Meet Mrs. Chester
September 3, 2020 | Dorota Chester
My name is Dorota Chester. I became part of the MSS community when one of my 3 sons began school at Mustard Seed in 2001, and found the place where my family loves. I graduated Warsaw’s University in Poland with the degree of Early Childhood Education K-3. 31years ago, I started my teaching career in Poland in a first grade class! When all of my 3 sons attended Mustard Seed School, I started to volunteer. In 2012, I was happy to start being an assistant teacher in the first grade. This year I will be assisting in both the Sun and Moon class! My role also includes being the P.E. teacher for the first grade. My family and I like to travel the East Coast and enjoy being together. I’m looking forward to another year in the first grade!
Assistant Teacher, Preschool Trees
Dorota Chester has been a member of the Mustard Seed School community for almost two decades, first as a parent and volunteer and then a staff member. Her love for education started when she was a child in Poland and participated in the national scout organization, in which she quickly gained a leadership position. After pursuing an education degree over 30 years ago, she taught children from first to third grades.
When she moved to the United States, Ms. Chester’s passion for teaching continued. She taught at a Polish supplementary school during the week and on Sundays taught religion classes at a local church. When her first son attended Mustard Seed, she saw the passion of the staff and joined them as a volunteer for the many years that her three sons were students. In 2011, the opportunity arose for her to become a full time first grade teacher at Mustard Seed and she jumped at the chance.
During her time off, Ms. Chester can be found at the beach, swimming, and biking. She enjoys sports and spent many years shuttling her boys to sports practices and games. She loves to cook, especially stuffed cabbage, pierogies, and cucumber soup.