Meet The Teachers

Our teachers are passionate about providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment where children can explore, learn, and grow. Each of our teachers brings a unique set of skills, experience, and perspective to the classroom, and they work collaboratively to create a dynamic and engaging learning community.

We are committed to fostering the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child in our care. We use research-based practices and innovative teaching strategies to support children's learning and create meaningful learning experiences. Our teachers also value communication and collaboration with families, recognizing the important role that parents and caregivers play in children's growth and development.

As a team, we are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive school culture that celebrates diversity, promotes kindness and respect, and encourages children to explore and discover their passions. We are proud to have such a talented and caring team of educators at our preschool, and we look forward to working together to provide the best possible learning experience for your child.

Marie Moran

Marie is the lead teacher for the 4-day to 5-day program at GAPNS, open to any child who is eligible for kindergarten the following Fall. Marie also teaches the Plus Programs for three- and four-year-olds. She has permanent certification from New York State to teach children from newborn to sixth grade, as well as a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from Marist College. Marie has been teaching at GAPNS since 2008. Prior to that she taught first grade for two-and-a-half years.

Erin Yurchuk

Erin is the lead teacher for our 3-Day, 2-Day and Toddler classes here at GAPNS, creating tailored learning experiences for every child at each stage of development. She has 14 years of teaching experience along with a degree in Education from Villanova University. She is the married mother of three daughters ranging in age from middle school to college.

Tiffany Aillet

Miss Tiffany is the assistant teacher in Miss Marie's room. She is the mom of two amazing children, who both have graduated from GAPNS. Her children have many fond memories of their time at GAPNS, and she is so happy to be part of this amazing school.

Amanda Costescu

Miss Amanda is Miss Erin's assistant teacher in the 3 day AM, 3 day PM, and 2 day AM classes. She is the proud mom of 3 wonderful children, two of whom are GAPNS alumni. Miss Amanda studied Early Childhood Education and enjoys working with children. She especially loves watching them learn through play while enjoying their first experiences in school. Miss Amanda is very happy to continue to be a part of the GAPNS community.

Lindsay Dobish

Lindsay is the lead teacher of the Toddler program at GAPNS. She is also a teaching assistant in the 2 Day AM class. Lindsay graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh and has been a part of the GAPNS family for multiple years. She has two wonderful daughters that graduated from GAPNS, and she is very involved in the Goshen community. Lindsay brings patience and joy to the classroom and is very passionate about helping children grow and learn. Lindsay truly believes that learning through play is the best way.

Brooke Aclin

Miss Brooke, who works with the Toddler class and in other classes when needed, is a GAPNS alumnus and a former GAPNS parent. She graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in Psychology, and is a lifelong Goshen resident with two children in the school district. Miss Brooke loves working with children, and in her spare time is a Girl Scout Leader for her daughter's troop.

I look for what it is that a child has. Each child has something different — for example some are shy and quiet but very artistic. I want to find out what it is and bring it out in them. That way children can learn using the skills they're good at. Because kids are all very different.