Our Staff

Averee May

I received my BS at the State University of New York at Cortland in Speech- Language Pathology and my MA at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in Speech-Language Pathology. Working with the preschool population brings joy and laughter into my life and allows me to greatly shape the minds of each of the children. Plus they are funny, cute, and always keep me on my toes! In my free time I enjoy exploring Vermont, hiking, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts, while enjoying the company of my two cats.

Caitlin Lazo

Caitlin has been a part of the MAUSD Early Education team since 2015.  She received a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Vermont and has been working with children and families for 10 years. She values children's sense of adventure and eagerness to explore the world around them and reflects this in her own life through enjoying traveling, hiking, skiing and canoeing. 

Jenn Gernander

Jenn has been teaching in the MAUSD Early Education classroom for 8 years and has been working in early education for over 20 years. She has a teaching license with an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education. Jenn has an amazing husband, three  children, and a yellow labrador retriever. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, exploring the outdoors, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family when she is not learning and playing with preschoolers. Her favorite thing about preschoolers is their ability to bring laughter and humor into each day.   

Mariah Malloy

Mariah Malloy has been a part of the Early Education Program for two years. She has an associates degree in child development and is working toward her teaching license. She loves working with children and learning new things everyday. In her free time she plays with her dog Maisy and her cat Sassy. She also loves to be outside and do seasonal activities with her family.