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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.

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.

Meggie Burns, 3rd-5th Grade Site Director she/her/hers Contact Meggie

Meggie grew up in the small Connecticut town of Simsbury where she grew up playing soccer, hiking, and doing just about anything outdoors. Meggie has her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, VT and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (specifically K-12) at Lesley University. Meggie is passionate about destigmatizing mental health and empowering students to process their emotions in healthy ways. Meggie has worked at ABC for the past year supporting students during virtual learning, as a teacher in the afterschool setting, and maintaining the community garden plot across the street! When not working, you can find Meggie gardening in her backyard, knitting, hiking with her dog Leddy, or diving into her latest coursework.

Molly Covarrubias, CIT Coordinator she/her/hers Contact Molly

Molly is so excited to be a part of the family! She is a Jewish Mexican Queer educator who wants to spread her love for physical movement and sports accessibility as she is going into her last year of her Masters in Education program where she is studying to be a Physical Education teacher. She can’t wait to meet the community and learn new skills and games together!

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.

Teaching Staff

Anastasia Wade she/her/hers

Anastasia Wade of Boston, MA began her training in elementary school training in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop at a Boston-based dance studio. She received her B.A. in Dance and a minor in Business administration from Salem State University. She is currently a member of the professional Boston-based dance crew Phunk Phenomenon. Anastasia loves to teach and has aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and choreographer. Anastasia has a passion for dance that runs deep and she loves sharing her gifts with others.

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!

Emily Bennett she/her/hers

Emily Bennett is a rising junior at Wesleyan University where she studies math and computer science. Outside of the demanding life of college academics, Emily loves to work on her personal fitness- you can almost never find her without her running shoes on! Emily is also passionate about creative writing, dancing, and making music on her piano and her French Horn. Above all, Emily loves to teach. She runs a private tutoring business, works as a calculus TA, and has mentored children at summer camps since she was 14. She is an earnest proponent of radical kindness and always incorporates this mentality into her teaching- she hopes to set an example of kindness and empathy for all her students!

Eric McGowan he/him/his

Eric is a Somerville, MA resident who has been undergoing temporary dissociative breaks from reality (also known as “acting”) for almost 30 years. Since graduating from Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, Eric has enjoyed teaching children around the Greater Boston area, primarily at Hastings Elementary School in Lexington MA, acting as their head performing arts teacher. He also had the chance to work with Kidstock Creative Theatre in Winchester, MA and Umbrella Center For The Arts in Concord, MA in similar roles. In the past year, he also reached out to the parents of several former students and independently ran weekly virtual drama groups, as well as putting on a Zoom production of “A Christmas Carol” this last December. Eric’s primary goal as a drama teacher, whether virtual or in person, has always been the expansion of children’s creativity and self-confidence through both improvisational games and more structured rehearsals and performances. After every class, rehearsal, or performance, his hope for each participant, especially those who are trying drama for the first time, is that they have discovered a new skill and greater assurance within themselves.

Evan Caldwell he/him/his

Evan was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He is new to Boston and a recent graduate of Bennington College where he studied drama, music, and anything else they would let him (from conspiracy theories to coral reef biology!). Evan is passionate about accessibility and inclusivity in the arts, and wants to continue pursuing those goals here in Boston. He loves playwriting, dogs, pastelitos, the Atlantic Ocean, and singing silly songs with his bandmates. Evan got his start in children’s theater so he’s excited to work with kids again!

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.

Helen Tisserand she/her/hers

With background in film, theatre and visual arts, Helen is a Artist with a passion for creating safe creative spaces for youth to express themselves and explore their own imaginative abilities.

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!

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.

Morgan Gredenius she/they

Morgan Gredenius is a recent grad of the Massart Illustration program and a multi media artist residing in Boston. She is enrolled as a grad student to earn her MAT in Art Teaching. When not working as a freelance artist she is usually cozied up with a good book or exploring the city in search of her new favorite coffee spot.

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.

Stephanie Guevara she/her/hers

Stephanie was born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts and is currently a Lesley University student working her way towards her bachelors degree in Psychology. She started out as a teacher assistant and quickly realized her passion for working with children. Through her previous experiences in music, dance, acting and journalism, she has been able to obtain many skills she hopes to share with everyone around her. On her own time, Stephanie loves books, music, pizza and coffee!

Texas Trinity they/them/theirs

Texas Trinity is a 22 year old nonbinary queer multimedia performance artist and beyond! A recent acquisition to the Maud Morgan team, Texas is living and creating in Boston, a recent graduate from MassArt with a BFA in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM). When not wandering about the city exploring and looking for materials for art, Texas can be found clowning around creating makeup looks in the comfort of their home with a cup of coffee.

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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