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About Our Teachers

The Apple Blossom School and Family Center was founded in Wilton, Connecticut in the Spring of 2004 by Jessica Khoshabo, Erika Loker, and Marcia Marquis with the help of an enthusiastic and supportive parent body. We opened the doors of our temporary home in the Gilbert & Bennet School Building in Fall 2004. By Spring of 2005 we finished renovations and moved to our home of 16 years at 440 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut. After being a developing member of WECAN, Apple Blossom School was awarded full member status in December 2015. In the summer of 2021 we made the move to our current home right down the road at 426 Danbury Road, with the vision of expanding our offerings and our ability to support families.

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Mary Preble

Assistant teacher for the Nursery Class

Mary has always enjoyed being around and working with children. She has a B.S. in plant science from University of Maryland. Mary first discovered Waldorf education while learning about biodynamic agriculture, Rudolph Steiner’s holistic approach to farming.


Allison Reznik

Lead teacher for Five Day Kindergarten (Sunflower Class)

Allison has a passion for the protection of the early childhood years and has been working with children for as long as she can remember. She received her MS in Early Childhood Special Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City.


Meg Roche

Assistant teacher for the Nursery Class

Megan has worked with children for over twenty years. She moved back to Connecticut three years ago from Manhattan, where she was the Director of a children's center. She worked alongside a child psychologist developing programs that align with the Waldorf philosophy and emphasize learning through play.


Sunys Rodriguez

Teacher for the Extended Care Program


Stephanie Gessow

Assistant teacher for the Kindergarten class

Stephanie has always been dedicated to nurturing children's inner wisdom and creativity. For over a decade she has taught private at-home art lessons to kids of all ages, with a focus on helping children tap into their imaginations through nature and mindfulness.


Dasha Bukovska

Lead teacher for the Nursery Program (Daisy Class)

In 2019, Dasha started her Waldorf Early Childhood teacher training at Sophia's Hearth in Keene, NH, from which she will graduate this summer. Studying Waldorf education and also learning about Dr. Emmi Pikler's approach to childcare has been deeply meaningful and fulfilling for Dasha. Her ultimate joy comes from bringing these approaches to the children in her class.


Betsy Priest

Assistant teacher for the Nursery Class and Lead teacher for both, Pillars of Parenting and Parent and Child classes

Betsy joined Apple Blossom School (fall 2017), shortly after she and her family moved from San Rafael, CA to Southport, CT. Betsy was the Handwork Teacher at the Novato Charter School, a Waldorf Methods public school, for over 12 years.


Jessica Khoshabo

Lead teacher for Five Day Kindergarten (Morning Bell Class)

Jessica is a trained Waldorf early childhood teacher and mother of two children. She is a founding teacher of the Apple Blossom School and Family Center and has been, teaching parents and children since 2003.


Rosa Rodriguez

Teacher for the Extended Care Program and assistant teacher for the Kindergarten Program (Morning Bell Class)

Rosa is passionate about working with children. She studied Psychopedagogy with a focus on special education at Colegio Universitario De Psicopedagogia in Venezuela.


Donna Mayo

Lead teacher for both, Pillars of Parenting and Parent and Child classes

Donna has taught Waldorf early childhood education since 2005. She attended Sunbridge College and received a Waldorf Elementary Certification in 2002 and Waldorf Early Childhood completion certificates.

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