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Commonpoint Queens Hires New Director of Early Childhood Education

Anna Cassar Director of Sam Field Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education’s top transfer story! Anna Cassar has joined the team at Commonpoint Queens as Director of their Sam Field Center’s Early Childhood Education Center.

Anna has more than 30 years of experience working in early childhood education. She is committed to creating a strong, educational program in Commonpoint Queens’ wonderful school where unbiased, strong moral values, sound foundational skills, play with a purpose, and family engagement is always the focus.

Prior to joining Commonpoint Queens, Anna worked at Temple Beth El of Great Neck in various capacities and was the Summer program director for 22 years. She was an integral part of the program achieving NAEYC accreditation and ongoing reaccreditation.

“We are very excited to welcome Anna to the team at Commonpoint Queens. Her reputation and commitment to excellence are well known among her peers, thousands of students, and their families. Anna has completely committed to furthering the education and growth of all children in her care with the highest quality standards. She has devoted more than 30 years to working in education with young children and their families and we are thrilled that she is bringing her experience and passion to Commonpoint Queens. ” said Mitch Karpp, Associate Vice President, Youth Education Services.

Anna attended Hofstra University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and two Master’s degrees in Elementary Education and in Early Childhood Special Education.

Anna resides in Long Island where she has lived since she was 12. Born in Santa Monica, California, she believes her west coast roots inspire her perspective and flexible spirit. She is the mother of 2 boys: a recent college graduate and a college senior. They provide her a source of abundant pride that fuels her daily efforts.

Anna shared, “I am very excited to be part of an organization as respected as Commonpoint Queens. It is my commitment to serve the community by offering a preschool experience for children and their families that celebrates diversity, creativity, and kindness. These are the values that are embedded within a rich, child-centered curriculum. I believe in providing our youngest learners with opportunities to investigate and to express themselves through meaningful play–where play is not separate from learning. We embrace the value that children have the greatest potential and desire to explore, construct, and learn.”


More About Commonpoint Queens

Commonpoint Queens is a social services organization that meets the diverse and evolving needs in the borough of Queens —a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to find support, access opportunities, and build connections to the community throughout their lives.