Marilyn Hauer is the Founder of the Greentrees Country Day School and Camp. Marilyn received her Master of Science in Special Education, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. She also holds an advanced degree in Administration. For over three decades, she worked as a teacher, director and school district administrator. In 1988, Marilyn (along with her husband, Murray) decided to open a school “where children would always be happy.” Her vast experience provided Greentrees with the educational foundation that ensured a meaningful and successful pre-school experience for children. As our Founder, she set the tone and standard of education and put a strong emphasis on creativity as one of the building blocks of learning.
Owner / Executive Director
Linda Hauer, Marilyn’s daughter and the family’s third generation to be involved in education, joined Greentrees in 1989. She is now the school’s proud Owner and Executive Director, managing the day-to-day business operations and all tasks required to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience for current families as well as future ones. As a committed administrator and educator, Linda serves on many school and camp associations and is currently the co-president of Unified Private Schools. She wholeheartedly believes in the spirit of Greentrees. The dedication and enthusiastic spirit her mother Marilyn demonstrated during her nearly 30-year tenure is the same one Linda has not only embraced but is fiercely devoted to.
As our Educational Director for over 20 years, Jacquie Sanchez has been a lead teacher and program director. She holds a B.S. from C.W. Post College in Early Childhood Education as well as a Master of Science in Education from Queens College. She is certified in Nursery, Kindergarten and grades 1-6. In her role as Educational Director, Jacquie reviews the curriculum semi-annually to ensure that the programs and materials are up-to-date (in accordance with the New York State standards) and effective. She meets with the staff on a weekly basis and conducts workshops and training seminars keeping the staff current and well informed. Greentrees is very fortunate to have such a dedicated, caring, and energetic leader at our school. Her professionalism, team spirit, and enthusiasm are tremendous assets.
We Make Education Fun!
We pride ourselves in hiring and retaining a well educated and experienced staff. Our lead teachers have degrees in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Many hold a Masters Degree as well. Teachers along with our trained classroom assistant teachers are able to communicate, both verbally and non verbally, understanding the pre school age children’s needs. Our staff are empathetic to children’s emotions and are also always mindful of parent’s needs. We take pride in implementing new and innovative ways to engage children in learning.