Mary Dumont, Director
Mary has served as Director of The Giving Tree Preschool since 2000. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, she graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981 with a BA in mechanical engineering. She then worked for Penelec (Pennsylvania Electric, Co.) in Warren, PA for eight years before moving to Chesterfield in 1989 with her husband, Brian.
Theresa Poe, 2's Co-Teacher
Ms. Theresa has taught at The Giving Tree Preschool since 2016. Formerly the 3's Class teacher, she will share the 2's Class with Ms. Mary.
Mary Dumont, 2's Co-Teacher
Ms. Mary led the 2's Class during the 2021-2022 school year. This year, she will share teaching duties with Ms. Theresa.
Sasha Boiteau, 3's Teacher
Ms. Sasha is new to The Giving Tree Preschool!
Ruth Muniz, 2's & 3's Assistant Teacher
Ms. Ruth has taught at The Giving Tree Preschool since 2018. She has over thirty years' experience nurturing and teaching preschool-age children. She joined The Giving Tree after retiring from a local child development center.
Margaret Poe, 4's Teacher
Mrs. Poe has taught at The Giving Tree Preschool since 1999. She attended Virginia Tech and earned a BA in Elementary Education. She has previously taught kindergarten in public and private schools. She and her husband Steve have five children and two grandchildren--all have attended The Giving Tree. She loves working with preschoolers and helping them develop a love of learning.
Debra Deavers, 4's Assistant Teacher
Ms. Deavers began teaching at The Giving Tree Preschool in 2021. She brings over twenty-five years of experience as a teacher assistant, and is a loving and caring addition to our staff.