Ph: 207-865-6171 x326
17 West Street - Freeport
Danielle Gismondi grew up near the ocean on Long Island, NY, in a large extended Italian-American family. She has worked with children for the last fifteen years in many capacities, which has included teaching preschool, yoga, and art-making. She brings with her degrees in Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and a Master's in Education, as well a few yoga certifications. She is passionate about social justice, and wishes to always create spaces where people feel like they belong and where they feel safe to challenge the status quo.
After teaching for many years in Western MA, she moved to Maine in 2017 to be closer to her family and the ocean again. Here she embarked on work in both private and federally funded early childhood programs, most recently having managed a Head Start Center for the last three years in Portland. She is happiest on a beach, on a train, at a concert, or with her family. She loves rainbow cookies, kittens, and lists, and dislikes preconceived notions, jumping to conclusions, and peanut butter. She believes the way to make meaningful change is by investing in relationships in our local communities, and by being generous in spirit to one another. She hopes to meet you soon!