Darcy Cutter

Preschool Fours Teacher

Darcy Cutter has been a member of the World Academy family since 1986. Darcy is a graduate of Hesser College and holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her career, she has taught Older Infants, Toddlers, Preschool 3s and Preschool 4s, as well as school-age Summer Camp. Darcy is CPR and First Aid Certified, and has been a member of our Yearbook Committee, Safety Committee, and currently the Summer Camp Committee.

Darcy is a lifelong resident of Nashua and currently makes her home here with her husband of 16 years, Steve. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, calls the ocean her “happy place”, enjoys photography both personally and professionally, scrapbooking, walking, and “yard saleing” for treasures for her classroom! Darcy’s favorite time of year is Summer, and she cheers on the New England sports teams, especially the Patriots!

Darcy believes that a developmentally-appropriate, hands on classroom provides the best learning experiences for the Preschool child. This practice looks at the whole child as an individual and assesses and builds on the child’s needs and abilities, thus allowing the child to learn at his/her own pace. Each child is a unique person, and while teachers provide the foundation for learning, all children should be free to explore their surroundings and actively participate in activities their own way, giving them the chance to learn by doing. Children should also be given the opportunity to learn from teachable moments that occur in their daily routines, whether through their own actions or those of their peers. Darcy values a great communication base with parents to help reach these goals within the classroom.

Darcy joined the World Academy community in 1986.

Education

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hesser College

Experience

  • 1986–Present – Parent/Co-Op Program Teacher, Preschool 3s Teacher, Preschool 4s Teacher, Older Infant Teacher, Toddler Teacher, School Age Summer Camp Counselor, After School Program Coordinator, Department Head for Toddler Program and Preschool 3s Program, World Academy
  • 1985-1986 - Classroom Assistant and Substitute Teacher, Creative Years Learning Center