THE PENGUINS ROOM is located in the Main Building next to the cafeteria.
THE SCORPIONS ROOM is located in the Main Building next to the art room.
Alaina became part of the PSED staff in April of 2014. Alaina grew up in New Jersey and received her BA in Visual Art, along with a teaching certification from Rampo College of New Jersey. In 2012 Alaina earned her MFA from the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University here in Boston. Prior to joining us at PSED, Alaina worked with Steps to Success in Brookline, as the After School Coordinator. She had also worked as the Director and Lead Teacher of the Teen Advantage Program, also with Steps to Success. Alaina recently started her own calligraphy business called Extras by Alaina.
Dan is entering his fourth year at PSED and brings to the team both education and community focused experience. He participated in City Year Boston from 2011-2012 and spent the summers of those years as part of the Waltham Day Care Center. He has also worked at Summer Launch at the Devotion School in Brookline and is currently a Para at the Heath School. He studied at Wheelock College in the fall of 2012 and is in the midst of earning his teaching degree. He enjoys writing music, playing sports and working with kids. Dan is a big time sports fan who loves the Bruins and the Celtics, and he loves to share his sports knowledge with Scorpions and Penguins.
Elise grew up in nearby Brockton and received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Elise has a great deal of experience working with children in a variety of settings, including working as a nanny and as both a teacher and a director at the Act One, Scene One summer camp in Brockton where she worked for 8 summers. Elise recently took up where Amy left off as the Pierce 6th grade Drama Program Director. Elise has many talents and hobbies in her free time she loves crafting, singing and anything related to theater.
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.
Welcome back to PSED Katey! Katey grew up in Sharon, MA. She attended Brandeis University where she majored in Sociology and Psychology. Katey attended graduate school at Boston University, where she earned her Masters in Social Work. Katey is very passionate about working with children. She has worked as a dance specialist and a counselor at a day camp. In addition, as a part of her advanced year graduate school internship, Katey worked on intergenerational programming. Katey enjoys swing dancing, crafting, and seeing musicals. She also volunteers in the resource center of a women’s shelter. Katey is looking forward to helping students develop their social, teamwork, and leadership skills. Katey is also looking forward to helping students gain confidence and further discover their interests and strengths!
Kim grew up in Dorchester, and later attended Bowdoin College in Maine. She double majored in Classics and Education! Throughout college, Kim worked for America Reads and Counts as a Tutor/Tutor Coordinator in local elementary schools. Kim also volunteered with Bear Buddies, a school mentoring program. She also served as a camp counselor and Land Sports Coordinator at Crossroads for Kids, an overnight summer camp in Cape Cod for "at-risk" children from the Boston area. Kim is interested in education policy, practice, and reform, and during time outside of PSED worked as a research assistant for an early education study at Harvard Grad School of Education. In her downtime, Kim loves reading, playing softball, and watching baseball. This year, she is most looking forward to sharing my love for reading and sports with these awesome kids!