Meet the Staff

“Children, Children, it’s time to…..”

If you visit The Children’s Nursery School you might hear this phrase being sung throughout our courtyard by a dynamic teaching team who absolutely love children. 

Resa Jones
Lead Teacher

Resa has been caring for children for 28 years in various capacities.  She joined CNS as a coop family in 2005, and served as the Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees before transitioning into the Assistant Teacher role in 2011.  In 2019, Resa was hired as our Lead Teacher.  Resa is a kind and calming presence in the classroom, and guides the children towards their best selves.  She brings her knowledge of American Sign Language, Spanish and music education to the CNS program to the delight of children and parents alike.  Her commitment to teaching has her completing continuing education credits each year while maintaining volunteer schedules throughout the community.

When she isn’t at CNS Resa manages a busy Inn in Ocean Park, Maine.  For some fun, she and her two boys love to go skiing and indoor rock climbing.  


Mary Tobin
Teacher’s Aide

Mary, a mother of two young girls, joined the CNS family in 2018 upon her oldest daughter’s enrollment. Time spent volunteering in the co-op classroom, as well as serving as Board Trustee, prompted Mary’s desire to take a more active role in the CNS community. She was hired as  the Teacher’s Aide in 2020. Along with a dedication to supporting each child’s unique learning journey, she brings more than 20 years experience working with children in various roles.


Cholla Foote
Pedagogical Director (beginning August 1, 2020)

Bio coming soon!


Megan Quirk
Director of Operations

Megan is the former Board Chair of CNS, and her two children are recent CNS alumni.  She holds a BS in Accounting and Management from the Stern School of Business at NYU, and an MPP in Public Policy & Nonprofit Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at USM.  Megan works behind the scenes with the teachers and staff to ensure CNS runs smoothly, so we can continue to provide high-quality early childhood education that is accessible and available to all children.