THE DOLPHINS ROOM is located in the Historical Building near the PSED office

THE SHARKS ROOM is located in the Historical Building near the PSED office


Jennifer Proulx

1/2 Coordinator

Enrichment Coordinator


This is Jen’s tenth year as a PSED staff member. She has worked in our second grade room, our kindergarten room and currently is our K-2 and enrichment coordinator. Jen is a graduate of Wheelock College where she majored in Elementary Education and History. She also holds a Masters in Elementary Education from UMass Boston. Jen has been a preschool teacher and a nanny prior to coming to work with us at PSED. Jen loves all kinds of sports and also enjoys traveling, dancing and working out. She truly loves working with young children and learning new things to share with them. 




Cris Pimentel
1/2 Teacher

PSED is pleased to welcome Cristian Pimentel, better known as Cris. Cris was born and raised in Boston and is currently attending UmassBoston. He is studying business management with a concentration in Finance. In high school he worked with the St. Stephens Youth Programs. Most recently he worked at the Brimmer and May school as a extended day teacher. In addition, he worked for their summer camp as a head counselor. When he  has free time he loves to spend it with family and friends. Chris joined the teaching team in December of 2019 and he is enjoying his time here and getting to know everyone. He's looking forward to teaching the children important life lessons and how to have fun after school.

Marianne Murphy
1/2 Teacher

Marianne is another returning member of the PSED 1/2 team. Marianne grew up in Bethesda, MD. She earned a BFA in Animation from UArts in Philadelphia, PA, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA in Montpelier, VT. Marianne has worked as a camp counselor, a children's writing workshop leader, a private tutor, and a theme park mascot. Marianne has also created animations for Sesame Street. She recently published a book of writing/art prompts for reluctant readers called Your Cool Book! In her free time, Marianne dives into in all things related to children's books/illustration/media. She also enjoys hiking, drawing, writing, playing piano, cooking, and practicing aerial silks. 

This year, Marianne is looking forward to getting to know all of our PSED friends and developing some interesting activities for choice time.

Daniel McCarthy
1/2 Teacher

Daniel grew up in Wilmington, Massachusetts. He went to Northeastern University where Daniel studied Digital Art with a concentration in Photography and Video. In the past, Daniel has worked as a counselor at Ellis Memorial after school program/summer camp in Roxbury. Daniel also assisted in a first grade classroom at the Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain. Most recently Daniel worked as the Photography Specialist at Beaver Summer Camp in Chestnut Hill. Outside of work Daniel very much enjoys dancing, a passion he picked up in college after becoming part of a hip hop dance crew.

Tim Murray

1/2 Teacher

Alejandra Sivila
1/2 Teacher

Welcome back Ale to our team! Ale was born in La Paz, Bolivia. She moved to Brookline at the age of 4 and grew up here. Currently, Ale is enrolled at Lesley University to study early childhood education. Ale has worked with Devotion School’s enrichment program as a coordinator and also teacher. In Ale’s time she enjoys going to museums, taking photos, and exploring different nature spots around the city.The thing Ale is doing the most, however, is hanging out with friends, family and her dog Darwin. Ale is looking forward to so much this year at PSED! She is super excited to learn about each student, where the come from, and what they like to do. She is also excited to work with new staff and get to know Pierce!

 Rose Murphy
1/2 Teacher

Rose is from a small town in Southern New Hampshire. She recently received her BA in art therapy from Lesley University. Rose has been working with kids since she was one at 12 years old! Rose has interned at several middle schools, most recently as a director  for the Boys and Girls Club summer art camp in Concord, NH. In her free time, Rose really enjoys making time for painting, reading, and swing dance.In her first year, Rose is looking forward to having fun with so many bright energetic kids. 

Pat Donahoe
1/2 Teacher

Welcome to our newest hire, Patrick Donahoe. Pat grew up in Nazareth, Pennsylvaniaa small town in eastern PA. PAT went to Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelors in English Literature and Religious Studies. He then studied at Boston College, where he received his Masters in Theological Studies. Pat has worked with a YMCA after school program and summer camp while living in Pennsylvania. Pat loves music, he plays guitar and sings and also writes his own songs Pat loves kids and is really looking forward to getting to know all the PSED students and their families over the next few months!



Week of September 14,2020


Hello PSED Families,

PSED is currently working toward an early October opening for children who are attending in person learning at PIerce. We have recently received the OK to accept all  Kindergarteners enrolled in PSED who are doing live in person learning at Pierce. We are working on submitting all necessary paperwork to EEC and will let families know when we are able to open!


Currently, our K-2 staff have been furloughed while waiting to be called back to provide on site care for students who will be doing in person learning.  As a result, we are not currently offering any programming ( virtual or live) for this age group. we plan to phase in grades 1 & 2 as they return to in person learning. Stay tuned for details!


PSED will be offering  Virtual PSED to children in grades 3-5 ( and including 5th grade PSED graduates ) for a monthly fee. SIgn up for this program went out last Monday




Please feel free to email us at if you have specific questions regarding enrollment or tuition billing.


Thanks as always for your patience as we all continue to navigate this very tricky time together.

Ellen , Jean & The PSED Staff