Laura McGookin- 3 year old Teacher
Mrs. McGookin graduated from Western Michigan University and has a degree in Elementary Education K-5 and Special Education K-8. She spent 13 years teaching in a wide variety of settings as a Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments. She served many children in the birth to 3 years and preschool populations. Additionally, she has been a part of Early Childhood teams responsible for assessment and skill development of babies and toddlers. She has worked in preschool settings as part of the teaching staff for inclusion purposes of the students on her caseload. She lives in Aquia Harbour and her children attended the Aquia Harbour Preschool. She was involved in many committees during her time here at our school and is thrilled to be a part of the Aquia Harbour Preschool family. Our 3-year olds have an easy adjustment to preschool thanks to her wonderful curriculum and loving classroom demeanor.
Maureen Crowe – 3 year old Teacher’s Assistant
Mrs. Crowe grew up in Aquia Harbour and is happy to have moved back to raise her three children here! Her daughter attended our preschool and as a parent, she was involved with nearly every committee. Prior to beginning the greatest job ever (Mom), she worked for the same company for sixteen years in a management position. Later, she was employed at Regester Chapel Children’s Center for two years. While it is a great school, and she loved working with the children, her heart belongs to Aquia Harbour preschool.
Mrs. Crowe is a dedicated volunteer at Anne E. Moncure Elementary school, serving as the secretary of the PTO and has been the volunteer coordinator for their clothing sale (the schools largest fundraiser) for three years. She consistently volunteers in her children’s classrooms, helping coordinate special events such as this year’s multi-cultural day and the therapy dog reading program. She also serves as the Appreciations chair for the county wide SEPTA. Additionally, she is actively involved with Shirley Heim Middle School and Brook Point High school. We are beyond thrilled to have Mrs. Crowe on our team, ready with loving arms and sweet stories of each of our preschoolers.