Meet The Bright Future’s Team 

CHERYL CURTIS

CHERYL CURTIS

2 Year Old Classroom

BS in Elementary Education, College of St. Rose

Grad work in MS Education from New England University

Cheryl has a love of children and enjoys building confidence in their ability to learn.

She especially focuses on teaching to all of the learning differences in order to assist each child in achieving success.

ccurtis@brightfuturesllc.net

GWEN ESCHLER

GWEN ESCHLER

3 Year Old Classroom

BA Psychology Roberts Wesleyan College / MS

Education Albany State University / NYS

Certification Elementary Teacher / NYS

Certification Reading Teacher

She has spent her career teaching children & young adults to learn & grow academically. She has a passion to inspire learning.

geschler@brightfuturesllc.net

VALERIE DUTCHER

VALERIE DUTCHER

18 Month Old Classroom

Val is a retired second grade teacher, who previously taught in the Mayfield District.

She enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, reading, and traveling.

Val brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Center, and we are honored to have her.

vdutcher@brightfuturesllc.net

NYKOLE PERTELL

NYKOLE PERTELL

2 Year Old Classroom

She has a Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in Child Development, with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.

She has six years experience in Preschool, and 20 years experience in the field of childcare. She is the mother of four children and resides in Johnstown.

npertell@brightfuturesllc.net

MELANIE LATHROP

MELANIE LATHROP

4-5 Year Old Classroom

BS in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children with a Concentration in Visual Arts

MAT Certified and CPR Certified.

Melanie is a compassionate individual that is passionate about involving the Arts and creativity in her teaching.

mlathrop@brightfuturesllc.net

AMANDA INTRONE

4-5 Year Old Classroom

Amanda Introne has worked with children ranging from infant to teenage for over 20 years. 

She has run programs in Head Start, has a CNA in Nursing, and has worked as a firefighter and volunteer in an ambulance squad. 

We are very pleased to welcome her to our Four-Year-Old Classroom!

BETH HINES

18 Month Old Classroom

Several years experience in Special Education and childcare along with her creativity and enthusiasm. 

Beth is a great asset to the room and is compassionate and nurturing.