Inspired by my five children; I began Harmony in 2003. Becoming a preschool teacher is a career change for me; but a natural progression, as I loved being home to raise my own young family. Before moving to Hanover in 1993 and becoming a full time mom: I was an accountant and evening law school student. As my family grew, I decided to combine my organizational skills and love of children to achieve my teacher’s certificate, and ultimately my directorship. I consider myself a "life learner" and very much enjoy the challenge of developing and delivering an outstanding early learning experience. My job is so much fun!!! I look forward to going to play every day!!
I live in Hanover with my husband, Gino, who is a firefighter and our nine-year old daughter, Alyvia. I grew up in Hanover and graduated from Hanover High School in 1985. I went to college and studied Early Childhood Education. I was successfully employed in the banking industry for 10 years. When my daughter was born, I left banking and have enjoyed every moment with her. I thought about being selfish and keeping Alyvia all to myself but instead, at age four, she went off to preschool. I missed her terribly, especially since she is our only child. It was an adjustment for both of us. With each day the drop-off got easier and the pick-up more rewarding. It was so rewarding to see Alyvia's growth, happiness and success, not to mention all of the friends and relationships she was forming. I knew Alyvia belonged in preschool and I knew that when the time was right, so did I.
Noreen D’Alessandro lives in Hanover with her husband Stephen and her two dogs; she is a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School and is a retired engineer.