Teacher Profiles

Click on a class below to read about the teachers.

Pre-K
Stacie Brittan has an Elementary Education Degree from Ottowa University. She has been at First Impressions Preschool since 1995 where she has taught both Kindergarten and First Grade. She currently challenges our 4 and 5 year olds to be the best they can be! She loves being a teacher, and watching the amazing changes in our students from the beginning to the end of the school year, and says,” It’s such a rewarding job!” Many former students come to visit and thank her for giving them such a wonderful start. Stacie has a six year old son who grew up at First Impressions. She loves being a Mom, going on nature walks and spending time with family.
Threes
Jackie Roberts has been a teacher at First Impressions for the past 10 years and LOVES working with the threes because” they have such great imaginations!” Co-workers refer to her as “Martha Stuart” because she has an amazing creativity which she passes on to her students. Her favorite part of teaching is the rewarding feeling she gets when former students come back to visit. Jackie has an 18 year old daughter and an 11 year old son who both attended First Impressions. She enjoys being a Mom, BBQs, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Twos
Carol is one of our newest family members and is currently pursuing a Child Development Associates degree. She loves working with the twos and watching their curiosity and unending energy. She always has fun and interesting activities going on in the classroom and looks forward to many more years at First Impressions!
Ones
Miranda has been at First Impressions for 7 years and has found her ideal placement with our Cuddlebug toddlers. She is a very nurturing teacher and always makes time for hugs and extra love. Parents enjoy her daily reports and anecdotes, and are made to feel part of their child’s day. She brings with her creativity and a love of children. She is the mother of 2 beautiful girls, and when she is not at work she spends quality time with them.
Infants
Etienne Venegas is another new member of our family, and loves being with our infants. She is pursuing her Child Development Associates degree, and looks forward to a long career in Early Childhood Education. Etienne is bilingual and enjoys speaking both English and Spanish to our little ones. We welcome Etienne, and are happy to have her at First Impressions.
Admin
Alice Deitch has been at First Impressions since 2001 and has worked in just about every classroom at one time or another. She has a CDA in Child Development and Administration and works fulltime in the office, but you will often see her helping out in our classrooms. Alice enjoys spending time with her family, and most especially her grandson. She also enjoys shopping, reading and watching General Hospital.
Director
Sandi Brighella has been at First Impressions since 2001and in the Early Childhood Education field for over 25 years. She attended Moorpark College in California, where she also taught her first pre-k class many moons ago. Sandi is the first person you see when you tour, and the last person you see at the end of the day. She remembers every child that has gone through our program, and has an uncanny ability to even recall names and parent’s names. She is truly a GEM! In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, gardening and spending time with her 2 grandchildren.