Carrie Angelo took on the role of Co-Lead Teacher for the Preschool Program in 2017. Carrie’s history with the Co-op actually began when her oldest child became a Co-op student. All three of Carrie’s children attended the school, and in 2015 Carrie became an assistant in our Pre-Kindergarten Program. In 2016 she added co-leadership of the Extended Day Programs. Carrie’s educational background is in social work, and her heart for service led her to a first career in that field, with a B.A. in Social Work, and as an LCSW. Her experience in behavioral assessments and implementing behavioral planning are instrumental in creating the best environment possible for our students. Carrie has a warm disposition and sunny energy, which she showers on children in her care, whether in groups or while one-on-one. She is always up for a fun activity or game, and loves to facilitate the children as they explore the answers to their questions about the world. Carrie’s class and curriculum are designed with love of the outdoors and a focus on building children’s social relationships as a foundation for lifelong learning. Carrie and her family live in Framingham, where she maintains an active role in her children’s educations with participation in the PTO.
Lisa Tess Lisa found the Co-op after several years of searching for a Preschool that aligned with her desire for a family-centered, play-based educational model, and became a Co-Lead Teacher for our Preschool Program in 2017. Her education includes a B.S. in Human Services. For six years, Lisa taught as an assistant at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Preschool in Groton, CT. She has also volunteered in violence prevention community education; a role that focused on curriculum development for conflict resolution and appropriate expression of emotion in early childhood. Lisa’s passion is in enriching the educational experiences of children by nurturing their natural love of learning, and honoring their individuality. She believes that this is what young children need to reach their fullest potential, and she seeks to find the best in each child she teaches. Lisa finds children learn best through play, and being allowed to be children, so her class and curriculum are designed with that in mind. Her favorite quote is this, “You never stand so tall as when you stoop to help a child.” Lisa lives with her family in Littleton, MA.