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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.

Program Leadership

Allegra Fletcher, Interim Director of Children’s Programs she/ella Contact Allegra

Allegra Fletcher is an Afro Caribbean Latina artist, educator, and community facilitator. She holds her BA from Bryn Mawr College, her EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is currently completing her Masters of Theology at Boston University School of Theology. She began her journey with the fkaABC community in 2016 as a teacher before later site directing, and is thrilled to continue working as part of a team committed to providing vibrant children’s programming. Allegra loves to sing, craft, read, drink (and spill) tea, and is best known for her fuse bead earrings.

Cory Munro Shea, Director of Maud Morgan Arts she/her/hers Contact Cory

Cory Munro Shea is a working artist and arts administrator whose artwork has appeared in several galleries across the New England area. In 2016 Shea graduated from Boston University with her masters in Arts Administration. Most recently Shea has turned her passion for interior design and vintage home decor into a side hustle, Munro Market. Participating in ‘Pop Up Shops’ around Massachusetts. When she is not coordinating artists, or creating new pieces of artwork, she can be found perusing flea markets with her family; hoarding plants and lounging with her husband and their small, wild dog, Bruin.

Jamie McCann, 1st & 2nd Grade Site Director he/him/his Contact Jamie

Jamie McCann was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He and his three brothers were all campers/afterschoolers at ABC growing up, and all loved their time here enough to come back and work whenever possible. He graduated from UMass Amherst with degrees in Communication Disorders and Jazz Guitar, and has worked with youth musical theatre groups in Cambridge, Amherst, and Hadley in pit bands and musical production. In his spare time he loves to get outside and do anything active, but isn’t averse to exploring the great indoors as well.

Eli Quinn, 3rd-5th Grade Site Director they/them/theirs Contact Eli

Eli is a visual artist currently living in Somerville, MA. Originally from Pawtucket, Rhode Island they came to Boston to study Printmaking at MassArt. Since graduating in 2015, Eli has worked as an artist assistant, printshop monitor, and art instructor working with all ages. In their personal work they also love making books & zines, painting, drawing, collage, and creating designs & show flyers for bands.

Kelsey Chaplain, Maud Morgan Arts Site Director they/them/theirs Contact Kelsey

Kelsey Chaplain is a teacher and artist living in Allston. Currently, they are the Maud Morgan Arts Afterschool Site Director at ABC. They love working with young people, writing and painting with new people at the Boston Liberation Center, and cooking food for their loved ones. Gender liberation and community power are
central to their work, ideology, and struggle.

Olivia De Lisle, Kindergarten Site Director she/her/hers Contact Olivia

Olivia grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts with her two sisters. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in Studio Art and Religion. Olivia has a passion for creativity and education and has experience working in Head Start and other Early Education programs. When she isn’t working, Olivia enjoys reading, drawing and painting, and listening to music. She is thrilled to be joining the Agassiz Baldwin Community and can’t wait to share her interests with her students and coworkers and help support a creative, inclusive, and caring community.

Stephanie Guevara, Registration Coordinator she/her/hers Contact Stephanie

Stephanie grew up in Everett, Massachusetts and has been living there since. She graduated from Lesley University with a degree in Psychology. Stephanie has worked with multiple age groups at ABC but continues to enjoy her time with Kindergarten while supporting registration. Outside of work, Stephanie loves to read, write, watch movies, and do a lot of shopping!

Teaching Staff

Alex Kalil he/him/his

To Alex, studying art/creativity is a form of uplifting spirituality~ which is to say that creating art is one method of self-discovery. He likes encouraging anyone with a creative instinct to follow their visions and is happy to help as much as he can. Ask yourself, is art play? Philosophically, art is much too serious to be taken seriously.

Anthony Laiosa he/him/his

Anthony grew up in Medford, MA and is currently living in Somerville. He graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a degree in Psychology and was a former Lead Afterschool Teacher/Co-Director for the Cambridgeport Afterschool Program Inc (CAPI). Anthony is passionate about music and writes songs under the name “YouAreTheSun”. Over the last few years he’s made use of a small studio space in Somerville where he’s also been able to learn about the recording/production aspects of writing songs. His favorite artists range from classics like The Beatles/Bowie/Beach Boys/Rolling Stones to the contemporary sounds of Japanese Breakfast/Arcade Fire/Clairo/Mitski. He hopes he can instill a life-long love of music to all Outback Campers!

Antonella Fagone she/they

Antonella currently has the pleasure of working as an expressive arts teacher at Maud Morgan Arts Afterschool in Cambridge, MA with 1st through 5th graders. She has training and experience with Montessori education, specifically as a Young Child’s Community Teacher where she also offered the Spanish immersion aspect of the program. Her roots are in Mexico and southern Italy. She has a B.A. majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Asian Religions from Wellesley College. Antonella also has a rich vocabulary in ecologically based dance ranging from her studies with Dancing Earth: global-Indigenous contemporary dance creations, to her founding and continuous development of Experimental Expressions- a free form movement & dance org created 5 years ago with the mission of connecting our minds to our body and to the earth. It was very inspired by her mother who is a Dance Movement Therapist. The workshops have always been free for everyone on the basis of dance as a human right. Antonella is honored to be around the intuition of the children and feels humbled by them in the reciprocity of learning that transpires, as well as enjoying the magic of everyday life that children effortlessly see. She believes in food sovereignty for all and in the movements of indigenous peoples globally. She knows that freeing the land, freeing the people, and freeing our minds to uplift creativity and true wellness are interconnected processes. She likes to ‘think globally, and act locally’.

Colin Harvey he/him/his

Colin is a painter and educator interested in how art making and community dialog can enrich shared spaces. Colin graduated from RISD in 2021 with a degree in painting. Since then he has been pursuing both a teaching and painting practice. When he is not painting he is spending time outside and practicing circus skills such as juggling.

Danielle Dominguez she/her/hers

Danielle is the piano teacher here at fka Agassiz Baldwin Community. She teaches different methods of music theory and music genres including classical, jazz and rock. She’d be delighted to help your child flourish in musicianship.

Drew Hyland he/him/his

Drew is a lifelong Cambridge resident who has grown up playing sports. He loves being someone who is able to introduce anyone to living a healthy active lifestyle.

Evan Caldwell he/him/his

Evan is a teacher, writer, musician, and artist from Miami. He graduated from Bennington College where he studied community engagement through the arts with an emphasis on accessibility in theater. Evan is passionate about cooking, music, plants, dogs, and the power of silliness and kindness as educational tools! He also manages facility projects at 20 Sacramento St.

Gustavo Barceloni he/him/his

Gustavo Tavares Barceloni is a Brazilian-American ceramic artist promoting working class power through illustrative tableware, installations, and community-based projects. His activism and art is dedicated towards securing a future free from capitalism.

Harmandeep Singh he/him/his

Harmandeep is a graduate of UMASS Boston with a degree in English and German Studies. His passions include music (playing the guitar, very badly), translating German poems, and watching crime shows from 70s and 80s.

Ixander Garfinkle she/her/hers

Ixander is a student at Suffolk University in her senior year graduating in May 2023 with Bachelors in Studio Arts and minor in Education. She lives in Worcester MA, basically grew up there and was born in Brooklyn, NY. She’s always had a creative lifestyle, always loved art and wants to continue that as her career and pass off creativity to our youth! I am excited to be part of the teaching team and looking forward to a wonderful year.

Jules Wyse she/her/hers

Working in childcare for the last decade, Jules Wyse specializes in creative art projects for elementary school aged children. Jules’ passions are illustration, design and fostering the artistic creativity of all children!

Laura Fusco she/her/hers

Laura is a recent graduate from Lesley University with a BFA in photography and design minor. She comes from a mythical place called New Jersey but has recently moved to the Boston area with excitement to discover herself and her passions. Working with children and communities all her life, she is excited to continue growing her strengths in childcare. What started as an internship with Maud Morgan Arts has flourished into a position with the kindergarten team 5 days a week. When she’s not at ABC, you can find her swing dancing, cooking in the kitchen, watching a good movie or show, and playing some video games.

Margot Chisholm she/her/hers

Margot Chisholm is a 23 year old writer, printmaker, zinemaker, weaver, baker, and human bean. She grew up in Providence, RI and attended college in Middlebury, Vermont where she majored in biochemistry but preferred taking art and writing courses. She has been an artist in residence, a sourdough baker, a research assistant, and a camp counselor. She is greatly looking forward to sharing her passion for art and creating with the younger generation in her role at ABC. She moved to Brookline, MA after college and adopted her cat Ash from a shelter in Brockton. If she is not writing/printmaking/zinemaking/weaving/baking you can probably find her cuddling said cat named Ash and watching a cartoon/animated tv show like Tuca and Bertie, Bob’s Burgers, or Avatar the Last Airbender.

Micah Smith he/him

Micah is a 19 year old student at UMass Boston working towards a degree in Psychology. He lived most of his life in Westford, MA, and now lives in Plymouth, MA. He volunteered for a few different children’s programs during high school which led him to realize how much he loves working with kids. In his spare time, he enjoys producing music, watching movies, and spending with his family and his dog Boo.

RoseLove Joseph she/her/hers

Before moving to this position here as an afterschool teacher, RoseLove was the youth program coordinator and group leader at Lena Park Community Center where she created enriching programs for both local and non-local underserved youth in the community that involved anything between arts, health and wellness, STEM, music and more! She was also their after school teacher during the school year where she created fun lesson plans, facilitated team building activities, and participated in all the fun! Working with children is one of RoseLove’s great passions and she’s happy to explore new ways to create the best environment for learning, playing, and creativity. She also has a three year old daughter who keeps her stimulated with vibrancy, so she’s constantly creating an atmosphere for her to expand and experiment. RoseLove believes that one of the best things is looking through the eyes of a child and being in wonder and awe of all the beautiful things this life could bring. And with that being said, she looks forward to learning and growing with your scholar!

Rebeckah Zora she/her/hers

Rebeckah has completed her class for her Bachelor’s degree in English, with a Drawing minor from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in December of 2021 and is awaiting her diploma to come in the mail. Rebeckah has always enjoyed connecting with children, especially over creative pursuits and interests. Adding fuel to the dreams of the future fills her with joy and a sense of purpose. She has always found that asking children questions and listening intently goes a long way towards motivating kids to aspire to be whoever they want to be. Before joining our team, she worked and volunteered for many local children’s programs near her hometown of Wareham. These included serving her church’s Vacation Bible School as a Co-Craft Director and acting as a Junior Camp Counselor for a camp that she attended as a child. Her specialty lies primarily in the visual arts, like crafts, painting and drawing activities along with dabbling in the field of gardening. In her free time, she enjoys admiring nature, spending time with friends and family along with reading novels, comics and creating her own manga, a Japanese style comic series, which she plans to start as a web comic

Ruby Riley-Jackson she/they

Ruby is a 21 year old student from Somerville, MA, taking time off to explore mindful living and Buddhist practices. Her goal is to create a space for children where freedom of expression thrives and imaginations run wild. She plans to support the Agassiz Baldwin community through inclusivity, creativity, and loving-kindness. In her free time, Ruby explores the outdoors, meditates, reads, listens to music, and paints.

Sebastian Newman he/him/his

Sebastian has been part of our afterschool teaching community since 2016 as a teaching assistant. This fall he officially joined the teaching team as an afterschool teacher.

Sid Sanderell she/her/hers

Sid is from Northampton, Massachusetts but currently attends Lesley University to get a degree in early childhood education. Through many years of working with children, she has developed a strong passion for helping our children learn and grow! She strives to create a community of learners that nurtures growth in a positive, fun environment. In her free time you can usually find her at Trader Joe’s or listening to Taylor Swift!

Yuchi Jou she/her/hers

Yuchi Jou received her BFA in Art Education and Ceramics in 2021 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Yuchi’s student teaching internship at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School taught her to believe that equity is essential to an inclusive and safe learning environment where children can express their own qualities of empathy and compassion. Her desire is also to help children connect to their artistic side and curiosity. In her art practice, her work uses a variety of hand build techniques with clay to explore concepts of female empowerment, memory, and identity. She also experiments with using mixed media with clay as tool to make conceptual abstract sculptures.

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