Meet Our Staff!
My name is Katrina Lay and I am so excited to be the director of Jack and Jill Pre-School! I have a Bachelor of Human Services degree with a concertation in Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention. I have been involved with this school since 2013 when my youngest son attended. I have worked in various early childhood setting since 2001. When I found Jack and Jill it felt like home. I am committed to providing your child and family with a loving and developmentally sound preschool experience alongside the amazing and creative teachers. We know that the most important work in childhood is play and we strive to create and maintain this environment at Jack and Jill. I am also the mom of 4 amazing children 2 boys and 2 girls and I love going to the beach, reading and baking in my spare time.
Pre-K 2 Teacher
My name is Brenda Daday and I have been teaching in various preschool settings for over 18 years! I have teaching degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education. I started working at Jack and Jill in 2009. Both of my sons attended preschool here. My passion is individualized learning experiences so that all children can access curriculum and truly enjoy their time at school. When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two sons. Our favorite activities are taking our dogs hiking, vacationing in New Hampshire and going out for ice cream!
Mixed Age Teacher
My name is Julie Haynes and I have been teaching at Jack and Jill since 2008, although my first involvement started in 1998 when I enrolled my daughter for preschool. My 3 children all came through Jack and Jill and loved their time learning through play! I have enjoyed teaching and working along some wonderful teachers. Jack and Jill Pre-school has great sense of community and has become my home away from home!! Thank you for entrusting us with your little ones!
Mixed Age Assistant Teacher
My name is Katy Fyrberg, and I have been an active member of the Jack and Jill community since my oldest daughter started in the Mixed Ages class in 2019. I leapt at the chance to become the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors in 2020, and have now taken on the best role of all as Assistant Teacher in the Mixed Ages class. I am also the owner of Family Tree Yoga based in Attleboro, and have been teaching movement and mindfulness to adults and in preschool settings since 2013. I believe in the importance of fostering meaningful connections as children navigate social emotional learning, and I am dedicated to helping children develop an appreciation for all their bodies and minds are capable of. In my spare time I enjoy spontaneous adventuring, yoga, reading, kitchen dance parties, and general tomfoolery with my husband, two daughters and two rescued pups.
Enrichment & 3's Teacher
My name is Christina Renoni, and I’ve been a member of the Jack and Jill family since 2016 when my son started attending school here, and I joined the teaching staff a few months later. The love and compassion is what drew me in, and continues to be what keeps me here. I have an MA in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, where I focused my studies and internships working with children, as it has been a lifelong passion. I continue to use music, movement, art, drama, literature, and play on a daily basis! What better way to communicate and teach! I feel so fortunate to be able to work with the children and families at Jack and Jill, I want to thank the families for trusting me with the support and education of their littlest loves.
Enrichment & 3's Assistant Teacher
My name is Ashlee Taylor and I have been teaching preschool since 2014. I can’t imagine a more fulfilling and fun job! I love seeing children’s faces light up when they learn new things, and I’m so grateful to be a part of that. In my free time I love to spend time with my husband and our two kids. We love traveling and road trips, and I’m always planning our next adventure!