GD is thrilled to welcome four new staff members to our family!
Please welcome Ms. Wooten and Ms. Costantine to the Special Education Department, Ms. LeClair as a long-term substitute for third grade, and Ms. Niro as an AIS teacher! Read a little about them below👇
“My name is Emily Wooten, and I am a special education teacher at GD. I received my dual teaching certification in Childhood Education and Special Education from Russell Sage College. I also have a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from UAlbany. Before coming to GD, I provided math support services to students in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Niskayuna School District and was a fourth grade teacher in Saratoga Springs. I am passionate about meeting the needs of my students and am thrilled to be here at GD!”
“My name is Shawna LeClair. I am so excited to start here at Gardner-Dickinson. I grew up locally in Guilderland, NY. I graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2021 with a degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. Since graduating, I have worked as a preschool teacher and several long-term substitute positions.”
“My name is Lacey Costantine, I am originally from Utica NY, and I have a bachelor’s in art and design education K-12 from Pratt Institute. I am currently at Russell Sage getting my Masters in Literacy and Special Education. I have just started my position at GD working in the Special Education department. I am really excited to be a part of the GD family and look forward to meeting everyone.”
“My name is Emily Niro and I am so excited to be at Gardner-Dickinson! I graduated from Siena College in 2021 and then went on to further my education at SUNY Albany completing a Masters degree in Literacy. Since I graduated, I have worked as a kindergarten teacher. I look forward to being at GD and cannot wait to get to know all of the students and families!”