ, is a fireman with the FDNY and an electrician. We live in Kings Park where my husband is also a fire chief. I taught elementary school for ten years before staying home to raise our daughters. While home, I began a small business of refinishing furniture and making wood signs. Although I love being crafty, I am excited to return to teaching! Most of my teaching years were spent teaching 5th graders who were getting ready to leave elementary school, so I am eager to see sweet little faces each day in the 4’s program and get them ready to enter elementary school!
Jen Gallagher (2 & 3 year old class teacher)
My name is Jen! I am married, live in East Northport and have a wonderful nine year old son James.
I have a Bachelors degree in Education. I was a stay at home Mom until last year when I was lucky enough to come work for Little Sprouts! I love working with children and look forward to seeing them everyday!
Erin Silver (Teachers Assistant)
My name is Erin and I work with Amy as her teacher assistant. I just happen to be a teacher as well! I am married and live in northport and have 2 children. Olivia is turning 9 and Ryan is 12. I love children and always wanted to be a teacher. I taught 5th grade in South Huntington for 10 years while I was getting my masters plus. I then had my son and decided to resign to stay home with him. When I received a text from Amy 3.5 years ago I was so excited. She need me to help out while one of the other assistants had surgery. Well....I couldn't believe how wonderful a school could be! Its pure joy going to "work" every day. I just adore children and am so happy that I was lucky enough to stay at Little Sprouts! Its definitely a hidden gem!
Erica Mikowski (Teachers Assistant)
Hello I'm Erica Mikowski. I am the TA for the twos and threes class! I am a mom of three two girls and a boy. I went to school to become a kindergarten teacher but was blessed with a family instead and stayed home with my children until my youngest went to school full time. Working with children is something I have always wanted to do and brings a smile to my face everyday!
Vera Lyons (Teachers Assistant)
My name is, Vera Lyons and I have been at Little Sprouts now for five years. I discovered Little Sprouts by happenstance, and have stayed by choice.
I am currently one of the teachers assistant, who has never not loved one child who has came through the school. It has always been my pleasure, to see all those sweet little faces come to our school, and to see the transformation from beginning to end.
Being a teacher assistant, is very rewarding for myself personally. Being a teacher assistant at Little Sprouts is definitely where I am meant to be.
Lisa Kenny (Teachers Assistant)
Maria Oggeri (Teachers Assistant)
Maria Oggeri lives in Northport with her husband and her two children, Julianna (6) and Cara (4). After six years of being blessed to be home with their daughters, she is excited to join the Little Sprouts family! Both of her children started Little Sprouts in the twos classes, and she is Little Sprouts self proclaimed biggest fan! She loves children and is so excited to spend her days at a place she holds so dearly to her heart!
Prior to starting a family, she earned her BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University, and is also a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. She is also a Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer. Maria is currently a small business owner of From Letters to Love Calligraphy and Design.