Lori Warner, Assistant Director & Curriculum Coordinator, Contoocook
I have worked for the CFDC since the day we opened back in 2001 progressing from assistant teacher in the preschool classroom, to lead teacher in the preschool classroom, to my current roles of assistant director and curriculum coordinator. I graduated from NHTI in 1999 with an associate’s degree in early childhood education, Phi Theta Kappa, and received the President’s Award for Excellence. Currently, I take coursework each semester as I work toward a bachelor’s degree in ECE through Granite State College.
My passion is facilitating children’s learning, ages 0 through 5, through experiential education. My classroom goals are to co-inquire and reflect with the teachers about their observations of children in their play; to help them create meaningful and relevant experiences for children that are integrated, on-going and evolving; to model for and support teachers in making children’s learning visible. Coaching and mentoring college students is an awesome responsibility and one that potentially affects countless children and families. I feel honored to be a part of this inspiring community.
At home, I am the office manager for my husband’s small and local business of 26 years, Warner Construction Company. Although we are empty-nesters, my husband and I enjoy cruising on our Harley, gardening, and spending lots of time with our close-knit and ever-growing family.
Cameron Hamel, Program Assistant, Gilmanton
I earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from New England College with a minor in education in 1999. After working for the Concord Monitor for eight years and with Including Samuel, I found my home at the Child and Family Development Center in 2009.
My favorite part of each day is getting to greet the families, children and staff. I love helping out in classrooms, getting lost in paperwork, and organizing everything!
Outside of the center, I have multiple part time jobs helping neighbors, the local public school and friends. I spend as much time as possible with friends and family including my son, Patrick. I have a weakness for sweet tea and anything mint; and love reading, walking, the outdoors, and singing to the radio.