Meet our Preschool Teachers

Blue Room — Sue Treworgy/ Leads: Bev­er­ly Picarel­lo and Christi­na Sci­uc­co
Sue, a Burling­ton native, grad­u­at­ed with a BA in Edu­ca­tion from Mount Saint Mary Col­lege and a Mas­ters in Read­ing from North­east­ern Uni­ver­si­ty. She obtained her Lead Teacher Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion through EEC. Sue has been with Mount Hope since 1989. She taught 1st Grade for five years, then 2nd for one year, before becom­ing a preschool teacher. She has been the Preschool Direc­tor at Mount Hope since 1991. Sue is pas­sion­ate about teach­ing her stu­dents that they are spe­cial; God made them and loves them. She enjoys watch­ing her stu­dents engage in learn­ing through pup­pets, and sto­ries.










Blue Room — Bev­er­ly Picarel­lo

Bev start­ed at MHCS as a vol­un­teer and then pre-school assis­tant in 1992 with Mrs. Tre­wor­gy. She got her EEC cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from Mid­dle­sex Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege and have been co-teach­ing in the blue room for 5 years. “I have always loved work­ing with preschool­ers and watch­ing their excite­ment when they come into class.   I like to see their trans­for­ma­tion from tod­dlers to preschool­ers just lov­ing to learn new things every­day in school.  I get so excit­ed when they real­ize they learned some­thing new and tell their par­ents about it.”  Bev’s favorite part of work­ing is to be able to be in a Chris­tian School envi­ron­ment. She loves to watch them grow spir­i­tu­al­ly, emo­tion­al­ly, and men­tal­ly.  “I love that I can do devo­tions every­day with them (on their lev­el), pray with them when Mom­my or Dad­dy aren’t feel­ing well and to say a bless­ing before our meal time in school.”  Bev has been mar­ried for 43 years, she has 4 chil­dren and 9 grand­chil­dren. In her leisure time she enjoys help­ing peo­ple wherever there is a need, boat­ing, snow ski­ing and vaca­tion­ing any­where with her fam­i­ly. “I feel blessed to be able to be at Mount Hope. It isn’t just a school it is a fam­i­ly where we all have the same goal.”







Blue Room — Christi­na Sci­uc­co

In May, Christi­na received her Bach­e­lors degree from Mer­ri­mack Col­lege in Ear­ly Child­hood Edu­ca­tion. She is now going for her Mas­ters degree in Edu­ca­tion at Cam­bridge Col­lege. Christi­na has a lot of expe­ri­ence in both preschool and kinder­garten class­rooms. Before com­ing to Mount Hope she worked in a pub­lic school in a class­room with young chil­dren who have spe­cial needs. Christina’s favorite thing about teach­ing is when a stu­dent has an “ah-ha!” moment and under­stands a top­ic that was giv­ing them trou­ble. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her friends and fam­i­ly.












Yel­low Room — Karen Sul­li­van 

Karen attend­ed Bunker­hill Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege and Mid­dle­sex Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege. She received her Lead Teacher Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion with the EEC and has been a lead Preschool teacher at Mount Hope since 2004. Karen loves cir­cle time and teach­ing the chil­dren Bible sto­ries. She enjoys walk­ing and spend­ing time with her hus­band and three daugh­ters. Karen and her hus­band are active mem­bers at Mount Hope Chris­tian Cen­ter. They love to be a part of both the school and the church com­mu­ni­ty.











Pink Room — Joan­ne Kriger
Joan­ne grad­u­at­ed with an Ear­ly Child­hood Edu­ca­tion Asso­ciate Degree from Dean Jr. Col­lege, a Bach­e­lors in Social Work from Whee­lock Col­lege and  Mas­ters of Sci­ence in Admin­is­tra­tion from Boston Uni­ver­si­ty.  She then received her EEC Lead Teacher Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.  She has worked at Mount Hope for 12 years: the first 8 as an assis­tant and the last 4 as a co-teacher in the blue room.  Joan­ne loves work­ing with the younger preschool­ers as she believes that this age is so impor­tant for them to be able to form trust and bond­ing with teach­ers and peers.  “Chil­dren who feel safe in their envi­ron­ment, will flour­ish and be ready for their next step.”  Joan­ne lives in Burling­ton with her hus­band and three chil­dren.











Pur­ple Room — Lee Pariseau
Lee orig­i­nal­ly came to Mount Hope as a par­ent and loved the way Mount Hope made learn­ing fun in a nur­tur­ing envi­ron­ment.  Lee received her lead teacher cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in 2016 and after being an assis­tant teacher at Mount Hope for 12 years is excit­ed to step into the lead role.  She has suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed sev­er­al cours­es on teach­ing and assess­ing alpha­bet knowl­edge, phono­log­i­cal aware­ness, phon­ic and flu­en­cy, read­ing with TLC sem­i­nars, and Live­ly Let­ters train­ing.  Her favorite part about teach­ing is to see her student’s pro­gress and sense of self accom­plish­ments through­out the year.  Lee lives in Woburn with her hus­band and two chil­dren who both attend­ed Mount Hope.











Green Room — Avis McClay
Avis grad­u­at­ed from Spring­field Tech­ni­cal Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege with a degree in nurs­ing. She first came to Mount Hope when her old­est daugh­ter entered Kinder­garten. At that time Avis vol­un­teered in the class­room and was involved in the PTO. In 1994 she became an assis­tant teacher. She received her EEC teach­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and began as a lead preschool teacher in 2006. Avis loves to teach to each child’s abil­i­ty and enjoys the a-ha moments when a child applies what they have learned to solve a prob­lem or devel­ops a new skill. In her spare time she enjoys cre­ative projects. Avis has been mar­ried for over 35 years, has two daugh­ters and two grand­chil­dren.











Orange Room — Mari­na Minasian
Pri­or to Mari­na com­ing to Mount Hope she worked in podi­atric bio­me­chan­ics spe­cial­iz­ing in cus­tom fit orthotics after receiv­ing a BS in pre-med from North­east­ern Uni­ver­si­ty. She received her teach­ing cer­tifi­cate from EEC and has taught at Mount Hope since 2004. Mari­na is also the super­in­ten­dent of Arme­ni­an School at St. James Church in Water­town. She is pas­sion­ate about tying spir­i­tu­al skills with cog­ni­tive skills and enjoys teach­ing sci­ence, lit­er­a­ture and music. Mari­na enjoys being out­doors, play­ing piano, read­ing, trav­el­ing, cook­ing, and spend­ing time with her hus­band and their three chil­dren, all of whom attend­ed Mount Hope Chris­tian School.











Red Room — Can­dy Ken­ton
Pri­or to com­ing to Mount Hope, Can­dy worked in a law firm after receiv­ing an Asso­ciates Degree from Aquinas Col­lege. Lat­er she attend­ed Mid­dle­sex Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege and obtained her Lead Teacher Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Can­dy has taught at Mount Hope since 2004 and is pas­sion­ate about teach­ing her stu­dents any­thing and every­thing. She loves to see their enthu­si­asm when they relate what they learn to the world around them! Can­dy lives in Woburn with her hus­band and their three chil­dren, two of whom attend­ed Mount Hope. In the sum­mer you can find her at the beach and tak­ing walks with her dog.