MEET OUR PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
MS. ALLIE MARCOTTE
Ms. Marcotte is a Naples native and graduated from Gulf Coast High School. She has been in the Educational field for 6 years with experience in preschool through elementary age students. Ms. Marcotte is passionate about Education and takes pride in her students growth. When she’s not in classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors! She looks forward to having a wonderful 1st year at Saint Ann Catholic School!
MS. MICHELLE TORTORELLA
Michelle Tortorella was born and raised in Syosset, New York. She graduated from Iona College with a BA in Speech Pathology and a focus on Early Childhood Education. Michelle has taught at several different schools for individuals with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders. During her work with these more vulnerable student populations, Michelle discovered her passion for helping young children build a solid educational foundation. Since then, she has worked as a lead in both two and three year old preschool classrooms for the past five years.
Michelle is a passionate educator who invests in her professional development and brings extensive experience to her lessons. Michelle’s favorite thing about working with preschool age children is showing them that learning can be fun. Teaching children during their most formative years is an opportunity to guide them as they discover a thirst for knowledge and the wonders of the world around them. Michelle believes there is no more rewarding career than watching young children learn and grow.
MS. MARA STURZENEGGER
Miss Sturz is a native to Michigan but has lived in Naples for the past 13 years. She graduated from Naples High School and continued her education at Florida Atlantic University where she earned a BA in Education. Miss Sturz taught preschool in North Naples while she finished up her last year at FAU. She enjoys spending free time with her family and her dog.