James Tresner, returns as the Site Coordinator. He has a BA from Middlebury College. While at Middlebury, James served as a residential advisor, co-chaired service trips, and managed a substantial budget. After graduating, he spent two years working at Middlebury in the Student Life Division and then at the Brookline Community Foundation supporting their Youth Grantmaking Program, grant cycles, and operations. He has five summers of experience in leadership roles at camps in Rhode Island and New Hampshire.
New Staff 2012-2013
Kenneth Borter, Lead Instructor, has his BA in History and BS in Education from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Ken has three years of experience as a student teacher and substitute at the Berkshire Art and Technology Public Charter School in western Mass. Ken was a Resident Advisor at MCLA and also worked on the student activities board. Ken is an IA in the 3-5 learning support room at the Cunniff.
Jennifer Cubbellotti, Lead Instructor, has her BS in psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and is working on her Master's of Special Education at Lesley University in Cambridge. Before coming to Extended Day and beginning her Master's, Jennifer worked as a camp counselor, teaching assistant, preschool paraprofessional, softball coach, and individualized support specialist. Jennifer is a teacher at a preschool before joining us at 2:30 for Extended Day and is a licensed Preschool Teacher through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
Amy Dempsey, IA, has her BA from Bridgewater State University where she majored in English and minored in Special Education. She is currently working on her Master’s of Education at Cambridge College and spent more than a year working as a Teacher’s Assistant at a preschool in Weymouth, MA. Before joining us at 2:30, Amy is a classroom aid at a preschool in Burlington, MA.
Jennel Ericson, 1:1, has her BS in psychology from UMass Amherst as well as an MSc in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from University of Wales, Swansea. Jennel has experience as a special education paraprofessional, a personal care attendant, and as a residential counselor for adolescents with traumatic backgrounds/severe emotional concerns. She is starting work on a Master's in Special Education this fall.
Jessica Guay, Lead Instructor, has her BS in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She has more than four years of classroom experience as a student teacher, intern, and substitute. While studying at MCLA, Jessie played on the tennis team and was a member of the Dance Company.
Chenell Morris, IA, is studying music and psychology at Worcester State College. She has 3 years of experience as a Teachers Aid at an elementary school in Leominster, MA. Chenell also works as an IA at the Cunniff during the school day in the K-2 learning support room.
Jennifer Park, IA, has a BA in psychology from UMass Amherst. She also her TEFL certification and is starting her Master’s in elementary ed at UMass Boston. Before coming to Extended Day, Jennifer was a Liaison Officer to the Korean Embassy in DC and the US State Department in NY for the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and taught elementary english in Seoul.
Karen Bloomer, IA, works at Watertown High School during the school day and has also worked as a teacher’s assistant at the EDCO Collaborative. She has also worked at the Home for Little Wanders and the Gaebler Children’s Center. This is Karen's second year with Extended Day.
Martha Bouton, Lead Instructor, has a BA from UConn and a Masters of Education from Boston College, Lynch School of Education. She has completed her practicum at Arlington High School and has extensive experience tutoring and mentoring.
Anastasia Varsamis is returning as Extended Day's Building Monitor. She has served as the Courses for Kids Attendance Monitor for several years and is also now an IA during the school day at the Cunniff.
Laurie Walsh, IA, is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a BS in Medical Technology. She most recently worked at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center in Boston as well as MGH. She has volunteered at the Lowell School and has also served on the Elementary Curriculum Committee for Math, Reading and Writing and as a parent representative on the Middle School Curriculum Committee. This is Laurie's second year at the Cunniff Extended Day Program.
Matthew Webber, IA, has a BA in history with an education minor from UMass Amherst. Before joining us in Community Education, he student taught in a kindergarten classroom at the Jackson Street School in Northhampton, MA. Matthew also has experience as a camp counselor, soccer coach, and line cook. Matthew is also a school-day instructional assistant at the Cunniff in the K-2 learning support room.