Orwell Early Education Program
My name is Brianna Heller. I live in Fair Haven with my husband and my tuxedo cat, Halifax. I am the lead teacher and site director here at the Orwell Early Education Program. I have my Early Education teaching license, as well as a BA in sociology with a focus on families and children. I have been teaching in Preschool classrooms since 2013. I have been with OEEP since it began in 2016. Last year I had the honor of being nominated and selected as one of the top ten of National Early Childhood Educators by the Terry Lynn Lokoff Award. I was further honored by the Lokoff Organization as the 2022 Helene Marks Teacher of the Year. I am so excited for the Program’s 7th year!
My name is Emily Follin. I live in Poultney with my husband Matthew and our two cats, Mercury and Orson Welles. I have a BA in English and five years experience teaching in a preschool classroom. I am the associate teacher at the Orwell Early Education Program. I worked at another Mary Johnson school for six months prior to coming to the Orwell program, where I have been for the past four years. I am always looking to increase my knowledge about child development and education. I am excited to start my fifth year with OEEP!
My name is Helen Adams. I live in Fair Haven with my parents and my dog, Ellie. I began my Early Childhood Education at Castleton University in 2016; after taking a year off I found a job here at the Orwell Early Education Program in 2018. I worked in this program for 2 years before having the opportunity to work at both of Mary Johnson’s other sites for 2 years. I’ve really enjoyed my time working with children and expanding my knowledge of child development. I’m so excited to be back in Orwell for this school year and can't wait to meet you all!