Our Teachers

Samantha Gesualdi

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“Miss G” is the Teacher for both the Ducklings (2s) and Chickadees (3s) classes.

A graduate of Temple University with a degree in Early Childhood Education, this is her fourth year teaching. But she has been working with children for as long as she can remember, including a long association with children’s programs at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.

“Working with the LPP students and their families has been a great experience. I deeply enjoy being a constant in a child’s life, someone they can trust and learn from. I adore what I do and will always strive to give my students the best experiences possible.”

Jennifer Gladney

Miss Gladney1“Miss Gladney” has been a Pre-K teacher for over ten years, and is now in her fourth year at LPP as Teacher for the Owls (4s)  class.

A Lawrence Township resident her entire life, she has gone through elementary school, high school and then college here. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Rider University in 2006, with a dual degree in Elementary Education (K-5) and Dance, and holds a specialization degree in Early Childhood Education (P-3).

“We have something so special in common: your child. I believe I can strongly contribute to the development of young students, and to the meaningful outcomes that LPP provides for its students, families, and community. Never in childhood, or even as adults, should we stop playing or imagining. This is what I hope to bring daily to your child, along with many educational adventures at LPP.”

Jill Bearce

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“Mrs. Bearce” is in her third year on staff at LPP, working as Assistant Teacher with Miss G. in the Ducklings and Chickadees classes.  She has now become a seasoned assistant on the “teacher” side of the classroom, after spending over five years as co-op helping parent and in other volunteer roles in her children’s schools prior to joining our staff.

All that time in classrooms piqued her interest in pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education. She is nearing completion of the Early Childhood Development program at Mercer County Community College.

Lisa Daly


“Mrs. Daly” joined LPP on a part-time basis in the spring last year.  She is now the full-time Assistant Teacher with  Miss Gladney in the Owls Classroom.

Mrs. Daly was trained and worked as a nurse before leaving the profession to raise her two children, who are now teen-agers. During the years they were enrolled at St. Paul’s School she was an active and involved school volunteer.  We are thrilled that she brings her nursing, parenting and classroom volunteer experience to LPP.

“While my own children were in preschool, I was always in awe of their teachers and classroom assistants.  Now, I have this great opportunity to play that role in the Owl classroom and hope I can use  my nurturing, maternal traits to benefit the children.”