THE GUPPIES ROOM is located in the historical building, down the stairs to the right of the main entrance of the historical building.


Abby Teixeira

Kindergarten Coordinator

Abby was born and raised in here Boston. She attended Clark University and majored in biology with a concentration in public health and minored in studio art. Abby has worked with children before as a camp counselor at the Vietnamese Community Center in Dorchester. Art is Abby’s main interest. In particular she enjoys painting in her free time. Abby is excited to join the kindergarten team and meet all of the guppies. 

Paula Brackett

Guppy Teacher

Paula is a long time member of the PSED family, and has studied both art and music prior to joining our staff. Paula was a teacher at the Loon and Heron Children’s Theater and also co-founded the Song and Stone Theater Group, a high school theater group. Paula has spent the last several summers working at the Summer at Park program. Paula lives in Boston with her daughter Frieda. In her free time, Paula enjoys working on various creative projects, including her own non-profit organization Sovereign Arts.

Courtney MacIntyre

Guppy Teacher

Courtney is excited to start her 2nd year at PSED and be a member of the Guppy Team. Courtney grew up in Jamestown Rhode Island and studied elementary education at Emmanuel College. Courtney has previously worked at a daycare and completed her student teaching at Pierce School. She also currently works as a para at Pierce. During her free time Courtney enjoys being outside, spending time with her friends and family and reading. She is excited to get to know all of the Guppies. 

Kayla Perry
Guppy Teacher

Welcome Kayla to the Guppy Team. Kayla grew up in southern Maine and just moved to Boston. She went to the University of Maine where she double majored in elementary education and child development and family relations. In the past she has done her internship in classrooms ranging from pre-k to third grade. Right now she is also kindergarten paraprofessional at the Pierce School. Kayla enjoys being outside by the water and doing crafts in her free time. 




Spring Enrichment Registration Begins March 3rd at 7am