Staff

Staff

Teacher/Director – Katrina Selawsky

  • M.Ed. Curriculum Development and Education, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Qualified as Lead Teacher, Preschool, Director II by Massachusetts EEC
  • More than 30 years experience in preschool teaching and administration
  • Bachelor of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
  • Certificate, Kodaly Center of America, Wellesley, MA
  • Katrina teaches in the Chickadee classroom.

In addition to teaching in the Chickadee classroom, the Director is responsible for all aspects of the school’s operations. She enrolls children, meets with parents, keeps records, hires and supervises staff, assists with and oversees curriculum development, offers staff training, organizes parent discussions, writes the newsletter, and generally assures the smooth operation of the school when anything else comes up. The Director spends time in each classroom on a regular basis, so that knowledge of the children’s school experience each year is first hand.

Teacher/Assistant Director – Stacey Festa

  • B.A. Early Childhood Education, Eastern Nazarene  College, Quincy, MA
  • Qualified as Lead Teacher, Preschool, Director I by Massachusetts EEC
  • More than 20 years experience in preschool teaching and administration
  • Stacey teaches in the Nuthatch classroom.

Teachers are responsible for curriculum development, planning, and the supervision of children in their classrooms. They develop individualized instructional methods, create and maintain the classroom environment, and communicate with parents. In addition to time spent in the classrooms with the children, each teacher spends long hours in team meetings developing curricula and maintaining records on each child’s growth and development in school. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, the Assistant Director helps the Director in overseeing the daily operations of the program as required, and serves as a resource and mentor to other teachers.

Support Teacher – Elaine Beguerie

  • Qualified as Lead Teacher, Preschool, Director I by Massachusetts EEC
  • More than 30 years experience in preschool teaching and administration

Not assigned a specific classroom, the support teacher helps in the classrooms as needed, offering project support and opportunities for small group development. The support teacher also serves as a substitute teacher when necessary.

Teacher – Barbara Lapal

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
  • Qualified as Lead Teacher, Preschool Massachusetts
  • EECCertification in Elementary Education, Massachusetts
  • More than 30 years experience in public and private kindergarten and preschool teaching
  • Barbara teaches in the Goldfinch classroom.

Teacher – Anne Regnier

  • Experienced Teacher, Preschool through Primary Grades
  • Responsive Classroom Consulting Teacher, Northeast Foundation for Children, Turners Falls, MA
  • M.Ed. Consultant Teacher of Reading, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • B.S. Elementary Education, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Anne teaches in the Goldfinch classroom.

Teacher – Carla Griffin

  • Qualified as Lead Teacher, Preschool, by Massachusetts EEC
  • More than 10 years experience in preschool teaching
  • Carla teaches in the 2 day Chickadee classroom.

Teacher – Kim Osborne

  • Qualified as Teacher, Preschool, by Massachusetts EEC
  • Experienced Teacher, Preschool
  • Kim teaches in the 3 day Chickadee classroom.

Teacher – Kayla Barrows

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
  • Qualified as Teacher, Preschool, by Massachusetts EEC
  • Experience in public and private primary grade and preschool teaching
  • Kayla teaches in the Nuthatch classroom.
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