The Children's School Faculty & Staff

Jennifer Conheeny Jennifer Conheeny - Owner & Director Mrs. Conheeny holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education as well as a Master's in Education. She also completed a program to become National Board Certified in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Conheeny came to own The Children's School after enrolling her own children at the school. All three of Ms. Conheeny's children have completed the three year Montessori program at The Children's School. In addition to her dedication to TCS, she is a teacher in the Newport Public School System.
Doreen Lepage - Educational Coordinator Mrs. Le Page has a Master in Arts from Salve Regina University and Bachelor of Art Degree from Roger Williams University in Developmental Psychology as well as Early Childhood Education. She holds a Rhode Island teacher certification in both Early and Elementary education. She has also earned numerous certifications in the field of Child Development including certification in RI early learning standards. Ms Doreen has extensive experience in leadership and management in early childhood settings and the development of the young child. With more than 30 years of experience, her knowledge of children and their development is all embracing. She is the mother of two adult daughters.
Melissa DiCicco - Lead Montessori Educator Ms. DiCicco has Masters of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education and has received her training in Montessori from the Center for Montessori Education in White Plains, NY. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Italian. Melissa has been immersed in Montessori education in a variety of roles since 2008. She has been a teacher in both toddler and preschool rooms as well as co owner of a small Montessori school. Ms. Melissa embraces the Montessori Method and is an example of how teachers help children meet with success.