Our Staff

The Staff of BCNS work together to create a wonderful & caring environment for each child.

Donna Smith is our Director and Head Teacher for both classes. After volunteering in the classroom for 2 years, she began working at BCNS in 2000. She worked as the Assistant Teacher for several years before taking on the Head Teacher position, followed by the Director role. Donna has over 25 years of experience as a preschool teacher. Donna has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and keeps in close contact with the Public School in New Hartford in order to help the program best prepare the children for kindergarten. She is a wonderfully creative person and uses these talents with the children. Donna resides in New Hartford with her family.

Susan Truss is our Assistant Teacher for both classes. She began working at BCNS in 2019, while her youngest son was enrolled. Susan has her Bachelor's Degree from Charter Oak State College in Child Study, Head Teacher Certificate, & has over 12 years experience as a preschool teacher.  She is a very loving, caring person who greatly enjoys the children and dedicates her time at BCNS in helping the children to grow in their learning.  Susan resides in West Hartland with her family. 

Brandy Newman, Rachel Ramsey, & Diana Steinmann are our current substitute teachers for both classes.  

Our teachers are certified in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid. Our staff also stays current on certifications when there are children requiring an Epipen or Asthma medications.  Our staff continues to expand their education by participating in continuing education classes.