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Ashley Crosby

Teaching Associate, Preschool

Ashley Crosby has been working at Voyagers’ Community School for the last three years. She joined us as a Teacher Apprentice from Brookdale Community College, where she continues to pursue her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. At Voyagers’ Ashley assists in the Lower School classrooms and wherever else she may be needed. When not working with children Ashley enjoys spending time with animals and pursuing her hobby of decorating cakes. In the future, Ashley will complete her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.

"Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths, and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture" -Loris Malaguzzi

Emma Nuneviller

Teaching Associate, Preschool

Emma has always had a passion for helping students to see their full potential by learning in ways that works best for them. Her alma mater, Lasell College, helped to nurture this passion through many teaching experiences in public, private, and charter schools. While at Lasell, Emma was hand selected to teach on the island of Antigua. While there she was fully emerged into the culture, and curriculums of the island. She also was able to do professional development and educate the teachers on the island about the Universal Design for Learning, which is a set of guidelines that helps teachers plan lessons that incorporate the learning types of all the students in the class. It was a truly memorable experience that taught Emma that alternative schools is where she felt that she could make the biggest impact on the children and they could on her as well.

She graduated with a BA in Curriculum and Instruction from Lasell College in May of 2015 and joined Voyagers' in September of that year. Just as Voyagers' was learning to use their new facility, she was learning about the philosophy of the school alongside its students and other faculty members. She has attended the Progressive Educators Network conference in New York, the Association of Constructivist Teaching conference at Kean College, and went through intensive training to become a certified tutor in the practices of Lindamood-Bell. Through these many experiences of professional development, and the everyday experiences that Voyagers' provides for her, she has grown to better understand the Reggio Emilia and Progressive philosophies of the Preschool/Toddler program. Emma is excited to experience another school year, create memories, and continue to learn with her Voyagers' family!

"Great things never come from comfort zones” -Anonymous

My son struggled in private schools whose sole objective was to force children who learn differently to learn the way our public schools want to teach them. They’ve missed the point entirely which is to help children learn and grow into well-rounded members of a community in a way that capitalizes on their skills. The turn-around for my son is nothing short of miraculous. At Voyagers he loves going to school, has entered honors classes and enjoys his role in a community of teachers and students who help and support each other. Voyagers Community Schools teaching methods allow children to learn, mature and excel in a safe environment. When children enjoy learning they learn more. Simply put.

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