Our Teachers

We are honored to have experienced, energetic, creative and caring teachers!


Lee Ann Delaney

Lee Ann is Trinity Nursery School’s director and teaches in both the three and the four-year-old classes, as well as the Adventure Camp. She attended Northwestern Connecticut Community College for Early Childhood Education and Business and is also an artist and professional musician. She has taught guitar lessons throughout the years. She worked in the offices of Bartlett Tree Experts and White and Katzman Property Management. Lee Ann has collaborated with a variety of early childhood educators to integrate music and movement into their programs (The United Way, Greater Hartford YWCA, Connecticut Parents as Teachers, Torrington and Winsted schools, as well as private family day care centers). She energizes each day with music, rhythm and movement; creates “teachable moments” in language, writing, social studies, math, science, art, dramatic play and physical education. Lee Ann has been teaching at TNS since 2000.


Mary Doran

Mary is a teacher in our 3-year-old classes. She holds a bachelor’s degree of science in Elementary Education, with a minor in Special Education from Shippensburg State College in Pennsylvania. Mary has more than 35 years of teaching experience and has been with TNS for more than a decade. She has taught, directed and created curriculum for several preschool programs, including St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Har-Bur Nursery School, First Lutheran Co-Op Nursery School, and Worthington School for the Young. She has served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Farmington Valley ARC, and currently serves on the Board of The Farmington Valley ARC Thrift Shop. Mary has two grown sons and lives with her husband in Canton.


Katy Gentile

Katy teaches our 4-year-old classes and our Summer Adventure Camp. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Pace University in White Plains, N.Y. Katy taught for 15 years at Horace Mann Lower School, a private school in Riverdale, N.Y. While there, she spent nine years teaching kindergarten, four years teaching second grade, one year teaching first grade and one year teaching a remedial reading program. As the newest member of our teaching staff, Katy is very excited to be teaching where her younger daughter previously attended.


Judy Sharp

Judy teaches our 3-year-old classes. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Connecticut, and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the Educational Center for Human Development. Judy has more than 30 years of preschool educational experience, and was an adjunct faculty member in Northwestern Connecticut Community College. She is published in Who’s Who in America’s Teachers, fifth edition.