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Deb Buendo: Deb lives in EL with her husband Dan and her two college age children. She has a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to teaching at Busy Bees, Deb taught in Weston, Ma and Enfield, Ct. Deb has been teaching for over 25 years and began teaching at Busy Bees in 1999. In her free time, Deb loves spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and gardening.

Kathy Griffin: Kathy lives in EL with her husband Tom and her three school age daughters. She has a bachelorís degree in Psychology/ Elementary Education from AIC. Kathy taught third grade in Springfield prior to starting a family, and has been teaching at Busy Bees since 2006. She loves to play with her children and go for bike rides with her family.

Jeanie Hooper: Jeanie lives in Springfield with her husband, Steve, and dog, Fenway. She has three adult children. Jeanie has a bachelor's degree in psychology/elementary education from Westfield State University, and a master's degree in education with a concentration in reading from Fitchburg State. She likes to read, cook, travel, and spend time with her family. She taught at Busy Bees for six years when her children were young, then taught fourth and fifth grades in Springfield for twelve years before returning to Busy Bees in 2008.

Laurel Manley is married and the proud mom to three young boys! Two of her children are Busy Bees graduates and her youngest is starting his "freshman" year with us this year! She holds a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Psychology from Westfield State as well as a Master's in Special Education from Framingham State. Prior to starting her family, Laurel worked at the White Oak School in Westfield, MA and specialized in the education of students with severe language-based learning disabilities. Some of our Busy Bees families may also know her from the Rotary Mini Preschool as well. In her free time she enjoys writing, hiking, music, reading with her children, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. This is Laurel's first year at Busy Bees!

Diane Peluso: Diane lives in Longmeadow with her husband John and 3 children. Diane graduated from Russell Sage College with a degree in elementary education and Spanish and has a masterís degree from CCSU. Diane taught kindergarten and English as a second language prior to starting a family and has been at Busy Bees since 2006. She enjoys baking, camping, and spending time with family.

Marna Shields: Marna lives in East Longmeadow with her husband Michael and 3 children. Marna graduated from North Adams State College with a degree in Elementary Education and has a Masterís Degree from Lesley College in Arts and Education. Before starting her family, Marna ran a Kindergarten afterschool program and taught first grade in Longmeadow. She has been with Busy Bees since 2004, and has been Director/Owner since its move in 2007. Marna loves spending time with her family, anything outdoors, fostering animals for Dakin animal shelter, and playing tennis.

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