Kathleen Bailey is our new director along with Jodi Larsen. Kathleen has her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and is currently working to obtain her Master’s degree from American International College. She has over 30 years experience as both a teacher and center director. Kathleen lives in Yarmouth with her son Seth and her daughter Madison, who is attending UMass Dartmouth. As a hockey mom, Kathleen doesn’t have much spare time, but when she does, she enjoys playing with her dogs, crocheting and genealogy.
Jen lives in Centerville with her husband and two sons. Jen has been teaching preschool since 2004 and has been a teacher of the 3’s Classroom at Fair Acres since 2008. Her favorite theme to teach is Art Appreciation. When Jen is not teaching, she loves to read, go out for trivia night, and play with her boys, Henry and Winn.
Linda Crawford joined Fair Acres in 2013 as a teacher in the Pre-K program. Linda is a graduate of Bridgewater State University and began her teaching career in the town of Harvard, MA. After relocating to Falmouth with her husband John, they began their own family and Linda was fortunate enough to be able to stay home for 10 years while raising their three boys. She returned to teaching in 2001 and has since taught preschool at multiple levels in both Mashpee and Falmouth. She is excited to be a part of the Fair Acres team and is looking forward to many years full of fun and learning!
Gina began working at Fair Acres, as a substitute teacher, two years ago. She has since graduated from Merrimack College with her B.A. in Human Development: Early Childhood Education. Gina is excited to be team teaching in Pre-K with Tracy Prete. She currently resides in Falmouth with her family. In her spare time, Gina works as a women’s fitness coach through Beachbody.
Judy Fligg joined our Fair Acres team working in the afternoon program and substituting and now works as a classroom teacher in our three year old program. Her education focused in Early Childhood Education and Psychology and she is EEC certified. She is a mother of five and moved to Cape Cod to raise her children here. As they grew older, she knew she wanted to get back into teaching the younger children. She feels that the preschool years are the most important to set the groundwork for the people who they will become and loves to teach and nurture them in the process.
Erika Gray lives in Marstons Mills and is returning to Fair Acres after taking a short break to get married and start a family. She previously worked in the Pre-K room for 4 years, and is now working in the Younger 3’s room with Miss Anina. She has been working with children for 15 years and is so excited to be back!
In 2016, Tracy and her husband Brian moved to Mashpee from Norfolk where they raised two daughters. Her eldest daughter currently is in graduate school at The University of Michigan and her youngest is a senior at Gettysburg College. Tracy has enjoyed teaching preschool and pre-k for the past 15 years. She is very excited to become part of the Fair Acres teaching team along with co-teacher, Julie Morris. When she is not teaching, Tracy can be found on the golf course, beach or traveling to her daughter’s cross-country meets.
Joyce lives in Hyannisport with her husband and yellow lab, Coral. Before joining Fair Acres, Joyce was the Lead Teacher of the Little Raiders Infant & Toddler classroom for 13 years. Joyce also ran a home day care program for 16 years. She is very excited to begin her new adventures in the 3’s Room with Miss Jen. In her free time, she can be found walking Coral on the beach, swimming and spending time with her two sons Patrick and Tim.
Julie is excited to be a member of the Fair Acres Family. She graduated from Wheelock College in 1990 and has worked in early childhood education for almost 30 years. She and her husband have 2 wonderful children, Zachary, 24 and Arianna, 18. Her daughter just began her freshman year at Salem State University. In June, they relocated from Reading and now reside in East Dennis. Julie is looking forward to an exciting journey team teaching with Tracy Hilfrank in the 5 Day Pre-K classroom.
Tracy Prete is originally from Arlington, MA. Tracy resides in Sandwich with her husband and three children. She has been teaching since 1992 and has been a teacher at Fair Acres since 2005. Tracy graduated from Becker College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. When Tracy is not teaching she enjoys watching the Bruins, taking walks on the beach, hanging out with her children and watching them play sports (hockey, baseball, & soccer.)