ADMINISTRATION

Janet Santos
Co-Director

With KOCO since 2002

 

Miss Janet became Co-Director after Roxann's departure in 2021. Before that, she became the Assistant Director after two years of teaching in Preschool and EHMS TASC. Prior to teaching at KOCO, Janet taught at the YMCA, Independent Day School, Guilford Schools, East Hampton Schools.

 

Some of her favorite tasks at KOCO are teaching Spanish and American Sign Language. She also loves creating publications and websites. Anything technology or science-based are Miss Janet’s favorites!

 

Certifications

  • BA, Latin, Columbia University

  • Certified to teach CT Elementary Grades K-6

  • Certified as a Head Teacher for the State of Connecticut  

  • Medication Administration

  • Epi-Pen and Glucagon

  • American Red Cross CPR & First Aid

  • President, East Hampton High School PTO, 2010-13

Janet's favorite quote:  “Work the problem, people.”  (From Apollo 13)

Laurie Caron
Co-Director

With KOCO since 2015

 

A native of East Hampton, Miss Laurie studied Early Education at Marist College in New York. The daughter of a preschool teacher, Laurie has extensive experience working with children, including 6 years in local child care centers. Her daughter Brianna will be entering college next year, and her son Charlie is a Middle School student.

 

Certifications 

  • American Red Cross CPR & First Aid

  • Medication Administration

  • Epi Pen and Glucagon, Blood Sugar Testing

Laurie's favorite quote:  “Don't give up. I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small." (Dr. Seuss)

Brian Barber

Assistant Director and Off-site Administrator (EHMS TASC)

With KOCO since 2005

 

A native of East Hampton, Mr. Brian began teaching  at KOCO part time during high school. Brian has taught in every KOCO program and knows every single child! Mr. Brian has taken Early Childhood classes at Manchester Community College and has earned his Head Teacher certificate. Brian became Assistant Director in 2021.

 

Certifications 

  • Certified as a Head Teacher for the State of Connecticut  

  • American Red Cross CPR & First Aid

  • Medication Administration

  • Epi Pen and Glucagon, Blood Sugar Testing