Mary Ann E. Ziomek
Being the director at Cushman Scott has been a dream come true. I have spent
the better part of my life in the field of Early Childhood Education since my
graduation from UMass, and Cushman Scott has been a big part of it. I began my
teaching career here during my senior year at UMass in 1984, and remained at
Cushman until December of 1997. I had other teaching experiences in the
Amherst area, and have happily landed back at Cushman. I so enjoy interacting
with the children, families and staff here, and I am looking forward to many years
with the Cushman Community. When not at Cushman, I love being with my
family, and being outside, walking, with my dogs, or at home cooking and
gardening. I am also a Master Herbalist, and enjoy consulting with family and
friends when they ask for a remedy. When I look back, I marvel that it has been a
wonderful journey that I feel has brought me back home!
My journey at Cushman Scott Children's Center started in 2017 as an assistant teacher after completing my degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I was quickly inspired by the children, my co-teachers, and my mentor, Mary Ann. I took that inspiration back to school to earn a degree in Early Childhood Education and Care, and further my certifications in the state of Massachusetts. I am endlessly curious, and fueled by my background in psychology, I welcome the unique and ever-changing puzzle that is early childhood. I am honored to both witness and support the developmental trajectory of children as they navigate this momentous time in their lives. I look forward to working with you and your children!
Sara R. Breen