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Program Staff

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

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

Cory Munro Shea is a working artist and arts administrator residing in Cambridge Massachusetts. Her 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. Contact Cory.

K.C. Nogueira, Director of Distance Learning Support he/him/his

Born and raised in New Jersey, K.C. found the Agassiz Baldwin Community while at Lesley University where he studied Special Education. He admires the choice based program that Outback and Afterschool have to offer and loves working with youth in an Out of School Time setting. He loves music, of all genres, and is probably humming along to his favorite song right now! When K.C. is not at Afterschool, he can probably be found riding his skateboard, attending a local concert or watching hockey. Contact KC.

Jessica Leach, Registration Coordinator she/her/hers

Jess Leach was born and raised in Rhode Island and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Boston University. She joined Agassiz Baldwin Community as an afterschool teacher in 2016 and became Registration Coordinator in 2018. When she’s not working with Children’s Programs, Jess is busy writing, whether it’s for our social media or publishing our monthly newsletter, The Whistler. In all her work, she finds great joy in helping make ABC a welcoming, inclusive place for the community. In her free time, she is often reading, experimenting with vegan recipes or caring for her many houseplants. She is also an advocate for sustainability and loves to write about individual and systemic actions to combat climate change. Contact Jess.

Teaching Staff

Autumn Blazon-Brown she/her/hers

Autumn is an actor, dancer, and teaching artists from Massachusetts. She graduated from SUNY Purchase College in 2019 where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre & Performance, along with double minoring in Arts Management and Playwriting. Autumn has performed at various theatre companies in the Greater Boston Area, and was most recently seen in ‘The Old Man and The Old Moon’ at Rogers Center for the Arts. She is passionate about Theatre for Young Audiences, and has spent the past five years directing and choreographing children’s theatre at Greater Boston Stage Company; some of her favorite productions to work on have been ‘Footloose’ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. Her personal motto is “good theatre makes good people”, and aims to inspire a new generation of engaged and responsible citizens through storytelling and play.

Emily McDonnell she/her/hers

Emily Jane McDonnell, a film score composer originally from Western Australia, started playing piano at 5 years old. She has studied classical piano performance including contemporary classical as well as rock, blues and jazz. Emily holds Bachelor Degrees in Music Technology and Production from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Music Composition from Brighton University (UK). Currently she is studying her Masters of Music in Music Education and Autism at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Emily is known for her score in the film ‘Zero’ (Warner Brother Studios) as well as the scores in ‘Amazing Australia’, ‘Norway’ and ‘Killer Bird’. She is currently on board as the composer in the feature film ‘We Are Lost’.

Emily has taught piano for 7 years. Her students learn classical techniques to improve motor skills while learning rhythm and sight reading while creating their own pieces of music and playing musical games.

Emmaline Lipka she/her/hers

Emmaline Lipka was born and raised in Vermont and recently graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in painting. She loves teaching kids new forms of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Showing them that their voices can be heard in more ways than they may realize. On her own time Emmaline enjoys gardening, knitting, and cooking and is always open to trying something new!

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!

Jamie McCann he/him/his

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.

Jenna Miles she/her/hers, they/them/theirs

Jenna originally hails from a small New Hampshire town, and graduated from Lesley University with a BFA in Illustration in 2019. She is interested in engaging children with art and board games, and runs Dungeons and Dragons in the afterschool program. Jenna also enjoys drawing and reading comics, playing video games, and watering her plants.

Meggie Burns she/her/hers

Meggie Burns was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut where she grew up playing soccer and enjoying the outdoors nearly every weekend. Meggie has her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont and has always been passionate about working with kids and leading them to feel confident in their skin! When not at work, you can find Meggie hiking, camping, skiing, or doing just about anything outdoors with her goofy dog, Leddy.

Sasha Wolf she/her/hers

Sasha is excited to be back at Agassiz-Baldwin for another year! Born and raised in the Boston area, she is currently pursuing a Master’s at Lesley University with a focus on elementary special education. Sasha’s favorite clubs have included Project Runway (fashion design), Edible Science (cooking), and 7 Wonders (board game). 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.

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.

Yamile Fanfan she/her/hers

Yamile is a hardworking young woman who enjoys working with kids and is out to make every kid happy.

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