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Our Staff


Lori Ann Higgins - Director - Lori has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Castleton State College. She lives in North Attleboro with her husband Mark and their three children, Colin, Mollie and Brady and their dogs Mason and Cody. Lori enjoys traveling and scrapbooking and looks forward to a fun year working with all the families at the preschool.  She has over 30 years of experience working with children and families.


Marilyn Bowley - Marilyn teaches the 4-day, Red Bird class. She was born, raised and continues to live in the town of Norfolk. Her educational background is in Early Childhood Education. Marilyn has been privileged for over fifty years to have served as a Director, Kindergarten and Preschool teacher. She looks forward each year to sharing rewarding school experiences with our school children and their families.

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Michelle Dunn - Michelle teaches the 3-day Blue Horse class and 2-day Brown Bear class. She has her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Nazarene College and over 20 years teaching experience. She lives in Norfolk with her husband, Michael. They have four grown sons, Justin, Patrick, Christopher and Ryan (three of her sons are NCP alumni) and a grandson Theo. Michelle enjoys spending time at Newfound Lake in NH with family and friends or in the kitchen trying out new recipes. She is looking forward to another exciting year working with the children and families at NCP.


Karen Murphy - Karen teaches the 3-day Green Frog class and the 2-day Goldfish class. She received her Bachelor's Degree from St. Anselm College and has almost 20 years teaching experience. Karen lives in Mansfield with her husband Mike and their black lab Mollie. They have three grown children, Meghan, Kayla, and Peter and a grandson Angus. Karen enjoys reading and painting and is very excited to share an educational fun-filled year with you and your children.

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Victoria Glaser - Victoria teaches the 4-day Red Bird Class. She received her BA in Sociology from Skidmore College and her Master's Degree in School Counseling from George Washington University. Victoria lives in Norfolk with her husband, Matt and their three children, Collin, Emma and Sarah (two of her children are NCP alumni) and their rescue dog Jellybean. Victoria enjoys skiing with her family and traveling to England to visit family. She can't wait for another great year at NCP meeting new families and friends.

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Molly Cohen - Molly is a teacher in the 2-day Brown Bear class and the 3-day Blue Horse class. She has a degree from Bates College. She lives in Franklin with her husband Jonathan and their three boys, Akira, Harry and Max. She enjoys camping, gardening and swimming, and she is looking forward to a wonderful year at NCP!

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Melissa Murk - Melissa is a teacher in the 2.9 Purple Cat class and the 3-day Yellow Duck class. She has an Early Childhood Education certification and over 10 years experience teaching preschool. Melissa lives in Norfolk with her husband Marty and their two children, Cameron and Mae (both NCP alumni). She enjoys sailing, cooking, biking, and spending time with her family and she can't wait to share a fun-filled preschool experience with you and your children!

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Bria Nardelli- Bria is a teacher in the 2-day Goldfish class. She has a degree from UMass Amhearst. She lives in Wrentham with her husband, Eric and their 3 children, Nicholas, Leighton and Joey ~all who attended NCP. Bria enjoys spending time with her family and their little dog, Gus. She is excited to learn and play with all our students!


Melissa Anderson- Melissa is a teacher in the 2-day Purple Cat class and the 3-day Yellow Duck class. She received her Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Merrimack College. She lives in Norfolk with her husband Donny and their 4 children, Dylan, Riley, Kayla, and Avery (all who attended NCP) and their dog, Bailey. Melissa enjoys reading, running, traveling and spending time with her family. She's very excited to get to know all her students and have a fun year of playing and learning together!

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Megan Malone- Megan is a substitute teacher in in all of our classrooms. She received her degree in Elementary Education from Stonehill College. She lives in Norfolk with her children, Macy and Brayden, who both attended and have attended NCP. Megan enjoys being outdoors walking and running, being at the beach, and watching and playing all sports.  She is excited to help out this school year.

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