Our Dedicated Staff
Mary and Dan Szeglowski, owners and founders, will retire in October 2016 after 34 years at Discovery Schoolhouse.
They are pleased to announce that Discovery has been purchased by a former student John Mahar, and his wife, Liz Smith Maher. John and Liz will take over the roles of Director, Administrator, and Head Teacher in September of 2016. John has a Master's Degree in biology and looks forward to an active role in science and nature classes. Liz will bring her years of experience as a kindergarten teacher to language, music, and art classes. Liz is a New York state certified teacher.
Dan and Mary are very confident that John and Liz have the energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun and adventure that will carry them into a new path for Discovery Schoolhouse while they maintain its unique programs and philosophy.
All teachers will remain at Discovery Schoolhouse:
Mrs. Dawn and Mrs. Pat have been an incredibly valuable part of the Discovery team for 20 years. The students of Dawn and Pat's first classes at Discovery will have now graduated from college!
Mrs. Maria, an energetic and fun loving nature enthusiast, has been teaching at Discovery for 10 years.
Mrs. Joanne, a master's degree teacher with 25 years experience as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, brings her expertise in Mathematics and Reading instruction. She has been with us for 8 years.
Our newest staff member, Miss Maggie, has been with us for 2 years. Her gentle heart and athletic ability make her a favorite with students and parents alike. Claire has an master's degree in Early Childhood Education.
All teachers at Discovery Schoolhouse exceed the qualifications set forth by the Department of Education. Our teachers represent a diversity of ages and bring their own talents in music, theatre, movement and language to the Discovery community.