Mrs. Ricci eagerly takes on a new role at MCNS as she becomes the lead teacher for our Transitional Kindergarten. Previously, Anita taught our enrichment Yoga class. She comes with a multitude of early childhood experience including a permanent New York State certification in elementary education and a Master’s Degree in Education. Anita began her teaching career in the Hilton Central School District as a multi-age classroom teacher for 5 years. For the past 20 years, she has enjoyed raising her 3 boys and taking care of several educators children during the school year. Most recently she became certified in yoga instruction for children. She has a passion for early learning and combining the benefits of yoga into her classroom. Anita brings a personal connection to her students at MCNS as she helps them grow and learn through encouragement. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her 2 dogs, reading, yoga practice, hiking and spending time with her husband, Fred, and their three boys, Hayden, Anthony and Cole at plays/musicals as well as on the football field.