Meet Our Teachers

Sandra Green, Director

Miss Sandy has been with the Early Learning Center since 1994 first as a volunteer, then a Teacher. She in presently the Director/Head Teacher.  She received her AAS in Early Childhood Education from Suffolk County Community College.  When not working with children she enjoys quilting, sewing costumes for local theater, watching black & white movies and going to the city to see Broadway Shows.

Talia Carrigan, Head Teacher

Miss Talia has always had a love for working with children since she was a little girl.  She received her Associates Degree at Suffolk Community College and received her Bachelor’s Degree at Grand Canyon University in Early Childhood Education.  During her time in school she was an Assistant Teacher and taught Pre-School for 8 years.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She loves the outdoors, the beach and traveling to new place.

Pamela Vincent, Infant Assisant

Miss Pam has four children, and several grandchildren.  She comes to FCC ELC with 10 years experience in Day Care.  In her free time she loves to go walking.

Karen Ingram, Teacher Assistant – 3 year olds

Miss Karen comes to us with 20 years of experience in various Day Cares.  In her free time she likes to make latch hook rugs, fishing and ceramics.  She likes to also play with her dog, Lilly.

Nicolette Borutto, Teacher’s Aide

Miss Nicolette will be a senior at Bay Shore High School in the fall.  She loves to work with the children and is always smiling!

Deitra Weaver, Toddler Teacher

Miss Deitra is a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury with a BA in Psychology.  On weekends she likes to go hiking with friends.

 Resia Bennett, Infant Teacher

Miss Resia  has over 20 years experience as a nanny.  Resia has three children of her own, ages 10, 8 and 5.  When she's not caring for our infants she has her own party decorating business.

 Jackie Rulon, Teacher's Assistant (Infants)

Miss Jackie loves working with the infants.  She is a member of the East Islip Fire Department and is training to become an EMT.  She attends Suffolk Community College where she is studying to become a Nurse.  She is a member of the SCCC Track Team.   When Miss Jackie is not running she loves to go shopping!

Natalia Dejesus-Diaz, Teachers Assistant (3's & 4's)

This is Miss Natalia's first job in the Child Care field.  She is formally a swim instructor for young children.