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

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Laine Gordon
Director
Laine Gordon, Director

Laine is an experienced educator who has taught for 20 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

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

...totally awesome!

"I have always believed that everything happens for a reason.  If it wasn't for Covid, our original preschool would have never closed and we never would have found LLL.  I believe my son was supposed to end up at LLL and I am so grateful he did."

Jacqueline Lachance
Assistant Director
 Lead Teacher
Jacqueline Lachance, Assistant Director, Lead Teacher

Jacqueline has taught at LLL for 10 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 and a dog named Rookie.  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 Galluzzo, Lead Teacher

Betty has worked at LLL for 33 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 Jeffery, Lead Teacher

Cindy has been at LLL for 14 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.

"Preschool is more than just learning letters and numbers, singing songs and playing games.  Preschool sets the stage for a love of learning and school.  It shows kids that they can feel loved and connected to other kids and adults outside of their family.  You all set my son on an amazing path.  LLL was his first school experience and I know because he loved it so much and felt so comfortable, it will make it easy for him to attend school next year."

Loren Tran
Teacher
Loren Tran, Teacher

Loren has been teaching at LLL for 4 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.  

Favorite kid's book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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

Mikaila Southwick
Teacher
Mikaila Bourgeois Southwick, Assistant Teacher

Mikaila has been working at LLL for 2 years.  She is a great addition to the LLL teaching team.  She has a daughter who came to LLL and is now in elementary school...we will miss seeing her smiling face every day! Mikaila has been a dance instructor for 16 years and she will be teaching dance classes for LLL.

Favorite kid's book: The Giving Tree

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

Dee Robb
Teacher
Cathy Jurgen
Lead Teacher

Dee has been teaching at LLL for 36 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.

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

"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!"

"I don't feel I can adequately put into words how appreciative I am for all of you at LLL but I wanted to at least try...thank you for loving my baby."

Cathy has over 30 years of educational experience, 18 years were in Early Intervention as a classroom teacher and a Developmental Specialist.  She is joining LLL this year and we are very excited and fortunate to have her.  She earned a B.S. from Salem State University in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Sociology.  She lives in Tewksbury with her husband and two sons.

Favorite kid's book: Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Favorite quote: You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.  -Winnie the Pooh

"It is always nerve wracking to send your child someplace out of your watchful eye.  It is expecially nerve wracking when you find out your child has extra needs and cannot adequately communicate with you what goes on at school every day.  Despite this, I always felt comfortable sending my son to LLL.  I felt like you all genuinely cared about and appreciated him for the kid he is.  I never worried if he was being taken care of, loved and protected because I knew you all were ensuring that he was."