Our Staff

The LLL teachers are the heart of our school and its strongest asset. Many of our teachers have been at LLL for well over 10 years, which speaks volumes to their experience with preschool-aged children and highlights the low staff turnover at LLL Preschool.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -- Maya Angelou

Laine Gordon
Director

Laine is an experienced educator who has taught for more than 15 years.  She earned a B.S. from Ithaca College with a double major in Psychology and Business and a Master of Education from Lesley University.  She has two college aged children and lives in Andover with her Puggle dog named Miles.

Favorite kid's book: No Matter What

Favorite quote: When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.  -Winnie the Pooh

Jacqueline Lachance
Assistant Director
 Lead Teacher

Jacqueline has taught at LLL for 8 years.  She was previously an elementary school teacher in Somerville.  She earned a B.S. from Boston University in Early Childhood Education.  She has three sons.  She and her family live in Andover.  

Favorite kid's book: I Love You So

Favorite quote: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.       -Dr. Seuss

Betty Galluzzo 
Lead Teacher

Betty has worked at LLL for 31 years.  She is a certified Lead Teacher in Massachusetts by the Department of Early Education and Care.  She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.​ She enjoys spending time at the Cape and cooking, especially for her family.

Favorite kid's book: Go Away Big Green Monster

Favorite quote: Let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see.

Cindy Jeffery
Lead Teacher

Cindy has been at LLL for 13 years.  She earned a B.A. from Middlebury College, a J.D. from Villanova University and a Master of Education from Salem State University.  She taught elementary school prior to having her two children, who are now in college.  She lives in Andover with her husband, a dog, a cat, a rabbit and about 50 fish.

Favorite kid's book: Anything by Mo Willems

Favorite quote: Just keep swimming.

Dee Robb
Teacher

Dee has been teaching at LLL for 35 years, following several years of being a parent at the preschool.  She is a certified Teacher in Massachusetts by the Department of Early Education  and Care.  She has 2 children, 5 beautiful grandchildren and a fish named Sushi.

Favorite kid's book: Velveteen Rabbit

Favorite quote: Knock on wood.

Mikaila Southwick
Teacher

Mikaila just began working at LLL this year.  She is a great addition to the LLL teaching team.  She and her daughter both come to preschool together.  She has been a dance instructor for 15 years and she will be teaching dance classes for LLL again after Coronavirus.

Favorite kid's book: The Giving Tree

Favorite quote: A person's a person no matter how small. -Horton hears a who

Loren Tran
Teacher

"We fell in love with LLL Preschool on our first visit when the teachers immediately knelt and spoke to my child with such warmth and caring.  We know we made the right choice!"

Loren has been teaching at LLL for 2 years.  She is a certified Teacher in Massachusetts by the Department of Early Education and Care.  She has three children who go to school in Andover in the elementary, middle and high school.  

Favorite kid's book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Favorite quote: Always surround yourself with people who enhance your own magnificence.

"I love the teachers at LLL because I always feel as if I am leaving my child with loving and caring family members."

Our teachers have been described as warm, kind, caring, and ...

...totally awesome!

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