STAFF BIOGRAPHIES 2014-2015

Laureen Raftes, Site Coordinator.

 Mrs. Raftes has served as Site-Coordinator, for the past ten years, at the Lowell Extended Day Program, here in Watertown. .  This is her second year as Site-Coordinator at Cunniff Elementary. Her commitment is to provide High Quality After School Programming for children attending Watertown Public Schools. Mrs. Raftes received  BFA  undergrad and graduate degrees, and in the past two years, Extensive Professional Development and Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education , from Mass Bay Junior College, Spring 2013 and Bunker Hill Community College, Winter 2015.


Returning Staff:

Deanna Gaumond, Instructional Assistant

Deanna  is a student at Lesley University, working on her Master in Early Childhood Education ,and received her Bachelor of Science from Worcester State College in 1996.



Josephine Delaney, Before School Coordinator. Bio coming soon

Amy Dempsey,Lead Teacher

Amy 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.



Jennifer Park, Instructional Assistant

Jennifer  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.This is Jen's second year at the Cunniff Extended Day Program.


Karen Bloomer, Instructional Assistant

Karen 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 third year at the Cunniff Extended Day.



Laurie Walsh, Lead Teacher

Laurie 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 third year at the Cunniff Extended Day Program



New Staff:

Alaina Antonelli, Instructional Assistant. Bio coming soon


Marion Petkiewich, Building Monitor. Bio coming soon

Stephanie Ciccarelli, Before School Building Monitor. Bio coming soon.

Molly Munger, High School Aide. Bio coming soon