Ana Reis Granatti

Ana was born in Brazil and has lived in Lexington since 2017. She graduated as a Civil Engineer in Brazil and as soon as she moved to the U.S. she became pregnant. Since then, her whole life is her boy, Sam. Sam is 3 years old and he goes to Lexington Friends Preschool in the[…]

Linelle Rivera Rodríguez

Linelle was born and raised in Puerto Rico. The greatest gift in life is to be surrounded by the sea, family, and plantain trees. During her bachelor’s degree in Biology, she began a journey seeking to be more involved in what she loves the most. She volunteered at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge[…]

Laura Hoagg

Laura earned her BA from the University of Kentucky with a major in Art History and a minor in Studio Art. She has over 10 years experience in restaurant management, event management, and developing pop-up venues across Lexington and Louisville. Prior to joining Lexington Friends Preschool, Laura worked as an assistant teacher in the primary[…]

Rachel Ross

Rachel studied Speech Language Pathology and Psychology at the University of Kentucky before receiving her Masters degree in Education and her 3-6 American Montessori Society credential from Xavier University in 2018. Rachel spent three years co-teaching in a primary classroom at Providence Montessori School here in Lexington. Her personal teaching philosophy centers around creating a[…]

Orsola Di Cugno

Orsola, a native of Southern Italy, has always felt a strong and profound vocation for working with children. Before moving to the U.S. with her husband Marcello, Orsola worked full-time as an interior designer in her own family business, but since her high school time, and throughout college (where Orsola studied law), she regularly worked[…]

Dani D’Antonio

Dani has a BA from Columbia College in Chicago where she built sets, props, and puppets for film and theater and taught art classes in Chicago Public Schools. Since college Dani has worked on several farms in Illinois and Kentucky including a goat dairy, fruit orchard, vegetable farm, and flower farm. When Dani first moved[…]

Joy Mitchell

Joy is from the Chicagoland area, and first fell in love with Early Childhood Education as a part-time nanny while pursuing her degree back home. Ever since, she has been passionate about and committed to developing young minds. In the summer of 2018, Joy began her journey at LFP as an assistant during Sunshine Friends[…]

Rebecca Trivisonno

Rebecca has been with LFP for 6 years,  previously leading our Dandelion Primary Classroom.  She is a Montessori certified teacher through NAMC and earned her BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She grew up in exciting cities such as Chicago, Tokyo and Savannah and got to explore the world at[…]