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Perhaps the most important feature of our children’s programs is teaching staff who are caring and attentive, competent, and creative. The staff consists of full-time Site Directors and a talented group of  teachers —together a diverse collection of musicians, dancers, art educators, and more.

Meet the Program Leadership

Meet the Preschool Program Staff

Meet the School Age Program Staff

Meet the Volunteers

Program Leadership

Molly Juhlin, Director of Children’s Programs

Photo of afterschool teacher Molly JuhlinFollowing graduation from Bowdoin College with a double major in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Molly Juhlin joined the New York City Teaching Fellows and taught 1st grade in the South Bronx. She moved to Boston and began working with Jumpstart, a non-profit dedicated to early education and kindergarten preparedness. Molly was the Site Manager for the Jumpstart program based at Emerson College and she trained and supported college volunteers as they served in preschool classrooms in the Boston area.

Molly first joined the Agassiz Baldwin team as the Science and Homework specialist with the Afterschool program and an Outback Kindergarten Teacher, before becoming Co-Lead Teacher with Sacramento Street Preschool. Her role as the Director of Children’s Programs allows her to support the multiple teaching teams as they create fun and nurturing learning environments.

Molly is a lifelong runner and tries to run along the Charles River every chance she gets. After growing up in rural Kansas, she has made Cambridge home since 2008. In the summer, Molly loves exploring, spending time outside, and visiting her family in Maine. In the winter, Molly tries to find the joy in shoveling snow and enjoys cooking.

Andrea Breen, School Age Site Director

Andrea Breen, School Age Site DirectorAndrea was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts. She graduated from Wheelock College with a bachelor in Social Work and began her work in out-of-school time programming in Cambridge over three years ago. Andrea is passionate about providing inclusive programming that allows for children to confidently explore new interests while being supported both socially and developmentally.

In her free time, Andrea can be found spending time with family and friends, playing various board games, riding her bike, and attempting to replicate her mother and grandmother’s recipes.

Samantha Eaton, Early Education Site Director

Samantha Eaton v2Samantha Eaton brings over nine years of experience as an educator and administrator to the role of Early Education Site Director. She earned her BFA in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2006 and has worked with children of all ages in schools, community programs, and nonprofit programs throughout her career. While she loves teaching, Samantha discovered her skills and passions extended beyond the classroom as she began to mentor staff and provide administrative support to her colleagues. Her strengths include planning and curriculum, behavior management and creative problem solving.

Originally from Lowell, Samantha recently returned to the Boston area after spending five years living in Washington DC. In her free time, she enjoys painting, cooking and relaxing at the beach.

Ashley Yee, Registration Manager

Originally from Weymouth, MA, Ashley Yee received her B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. As an undergraduate student, Ashley worked for Jumpstart, an early education non-profit, gaining both direct service and administrative experience in preschools, local colleges, and the national office in Boston. Following graduation, Ashley worked on editorial teams at educational publishers Pearson and Cengage Learning. She continues to freelance edit and is happy to be back working with children and their families, supporting the development of high-quality programming that celebrates creativity and inclusion. She is inspired daily by the staff and teachers of Agassiz Baldwin and welcomes new families to explore the great resources ABC’s Children’s Programs and Maud Morgan Arts can provide.

Currently residing in Framingham, Ashley enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and Bassetweiler Nala. Free time is spent reading, cooking, traveling, and tackling home improvements.

Preschool Program Staff

Sarai Warsoff, Co-Lead Teacher

Sarai Warsoff is a graduate of Brandeis University with a BA in Sociology and Theater Arts. Sarai has a unique background in both early education and theater education. Last year, Sarai joined the Sacramento Street Preschool teaching team as the assistant teacher. Prior to working as the assistant teacher at Sacramento Street Preschool, Sarai was an assistant teacher at a local program that served children ages 6 months through preschool.

In the Boston area, Sarai teaches dance at Stoneham Theatre and has worked as a drama teacher at Agassiz Baldwin Community’s Afterschool. Sarai believes that all types of play are forms of drama and loves working with children because children are always unapologetically themselves. She looks forward to exploring the preschoolers’ creativity through different forms of artistic expression such as puppetry, dance, narratives, and musical instruments. When not working with children, Sarai can be found choreographing and dancing, seeing local theater, or cooking.

Alice Turkel, Co-Lead Teacher

Prior to joining the Sacramento Street Preschool lead teaching staff, Alice held art classes for toddlers and preschoolers at Maud Morgan Arts while also teaching woodworking to students from K through 5th grade. Before teaching at Maud Morgan Arts, Alice worked as a theatrical carpenter and cabinetmaker, taught weaving and woodworking, and served six terms on the Cambridge School Committee.

She holds a degree from Boston University in Woodworking and Furniture Design; while there she became certified to teach both art and industrial arts. Her family includes her husband Mitch Ryerson, known for designing and building wooden playground structures, and three children (two daughters in their early 30s and a son about to start college). Alice is looking forward to making our preschool an engaging, fun, and exciting place to make friends and start learning how great going to school can be.

School Age Program Staff

Adam Ciampi, 3rd-5th Grade Teacher

Adam-Ciampi-Teacher 2015Adam Ciampi is a recent graduate from Lesley University with a bachelor’s in mathematics and minors in both education and psychology. He represented Lesley on the baseball diamond for all four years. During his time at Lesley, Adam was able to experience a variety of classrooms, ranging from all age groups. Originally from Westford Massachusetts, Adam enjoys writing and playing music as well as playing competitive sports such as volleyball and baseball.

Allegra Fletcher, 1st-2nd Grade Teacher

Born in Boston, Allegra has also lived in New Orleans and Honduras and spent two years traveling Europe while teaching English and leading worship in Milan, Italy. Allegra manages her own Etsy shop Play Day Crafts where she sells perler bead accessories. She loves all things Italian, arts and crafts, learning and teaching languages, recording podcasts, and writing songs on guitar and piano. On most days you can find her at the Justice House of Prayer/Hilltop Church in Cambridge where she leads worship and serves as a local missionary.

Sarah Gardner, Kindergarten Teacher

Sarah-Gardner-Teacher-2015Sarah Gardner is from Holden, MA. She is in her Junior year at Lesley University studying Early Childhood Education and Child Studies with a Specialization in Early Intervention. In Fall 2014, Sarah was hired as an assistant teacher at the Sacramento Street Preschool within the Agassiz Baldwin Community as a work study position. Now Sarah works as a Kindergarten teacher at Outback Summer Program.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys acting, taking part in musicals, shopping, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Sarah is also highly interested in arts and crafts, and children’s literature.

Kaley Honeycutt, Kindergarten Teacher

Kaley Honeycutt is a graphic designer and signed musician from Orlando, Florida. She studied graphic design at Valencia College. Kaley has worked in childcare programs over the last four years through out Orlando as well as volunteered with multiple children’s organizations doing live music and events for kids including Northwest Kids, The Lovely Project, and Orlando Coalition for the Homeless. Kaley believes in encouraging creativity and self expression through music and art. In her free time she enjoys thrifting and volunteering at shows and art events around town.

Jess Leach, 3rd-5th Grade Teacher

jessicaBorn and raised in the tiny neighboring state of Rhode Island, Jessica Leach earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism at Boston University. Since then, she’s tirelessly pursued her dream of becoming a professional writer. Now, she hopes to share her passion for writing and publishing (particularly magazines) as a teacher with the Agassiz Baldwin Community.

In her free time, Jess can be found binge watching the latest Netflix craze, snuggling with her cat Frank, visiting breweries all over New England or going to as many concerts as her bank account will allow.

Hanni Morgentaler, Kindergarten Teacher

Hanni Morgentaler is from Boston, Massachusetts. She is a zesty free spirit who loves to celebrate life and live soulfully. She attended Burlington College in Burlington, Vermont and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services. She is passionate about contributing meaningfully to vibrant communities and positively influencing children to live happy and joyful lives. In her free time she enjoys creating art, photography, music, dance, music videos, and feeling zen.

K.C. Nogueira, 1st-2nd Grade Teacher

image1K.C. Nogueira is an undergraduate student at Lesley University where he studies Special Education. He was born and raised in New Jersey and spent many a summer on the beach. He has two younger brothers and a dog named Pepper, whom he loves very much. He also loves music (of all genres) and is probably air-drumming along to his favorite song right now. When K.C. is not at Afterschool, he can probably be found riding his skateboard, studying, or watching the Food Network. This is his first year at ABC and he is really excited for what’s ahead!

Shrija Sriram, Kindergarten Afterschool Coordinator

Shrija SriramShrija Sriram found the Agassiz Baldwin Community through her internship at the Sacramento Street Preschool. Originally from Chicago, Shrija moved to Cambridge when she began her undergraduate studies at Lesley University. She graduated from Lesley University in May with a degree in child studies and education. In her spare time, Shrija enjoys reading outside and exploring various areas of nature around Boston

Sasha Wolf, 1st-2nd Grade Teacher

Sasha is excited to be back at Agassiz for another year! Born and raised in the Boston area, she is currently pursuing a Masters of Education at Lesley University with a focus on Elementary/Special Ed. Sasha’s favorite choices/clubs include Project Runway (fashion design), Edible Science (cooking), and Floor Hockey. She speaks Russian and French in addition to English, and loves learning new languages and sharing them with others. Sasha also enjoys longboard skateboarding, soccer, ice hockey, and reading/collecting antique books.

Volunteers (School Year)

Ellen Kramer, Cooking with Kids

Ellen Kramer, LWN VolunteerDr. Ellen Kramer volunteers with the Kindergarten Afterschool as part of Living Well Network’s Cooking With Kids program. Dr. Kramer wants the students to learn that making your own food is fun, yummy, and something every kid can do. While slicing, stirring, grating, sautéing, and tasting, Dr. Kramer and the students enjoy many opportunities to talk about where food comes from. They also make occasional outings to the nearby community garden to see foods growing. Dr. Kramer is a registered dietitian with over thirty years experience in the fields of nutrition and epidemiology, as a consultant, lecturer, and researcher.

Annette Needle, Cooking with Kids

Annette with kidsAnnette Needle loves to cook and share her love of cooking and good food. A retired social worker and health care consultant, Annette spends her time with her three granddaughters, supporting her husband Peter’s financial planning practice, and traveling. Through cooking, Annette relaxes, creates, and takes care! Annette brings to Cooking With Kids lessons she has learned in cooking classes in France, Italy, Vietnam, and right here at home, along with her experimental and creative approach to creating simple, but good food. Annette loves how excited the kids become when a dish that the kids expected to be a disaster because of the ingredients turns out to be a true winner!

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