Miss Nancy continues to pour her heart into the day to day needs of the school. As the Owner and Founder of Precious Beginnings, she brings her 25+ years of teaching and her degree in Early Childhood to the growing program. Her responsibilities encompass all aspects of the operation of a successful school, including staffing, overseeing curriculum, and caring for the needs of the families. She works side by side with her husband, Mr. Rick. They have two adult children, Pete & Hannah, and a grandson - Lucien. She shares a love of Kayaking with Mr. Rick and also enjoys boxing 3 days a week.
Mr. Rick’s business strength and hard working commitment to all things PB bring great results to all he does for the school. As Business Manager and co-owner, he handles the property, the billing and all of the financial responsibilities of the school. After many years of experience in the computer/telecom field, he happily traded careers 12 years ago to be an active, daily part of the PB experience! He is also a licensed Teacher whose classroom is outside on the Playground. He and Miss Nancy share a love of kayaking and enjoy watching the Red Sox and the Patriots together!
Before joining Precious Beginnings 4 years ago, she worked for many, many years in the Westwood Public School system, most recently as a Literacy Specialist, Curriculum Coach and Literacy Interventionist for Kindergarten students. Before that, she was a classroom teacher in early childhood classrooms K-2. She holds a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Wheelock College and an MS in Curriculum Development specializing in Literacy from Lesley University. Through her post-graduate work, she became passionate about Brain-based learning for reading development, specifically the foundational reading skills necessary to get students ready at the preschool level to enter into Kindergarten classrooms prepared and with confidence. She has 17-year old triplets each with their own needs, who are all gearing up to start the college application process. She and her husband enjoy their busy family life along with spending their down time on Martha’s Vineyard in the summer.
Miss Danielle is excited to be returning for her fifth year as a PB Teacher. She brings both a nurturing and playful personality to the classroom. She is currently enrolled in classes at MassBay for Early Childhood Education. Danielle has 10+ years of Nanny experience caring for local families. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and seeing a good movie.
Miss Abby is very excited for my first year at PB teaching the red bears! She earned my bachelors of science education at Bridgewater State University with a concentration in communication disorders. She previously worked at DS Middle School as an aide and have experience working in early intervention as a developmental specialist. She has 4+ years of nannying experience with local families. She loves baking, going down the cape with her family, and taking her dog, Bug, to play in the park!
"For the first four months of my youngest son's time at Precious Beginnings I would tear up as I left after drop off. Not because I was missing him terribly (although of course I was), but more so because I felt so sad that I had not known about PB when my older children had gone to nursery school. To this day I believe they were cheated out of something so special, so tender and so unique. This school, the teachers and especially Ms Nancy and Mr Rick truly love what they do and it shows on a minute to minute basis, not only on the smiles on the children's faces but on all of the adults in this community too."
- Patricia M