Una Gillis, Business Manager

The first person to greet you when you arrive at the school office will most likely be Una Gillis.  Her warm smile and Irish voice welcome everyone immediately and signal that Una can’t wait to show off the preschool that she loves.  Born in Galway and educated at St Patrick’s College of Education and University College Dublin, Ireland, Una worked as an elementary school teacher in Galway for eight years. She emigrated to the Boston area in 1994. While working at Claremont Management Corp for five years, she completed her degree in Accounting & Finance at UMass Boston in 1999 while managing payables, payroll, HR and property accounting. Una and her husband Kevin have lived in Lexington since 1998 with their four children, two girls now in college & two boys in high school. She has been active in the Bridge school, LBYH, LYL, St Brigid’s and Hayden communities for many years. She has worked at MWS since 2005, as a mother aide, certified teacher & now as the school’s business manager. We count on her to keep all our numbers straight–banking, billing, budgets & paychecks. We couldn’t function without her head for numbers or her ear for a good story.