Leadership Team

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kristen mansharamani

Founder and Executive Director 
J.D. Harvard Law
B.A. Yale  Ethics, Politics and Economics
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Sherla Collymore-Phillips

Curriculum Supervisor
B.A. Literature, Linguistics, Sociology, University of the West Indies
Montessori Teacher Certified, Preprimary and Elementary
20+ years teaching - high school, middle school, k/pre-k

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stephen putnam

Senior Curriculum Consultant
B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6 and 6-9
Senior NEMTEC Instructor
25 years Management, Teacher Training, Curriculum Development and Teaching

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Geraldine Rapela

Integrative Services Director
B.S. Occupational Therapy
M.S. Allied Health
20+ Years Experience

Administration

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Suzanne O'Neil

Operations and Marketing
B.A. P.R. and Organizational Communication, Suffolk University
M.P.A. Northeastern University, Policy and Management
20+ years in Administration, Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications

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Samantha laboy

Admissions and Enrollment
 Fluent Spanish
10 years experience in HR and Admissions

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Karla Oceguedo

Administrative Assistant

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Roberto Reyes

Property Manager
15 years in Carpentry, Maintenance and Facilities
 

teaching faculty

Elementary Teachers

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will hatcher

Lead Elementary Teacher
Montessori Teacher Trained Elementary
State of MA Teacher Certified
B.A. Swanee: University of the South
Conversant Mandarin
7 years teaching

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johanna gittleman

Elementary Teacher
B.A. Tufts University
Conversant French
2 years teaching

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Jenn WAgner

Elementary Assistant
B.S. Arts Management, Franklin Pierce University
5 years teaching

Meredith Baez

Elementary Afternoon Assistant
Student at University of Massachusetts Boston, Early Childhood Education

Preprimary Teachers

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ana marban lorenzo

Preprimary Assistant and Montessori Intern
Montessori Teacher Trained 

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austin matte

Preprimary Teacher
Montessori Teacher Trained
B.S. Stonehill College
Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education
5 years teaching

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dounia kabBaj

Preprimary Co-Lead and Arabic Teacher
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
B.A. Suffolk University
Native Arabic and fluent French
6 years teaching

 

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judy cavanaugh

Preprimary Co-Lead Teacher
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher and Director II
B.A. Salem State College
30+ years teaching

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Natalia sesma-lopez

Preprimary Co-Lead Teacher
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
B.A. Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente
Native Spanish, Basic Italian, Beginner French
9 years teaching

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Rachel zhang

Preprimary Co-Lead Teacher
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
State of MA Lead Early Childhood Teacher Certified
M.A Gordon College
Native Mandarin, Conversant Korean
6 years teaching

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Sara Gong

Preprimary Co-Lead Teacher
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
B.A. Normal School, Jilin Province, China
6 years teaching

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Dan Scranton

Preprimary Afternoon Teacher (300 Cambridge)
B.A. University of Massachusetts Boston, Anthropology
5 years teaching

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 Lila Boutaghou

Preprimary Afternoon Teacher (300 Cambridge)
2 years teaching

 

Jenn Wagner

Preprimary Art and Drama Lead
B.S. Franklin Pierce University, Arts Management

 

Meredith Baez

Preprimary Art and Drama Assistant
Student at Mass Boston, Early Childhood Education
2 years teaching

Early Preschool Teachers 

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shawnta carson

Early Preschool Lead Teacher
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
M. Ed. Emmanuel College
B.A. University of Tennessee
Fluent in Portugese and Mandarin, Beginner German
12 years teaching

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Yi-ting Lee

Early Preschool Teacher
M. Ed. University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst
Proficient Mandarin
5 years teaching

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aissata kaba

Afternoon Teacher
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
3 years teaching

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camille swagerty

Afternoon Teacher
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst
4 years teaching

Toddler Teachers

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ella bessmer

Assistant Toddler Teacher
B.A. in English
Beginner-Intermediate Mandarin
3 Years Teaching

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Janet Mejia

Toddler Lead Teacher
Infant-Toddler Montessori Certified
State of MA Infant, Toddler and Preschool Licensed
Native Spanish
10 years teaching

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Lisa Khalil

Toddler Teacher
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
A.S. Mass Bay Community College
Fluent in Basic Spanish and Farsi
4 years teaching

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ELIZABETH "LIZ" HAMEL

Toddler Lead Teacher
Montessori Infant Toddler Certified
M.A. Tufts University, Child Development
B.A. Emmanuel College, Psychology
5 years teaching

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REGINA "GIGI" PETERSON

Lead Infant Toddler Teacher
Montessori Infant Toddler Certified
State of MA Early Childhood Lead Teacher
B.A. Eastern Nazarene College
11 years teaching

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Sulaf Hussein

Toddler Teacher
Early Childhood Teacher Certified
A.S. Bunker Hill Community College
Fluent in Kurdish and Arabic
5 years teaching

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Aissata Kaba

Afternoon Teacher
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
3 years teaching

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Camille Swagerty

Afternoon Teacher (Province St)
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst
4 years teaching

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Kaitlyn McDonough

Afternoon Teacher (Province St)
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified

Infant Teachers

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Sandy Krauss

Lead Infant Teacher
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher and Director II
A.S. Mass Bay Community College
24 years teaching

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Kaitlyn McDonough

Infant Teacher
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified

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Keekee Lucas

Infant Teacher
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
B.A. Psychology, Cambridge College
3 years teaching

Language Teachers

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Ana Marban Lorenzo

Spanish Teacher
Montessori Teacher Trained

 

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Dounia Kabbaj

Arabic
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
B.A. Suffolk University
Native Arabic and fluent French
6 years teaching

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Lila Boutaghou

Arabic
Two years teaching 

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Janet Mejia

Spanish
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
State of MA Infant Toddler Lead Teacher Certified
Native Spanish
10 years teaching

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Natalia Sesma-Lopez

Spanish
Montessori Teacher Certified, Ages 3-6
State of MA Early Childhood Teacher Certified
B.A. Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente
Native Spanish, Basic Italian, Beginner French
9 years teaching

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Vicky Lo

Mandarin
State of MA Certified Mandarin Teacher
Certificate of Education, University of Hong Kong
Native Mandarin
11 years teaching

Music Teaching Staff

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Barbara Brousal-Glaser

Music Teacher, Preprimary
B.A. Amherst
Certified "Music Together" Teacher
9 years teaching

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Olivia Perez collellmir

Music Teacher, Elementary
Bachelor of Music, Berklee College of Music
B.A. Philosophy, University of Barcelona, Spain
10 years teaching