Sandy Pilotte
Sandy Pilotte

Sandy Pilotte

Preschool Director

Sandy is originally from Geneva, NY and now lives in Towson with her incredible husband, John, and her Covid-puppy Daisy, a short-haired pointer. She has two amazing sons, Chris and Ryan. Sandy has a B.S. in Psychology and Elementary Education from Hobart and William Smith Colleges as well as an M.Ed. from the University of Maryland. She has worked in the education field for more than 20 years, including as a school counselor, a third and fourth grade teacher, and teaching at CCBC. She taught Pre-K here at CPCP for four years before becoming Director in 2009, her favorite job ever! She also has a job as a stylist for Stitch Fix. Sandy’s hobbies are swimming, biking and Wordle (if that is considered a hobby!) Her happy place is Seneca Lake in the Fingerlakes. Her favorite thing about preschool is the funny things the kids say!

Annaliese Baamode

Administrative assistant

Annaliese Baamonde is a Maryland native, who discovered Central Preschool as a parent. After experiencing its rich and welcoming environment first-hand, she jumped on the opportunity to join the team as the Administrative Assistant in spring of 2023. Anna holds a BA from New York University and an MAT in Education from The Johns Hopkins University. Her professional experience includes four years of teaching in Maryland public schools, five years in the finance industry, and a lifetime of working with young children in more informal settings like day camp and tutoring. When she isn’t building Lego creations or coloring with her children, Anna also loves to crochet, cook, and garden. 

Emma Hensley

Emma is originally from Weston, CT, but has lived in Maryland for almost 15 years. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Cultural Proficiency and a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. She has taught in both public and independent schools in Maryland and North Carolina.

Some of her favorite things include spending time with family and friends, coaching and doing CrossFit, running, and baking. She also has two cats, Hank and Maggie! After a two-year hiatus, staying at home raising her daughter, she is looking forward to a new adventure in Preschool!  Emma’s favorite thing about teaching is getting to know the students beyond the classroom and connecting with them on a personal level.

Jan Cummings

2s Teacher

Jan is from Atlanta, GA and is a Georgia Bulldawg! She has her BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from UGA and also completed graduate studies at Georgia State University. Jan is married to John and they have four children, four “in-loves”, and seven grandgirls! Her favorite thing is being with her precious family, especially when they are all together each summer at Sunset Beach, NC. Her other favorite place is Shingleroof Campmeeting in McDonough, GA, which has been in her family for 200 years! Jan enjoys Bible studies and walking in the beauty of the earth. She has taught at Central since 2010 and it has been one of the great blessings of her life to teach the children about Jesus and share His amazing love with them!

Carolyn Jones

2s Teacher

Carolyn is from the Ruxton area of Baltimore and lives with her parents and two dogs: Zoe, a rescue poodle who loves to give hugs, and Hazel-Ann Louise Jones whom she considers her child 🙂 Carolyn is working towards becoming a teacher and started working in the Twos classes in 2021. She loves to read, walk her dogs, and watch action movies, and her favorite place to be is at her parents’ pool surrounded by family and friends. Carolyn says her favorite thing about preschool is that, “even when it’s a rough day with screaming, crying and smelly diapers, I smile because the kids are so cute. I love my job!!”

Jamie Kelly

2's teacher

Jamie is originally from Vermont but has lived in Towson for almost 20 years. After graduating from University of Delaware, she lived in Philadelphia for 5 years, where she met her husband, Mike. He moved to Baltimore for a job and Jamie moved down when they got married in 2004! She and her husband have 4 children – Colin, Matthew, Julia and Mikey. All 4 kids went to Central Presbyterian for preschool and so many of their same teachers are still teaching today! Jamie loves spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking for her kids. She enjoys working out and being outdoors as much as possible! She spends most of her free time on the sidelines of the fields or courts cheering on her children. She is very excited about the opportunity to be working at CPCP. Being around the kids brings so much joy and fulfillment!

Lydia Good

2’s and 3’s teacher

Lydia is from the Perry Hall area and lives with her family and two dogs: Benny and Maizy. Lydia is currently working on completing her Bachelors in Family and Human Services with a Child Life track and will graduate in December from Towson University. She believes God has given her a gift to work with children and enjoys doing so. She loves to exercise, read, travel, go to the beach, and spend time with family and friends. Her favorite place to go is the beach and says it is her happy place! Her favorite thing about working with preschoolers is that they make her laugh and say funny things! She enjoys watching them learn and grow too!

Daniel Phillips

3s Teacher

Daniel was born and raised here in Towson and lives with his parents, his sister (Kennedy, who also works here at CPCP!) and their cat. His hobbies are cars, gaming, and YouTube, and his happy place in New York City! He has previously worked as an office assistant at a construction company and as a Student Ministry Intern here at Central Presbyterian Church. Daniel helped as a summer camp assistant here at CPCP and then joined as a teaching assistant in 2021. His favorite thing about working with preschoolers is watching them learn new things every day!

Patti Dunn

3s Teacher

Patti is a long-time teacher here at Central Preschool, starting back in 2006 and teaching for many years alongside her late-husband, Harry Dunn. Together they had three children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren! She loves the richness of her multicultural family. Patti was born and raised in Baltimore and currently lives in Harford County. She studied Music, Health, and Early Childhood. Her hobbies include walking, birding, and baking, and her happy place is Bethany Beach, DE. Patti’s favorite thing about teaching preschool is helping the children grow in many ways throughout the school year through a variety of learning experiences!

Tracey Dieter

3s Teacher

Tracey is from Cumberland, MD and is married to Mike, a Baltimore native and IT network engineer. They have two sons, Bennett and Ryan, both CPCP grads. She credits this wonderful place with helping make them the awesome kids they are today! Tracey loves to cook, bake, read, and do crossword puzzles. She also loves yoga and going to the gym! Her favorite places are Deep Creek Lake and Ocean City, MD. Tracey has a degree in Journalism from UMD College Park and worked in newspaper editing and design for 15 years before discovering her true love of teaching! She volunteered here at the preschool when her kids attended and was offered a teaching assistant job in a Twos class in 2016. She obtained her 90-hour Early Childhood teaching certificate in 2017 and has taught as a Threes assistant and as a lead teacher. Tracey loves seeing those “lightbulb” moments when the kiddos finally accomplish a skill they’ve been working hard to master. They are so proud of themselves and so is she!

Libby Fraker

3s Teacher

Libby is from Baltimore. She and her husband, Gardy, have three children, Robin, Sally, and Kenny, and two dogs, Piper and Velma. Libby received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Richmond and a K-12 Teacher Certification from Towson University. She also has a Master’s degree in Health Education from TU. She taught PE and coached for 15 years, taught preschool for another 15 years, and worked as a classroom support specialist for a year and a half. She started at CPCP in 2022. Her hobbies include tennis, walking the dogs, and reading, and her favorite place is Capon Springs and Farms, WV. Libby’s favorite thing about teaching preschool is the funny things that children say and their pure, untainted perspective on the world.

Ann Bollinger

Pre-K Teacher

Ann is from Baltimore and lives in Stoneleigh. She has three sons, Brandon, Peter, and Patrick and a daughter, Lacy, who went to Central Preschool when it first opened! Ann went to Elon College and Towson University and has a background in Early Childhood Education. She previously worked at Maryvale, St David’s Day School and The Loyola School. Ann’s hobbies include bike riding, reading, and knitting, and her happy place is the beach. Her favorite thing about teaching preschool is watching young minds grow!

Marsha Sullivan

Pre-K Teacher

Marsha is originally from Massachusetts. She graduated from St. Michaels in Vermont with a degree in Elementary Education and attended Portland State University for graduate school work in multicultural curriculum. Marsha was a Jesuit volunteer in Anchorage, AK, where she met her husband, Tim, an environmental attorney. They raised their children, Kate and Matt, here in Towson. Marsha enjoys reading, hiking, and skiing, and her happy place is Vermont. She has worked here at Central since 2010: first in the Twos, then the Threes, and now with Pre-K. Her favorite thing about teaching preschool is the absolute joy of being around young children. They make her heart so happy!

Kennedy Phillips

Pre-K Teacher

Kennedy is from Towson and lives with her parents, brother (Daniel, who also works here at CPCP!) and their cat. She took classes at CCBC where she studied English and Creative Writing. Writing is one of her hobbies, along with photography and crafting. Her favorite place is Chicago, IL. Kennedy started here at CPCP as a teaching assistant in 2020, and her favorite thing about working here is seeing the kids grow personally and educationally before heading off to Kindergarten!

Nicole Donnelly

Pre-K Teacher

Nicole is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and now lives in Baltimore. She has her BS in elementary education from UNC at Greensboro and taught third grade in Durham, North Carolina for three years before nannying in both DC and Towson. This is Nicole’s first year working at Central and she could not be more thrilled working with this community of fun loving learners! She loves to read, sing, and play with her three cats-Gemma, Miley, and Winston! Her favorite part about working with the Pre-K class is watching her students love the act of learning through play!

Ann Pfeifer

Music Together Teacher

Ann is from Baltimore and married with three grown children and eight grandchildren! She loves to spend time with her grandchildren, read, and cook. Her happy place is the beach! Ann has a BA with an emphasis on Bible and Christian Education and has spent 10 years teaching with Music Together. She started teaching music here at CPCP in 2021 and loves singing with the children!
Ann Pfeifer, Music Together Teacher
Lauren Gilberg, STEAM Teacher

Lauren Gilberg

STEAM Teacher

Lauren is from Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Towson with her three amazing kiddos and a very supportive husband! She studied Psychology and earned a Bachelor’s degree from UNLV. One of her favorite jobs before working here was processing old-school rolls of film! Her favorite hobbies are hiking, traveling with her family, and bingeing on Netflix. One of her favorite places she has traveled is San Francisco, CA. Lauren was an assistant in both a Pre-K and a Threes class in 2021, and she started as our STEAM teacher in 2022. She loves experiencing learning through the eyes of a child. Lauren says, “When a child learns or explores or grasps a concept for the first time, their eyes light up! It’s a blessing to be there for that moment.”

Alice Horan

2s, 3s and Pre-K Teacher

Alice was born in Newtown Square, PA and moved across the country to San Francisco, CA when she was 16. She once actually sold seashells by the seashore (at Pier 39 in San Fran)! Alice came back east to attend Drexel University where she majored in Marketing. She currently lives in Towson with her husband, Ted. She has two grown children, Meg and Michael, and her grandson Ridgely was born in 2020. Alice started here at Central back in 2007 helping to run our after school Lunch Bunch program. Since then she has worked with all age groups: 2s, 3s and Pre-K. Outside of the classroom, Alice enjoys movies, gardening, and live music. Her happy place is Rhode Island and she also enjoys traveling to Florida to visit family. Alice’s favorite thing about teaching preschool is how every day there is something new going on, and she also loves the people she works with – both the children and the staff!

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