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Who's Who in East Meadow: Christine Mooney

Learning more about important people in East Meadow.

What do you do for a living? I am the Director at I have worked at Tender Shepherd for 12 years and have been the director there for three. I love when my past students who are now in come and work with me during the summer.

How are you involved with East Meadow? Besides working and being a resident of East Meadow, I am a first grade religious education teacher Debra Gordon at . I am also a member of Friends of the and you will find me at Pride Day in June with my teachers talking about our school.

What’s the best thing about East Meadow? Community Involvement at the lighting of the tree or seeing a school or baseball parade coming down Prospect Avenue.

How did you end up in East Meadow? Well a wrong turn turned into a right turn. I was living in North Merrick at the time and going to work while traveling down North Jerusalem when a detour took me down Bruce  Drive after making a few rights and lefts I saw a sign going up "House for Sale Estate." I called my husband and said I think I found our house. PS, we have lived in East Meadow for 24 years. My children went from to

What do you do for fun? I enjoy activities at East Meadow Library and enjoy the "me time" doing ZUMBA or getting my nails done at Angel Tips nail salon.

Tell me about your family? Do you have any children or grandchildren? My husband Tom is a retired New York City Detective and I raised three beautiful children. Elizabeth who just recently just got married to my wonderful son in law Michael lives in Babylon but comes to East Meadow to teach Zumba at the .

My older son Thomas and his girl friend Kerry live in East Meadow. After graduating from Old Westbury, Thomas became a steamfitter. My younger son Matthew is a college student at Nassau Community College and works at in East Meadow. I have enjoyed many sporting events with my children at East Meadow High School or at the East Meadow Baseball fields.

What are your favorite places in East Meadow? on Hempstead Turnpike,   and having a pizza delivered by .

Finish this sentence. You know you’re from East Meadow when… You give directions l by using landmarks, my school is located next to the and it's a block north of Figarelly's  behind the United Methodist Church.

June Denny January 07, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Just a note, Tender Shepherd Nursery School is located IN East Meadow United Methodist Church, not behind it. The church is very proud of Chris and our Nursery School.
Michael Ganci January 07, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Thanks for the thoughts June!
Douglas R Wood Sr January 07, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Great pick!. Chris is a wonderful person. A very hard working and dedicated person. We are very blessed to have her at Tender Shepherd and she also does so much for our church. I am sure I speak for all of us at East Meadow United Methodist church in saying "Congratulations!!"
paul January 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Good story. Great to know that she resides in East Meadow and gives back to help others as well. Keep up the good work....
Christine November 15, 2012 at 02:32 AM
I just opened up my own Nursery School in East Meadow, Called Tender Tales Nursery School Located at 123 Merrick Ave East Meadow 516 661-8451 come visit Debra Gordon and myself. We love our new School

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