Linda Ward, Teacher

Mrs. Ward teaches 4 year olds and has been a member of the Wesleyan Staff since 1978. She also taught in the Sachem School District. She graduated from SUNY Fredonia and did her graduate work at CW Post College and Dowling College. She is a very enthusiastic teacher and just loves her job. Her 3 children, now grown, all attended Wesleyan. Mrs. Ward is a proud grandmother of two grandsons.

Carolyn Grayson, Teacher

Mrs. Grayson teaches 2 & 4 year olds She has been at Wesleyan since 2007. She graduated from Long Island University and received a master’s in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology from Hofstra University. Mrs. Grayson also studied educational administration at Brooklyn College. Prior to having a family Mrs. Grayson worked at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Brooklyn and is fluent in American Sign Language. Mrs. Grayson has two children who are Wesleyan School graduates. She is also a fire fighter with the St. James Fire Department.

Sherry Schmidt, Teacher

Mrs. Schmidt teaches 2’s, & 3’s, however she has previously taught all ages. She has been at Wesleyan since 1994. Prior to that she taught at several other local preschools. She graduated from Suffolk Community College and St Joseph’s College. She has 3 daughters who attended Wesleyan. She also has a granddaughter who she sees a lot as she resides in Smithtown.

Catherine Safranek, Teacher

Mrs. Safranek (Miss Cathy) teaches 3’s and has been at Wesleyan since 2011. She graduated from St. John’s University and received a dual master degree in reading and special education. Prior to working at Wesleyan Mrs. Safranek taught special education, 1st grade and 7th grade at a catholic school. Mrs. Safranek has 3 children, 1 in graduate school and 2 in college. Miss Cathy keeps herself fit by walking and going to the gym. She will often walk for miles.

Matthew 19:14

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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