Lindsey Collins | CCNS Lead Teacher
My name is Lindsey Collins and I am thrilled to be the Lead Teacher at CCNS. I look forward to connecting with and teaching each of your little people.
Before joining CCNS, I was a team teacher at Winfield Montessori school in Falmouth, ME and I received my Bachelor of Arts in English from Franklin & Marshall College.
I genuinely love being around children. The preschool age is so important for learning in all ways – socially, emotionally and academically. I enjoy watching children discover new friends, new skills and new interests. I love seeing each child grow as an individual and as a member of a group.
Some of my favorite things to do at school include singing, laughing, reading stories, doing arts and crafts, being in nature, dancing and giving hugs.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy being with my family. I have lived in Cumberland for many years with my husband and two children. As a family we enjoy boating, skiing, traveling and being with family and friends. When I have a few free minutes, my favorite pastimes are spending time in my flower gardens, cooking and walking.
Parent Teacher Helpers
Each day a parent is scheduled as the Teacher Helper. The working parent schedule is set prior to the school year. The primary goal of the working parent is to assist the teacher in the daily routine of the preschool while maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for the children.
The most important key to the success of a cooperative program is the enthusiastic involvement of the children’s parents. Parent contributions to the program will enrich all those involved and will be welcomed throughout the year.
Rachel Williams | CCNS Assistant Teacher
My name is a Rachel Williams and I am thrilled to be part of the CCNS community as an assistant teacher.
I have lived in Maine for most of my life and currently live right in Cumberland center with my husband and four kids.
Before joining CCNS I owned Maple’s in Yarmouth for a few years and enjoyed many different positions on non-profit boards as well as spending time coaching my kids sports teams and supporting their other interests. I graduated from the University of Maine as well as earning a Masters degree in early childhood education from Lesley University. I taught at a handful of pre schools in the suburbs of Boston and have a passion for early childhood education.
I look forward to connecting with each of the children and their families at CCNS and hope to connect with each of the students in a unique way while honoring and supporting their learning style.
During my time away from CCNS I enjoy cooking, reading and spending tons of time with my family enjoying lakes, beaches and other beautiful outdoor spaces in Maine.