Haddam Cooperative Nursery School Teachers

Marsha Brielmann, HCNS Head Teacher

Marsha Brielmann, Head Teacher
Marsha has been a teacher at the Haddam Cooperative Nursery School since 1975 and is the teacher for the three and four-year-old classes. She is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University (1974) with a B.S. degree in elementary education and a minor in art education. She received her M.S. in art education in 1983. Residing in Haddam since 1973, with her husband and five daughters, she is a member of the Haddam Junior Woman’s Club and the Haddam Literary Society. As do all of the teachers at the Cooperative, she is CPR and Multi- Media Standard First Aid certified. She is also a member of the Middlesex Council of Early Childhood Personnel.


Edie Rochette, Founder
Edie started the nursery school in her house in 1967 and then brought it to the Haddam Congregational Church in 1968. When the Co-op was established in 1968, Edie became the teacher’s aide and has been with HCNS ever since. Edie has taken advanced first aide courses, teacher’s aide courses and has worked at workshops. She is also active in several agricultural fairs, Secretary of the Northeastern Poultry Congress, and has been superintendent of the Valley Bible Sunday School. She has worked with children ranging in age from preschool to 8th grade. Edie lives in Haddam and has two sons and four grandchildren.


Raye Brookes
Raye has lived in Haddam with her husband, Mark, for the past 35 years. They have five children and four grandchildren. Raye has worked for HCNS since 2009. Her husband has worked at Haddam-Killingworth High School since 1976 as a teacher and Varsity Baseball coach. In the spring, Raye can be found working the concession stand at all home baseball games at the high school.

Tracy Sizer
Tracy has a BA in Sociology from Sacred Heart University, and has worked in various roles within the Department of Children and Families to ensure the safety and well-being of children in our state. Tracy has also worked as a care coordinator with the United Way of Connecticut, within the “Help Me Grow” and “Birth to Three” programs, as well as a teacher for HK Recreation Department’s programs for young children.