Assistant Director/Lead Teacher
I have been working with children since I was 13 years old. I love the wonder you see in children’s eyes as they learn. I believe that young children learn best through active play and experience. When I toured the Barn with my children, I walked out the door saying that if I could design my own school, it would be the Barn. I love the philosophy, the school environment and the way the teachers interact with the children. After my twins enrolled in the program in September 2016, I was even more impressed with the staff. They focused on teaching the whole child, not just the skills of math, reading, science and art. I was thrilled to be asked to join the team as an Assistant Teacher in 2017 and have continued to be impressed by the dedicated and talented teachers.
After graduating from Gettysburg College with a BA in Psychology, I moved to Boston and began working for a company that provided backup childcare called ChildrenFirst. Working with different children every day gave me insight on how to connect with children, even on a short one-day visit. After ChildrenFirst was bought by Bright Horizons I was promoted from Lead Teacher to Director and worked as a director for Bright Horizons for 7 years, first in their back up centers and then in their full-time child care centers in the suburbs. While working I earned my Masters in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University.
After my twins were born I stayed home with them and became active in the Acton community. I volunteer as the Craft Hour Coordinator for the Acton Boxborough Family Network . I have served on the board of the Barn as the Extended Day Coordinator and as a member of the Membership Committee.