St Lawrence – Sacred Heart

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My name is Brittany Gauriloff and I am the Director of the Early Childhood Learning Center.  I invite you to come and take a tour of our center, see our programs in action, and meet some of our staff. I am happy to answer any questions you have.  I believe the Early Childhood Learning Center is a special place and that you will think so too!

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My name is Brittany Gauriloff and I am the Director of the Early Childhood Learning Center.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have about our programs. I invite you to come and take a tour of our center, see our programs in action, and meet some of our staff.  I believe the Early Childhood Learning Center is a special place and that you will think so too!

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Brittany Gauriloff

Mrs. Gauriloff holds a BA in Psychology and a Child Development Associate Credential. She began her career as a Mental Health Worker at Four Winds Hospital. She is a lifelong parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac.  At St. John’s she has been a 2nd-grade catechist for the past 11 years, served on the parish council, and created and facilitated the Tiny Tots at Jesus’ House program.

Mrs. Gauriloff was introduced to the ECLC as a parent in 2017 and her heart has been here since.  Her career at St. Lawrence O’Toole began with facilitating the Just the Two of Us program, then at the ECLC as a teacher aide, music teacher, and eventually a head classroom teacher.  Watching the children of St. Lawrence learn and grow is her privilege each and every day! When not at school, she loves reading a good book, traveling, and most importantly spending time with her husband and two sons. Stop by the office for a hello or high-five any time!

Linda Berger

Ms. Linda Berger has been a resident of Brewster and a parish member for over 30 years. She raised her children here who all attended St. Lawrence O’Toole.

 

Ms. Linda’s grandchildren also attended St. Lawrence O’Toole ECLC and are active members of the parish community.

 

In her professional career, Ms. Linda Berger is a retired property manager and has been working in a preschool setting for three years. She enjoys the time spent watching all of the children grow from year to year.

Kim Brewer

Mrs. Brewer is in her third year at St. Lawrence O’Toole ECLC in the Pre-K 3’s program. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College. She lives in Brewster with her husband and her three children who all attended St. Lawrence ECLC.

 

In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling and watching her children play sports. Mrs. Brewer loves helping the children grow into kind friends and independent students.

Patty Cusanelli

Patty Cusanelli has worked in the childcare field for more than eighteen years.  She and her husband have raised two daughters here in Brewster.  She has been very involved in the community coaching multiple teams in multiple sports.  Ms. Patty currently sits on the board of Brewster’s youth lacrosse league.  She graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Melanie D'Addario

Ms. D’Addario holds a Master’s Degree in STEM Education, kindergarten through 12th grade, and a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Childhood Education, birth-6th grade.

 

She graduated Summa cum Laude from SUNY New Paltz and is a New York State Certified Teacher.

 

Prior to joining the ECLC team in September 2023, she taught pre-kindergarten for six years, third grade for three years, and fourth grade for one year. She also mentored other teachers and was a key speaker at Professional Development Conferences, speaking on student engagement and teaching techniques.

 

When not working, she enjoys playing board games, completing puzzles, going to the beach, exploring nature, and traveling with her family.

Alaina DeVito

Ms. DeVito started her career as a teacher’s assistant at Valley Day Care, then in a first-grade classroom at Lakeview Elementary School, and Kids Kottage Preschool. 

She holds a certificate in Child Development and Education.  Ms. DeVito’s favorite part of Pre-K is watching the growth of each child, leading to their understanding of the lessons being taught. When not in school you can find Ms. DeVito spending time with her family, or going on a long walk in nature.

Carole Feehan

Mrs. Feehan has been with St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center for 14 years, since the school’s opening in 2009. She has worked in both the Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 programs.

 

Mrs. Feehan holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University where she majored in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Education. 

 

She is a parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole and has been involved in the parish/school for close to 30 years. She resides in Brewster with her husband and has 4 children. She loves working with 3 and 4-year-old children because you can witness so much growth in one year. Her special talents include constructing creative bulletin boards and turning little handprints into works of art.

Carol Fisher

Sra. Fisher teaches Spanish here at the ECLC and assists wherever needed. She received her degree from SUNY New Paltz and taught in the Carmel school district for 35 years.  Sra. Fisher has taught Spanish at St. Lawrence for 11 years and when she is here with the children on jueves (Thursday) it is her favorite day of the week!

Brenda Gillespie

Mrs. Gillespie is a New York State-certified teacher with a Masters degree in elementary education. She has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She has focused her career on early childhood education working with 3 and 4-year-olds in both private and public preschools.

She cherishes teaching preschool-age children because she finds it very fulfilling to teach them a love of learning. Her main goal is to make learning fun through meaningful and interesting activities where they are curious for more knowledge.

She lives in Holmes, is married, has two college-aged children, and has two very sweet dogs. In her spare time, she volunteers for local food pantries and the American Cancer Society.  She also trains horses and goes horseback riding with her husband. If there’s any quiet time left, she plays piano.

She believes there is nothing more passionate than teaching. Each child has great potential and she respects all their unique personalities. She looks forward to seeing each child grow!

Maria Morelli

Ms. Maria is a teachers aide, morning care, and lunch bunch teacher at the Early Childhood Learning Center since 2018. Ms. Maria is a parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole, a babysitter, and a mentor to her many cousins and younger siblings.

Ms. Maria enjoys doing many different crafts with the children, hearing their ideas and loves seeing how they express their imaginations!

Janice Nastasi

Mrs. Nastasi was a teacher for 28  years before coming out of retirement to join our staff as a Pre-K 4 teacher in September of 2012. Mrs. Nastasi taught Kindergarten for 14 years, First Grade for 7 years and Reading for 7 years at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster. She also taught 5 th and 6 th Grade Science for 2 years here at St. Lawrence and taught 4 years of Math in various Middle Schools in Texas, Carmel and Pleasantville. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Connecticut State College and received her Masters in Education from Cambridge College.

Lorena Oktrova

Lorena Oktrova has lived in NY for 14 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Tirana.  Ms. Lori has always worked with children in various ways, such as babysitting, as well as several internships in daycare centers.  She absolutely loves working with children and it has always been a passion of hers.  Ms. Lori has been at the ECLC for over four years and is excited about working with your child.  Ms. Lori is married and has a wonderful child.  When not at school Ms. Lori loves to be outdoors, hiking, swimming, and playing sports.  She also enjoys music, reading, cooking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

Danielle Salvo

Mrs. Salvo has been with ECLC since 2017. She has been a practicing Catholic her entire life, attending Catholic school for both elementary and high school. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Fordham University.

She has been married for over 20 years and has raised two boys who have gone through the Brewster schools and now go to Penn State.

Before having children, Mrs. Salvo worked in various Human Resources and Compensation roles over the years both in corporate and in higher education. When asked to join ECLC in 2017, it was a great way for her to get back into the workforce.

Mrs. Salvo loves working at ECLC and seeing all the children and families come through our doors each year. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, reading, and just spending quiet nights at home.

Clara Segretti

Mrs. Clara Segretti has worked at the ECLC for six years. She has volunteered as a catechist for over 20 years teaching various grades and helping with the Family Program at St. Lawrence O’Toole. 

 

Mrs. Clara began her career as a bank supervisor and auditor.  She decided to leave banking to become a stay-at-home mom.  She loves working with children which has always been a passion for her. When Mrs. Clara isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family. She loves the beach, gardening, and traveling with her husband in their RV.

Robin Tedeschi

Ms. Robin is the art teacher at the Early Childhood Learning Center, office assistant, and substitute when needed. Ms. Robin holds a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Cortland. She taught the three-year-olds at Sunshine Preschool for six years and was the director and four-year-old teacher at Brewster Co-op for fifteen years. This is Ms. Robin’s second year at the ECLC and she loves teaching the children!

Ms. Robin is married and raised her two children here in Brewster. Both of her children have married and have two of their own children, making Ms. Robin a very proud grandmother!

Ms. Robin loves gardening, cooking, exercising, and music and she can not wait to work with your children!

Nancy Tucker

Nancy Tucker holds a BA in English from Marist College. Prior to having her children, Nancy was the Children’s Services Director at Mahopac Library.

She has a long history with St. Lawrence O’Toole School as her children spent PreK through Eighth Grade here. After her youngest entered 9th grade at Kennedy Catholic Nancy decided to reenter the workforce. Combining her love of books and children she became Mrs. Nastasi’s aide in PreK 4. They have been the dynamic duo for 10 years and counting. Nancy also oversees the children’s art exhibits
and book collections in the school library. She can also be found at her other job at Dover Plains Library where she is also surrounded by books and children! Her free time is spent with her family, especially her grandson Ryan Thomas.

Mrs. Tucker loves it when former students come back to visit and share their memories of PreK 4 and also their new experiences in the “big kids” school!

Sacred Heart

414 Haviland Dr, Patterson, NY

Holy Week

Holy Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, March 29
6:00 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 30
8:00 pm Mass

Easter Sunday, March 31
10:30 am Mass

Regular Schedule


Sunday

10:30 am Mass

Monday-Friday
9:00 am Rosary

Monday
6:30 pm Rosary via Zoom

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-4832

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, March 29
12:00 pm Stations of the Cross
3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:30 pm Way of the Cross, Spanish Procession

Confessions: 9:00 am to 12 noon.

Holy Saturday, March 30

1:00 pm Blessing of the Easter Food
8:00 pm Easter Vigil
Confessions: 9:00 am to 12 noon

Easter Sunday, March 31
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am Mass
12:30 pm Mass en Español

Regular Schedule

Saturday
5 pm Mass
7:30 pm Mass en Español

Sunday
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am Mass
12:30 pm Mass en Español
5:30 pm Mass 

Monday-Friday
8:30 am Daily Mass

First Friday
7 pm Mass, Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Exposition

Monday – Friday
7:45 am Rosary

 

Monday
6:30 pm Rosary via Zoom

 

Saturday
8:30 am Rosary

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-2021

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9:30 am Sunday & Holy Day Masses plus Seasons of Praise, check calendar for dates & times

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Confession

Monday
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

 

Friday
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Divine Mercy Chapel
Perpetual Adoration

 

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-2021