Denise came to us in 2011 to do some subbing, but her rapport with the Elementary kids and crafty nature made her a perfect for our after school program. Denise likes to say of working with the elementary age kids, “I didn’t choose this profession…It chose me.”
As much as Denise loves working in our after school program she is truly the happiest when riding with her husband on their Harley through the winding back roads of New England. Her favorite time of year is fall because the view from the back of a bike is just spectacular.
CHildren's House After School
Debbie truly has a gift for helping and caring for children. She and her husband served as foster parents for over 150 children over the years, in addition to their four adopted children and two biological children. She now enjoys the best part of being a parent…being a grandparent, to her eight grandchildren.
Debbie was hired in 2012 as an assistant in the after school program, and eventually took the lead position. She was also readily available as a substitute teacher during the day, and then was offered an assistant position. Debbie has a natural and easy rapport with children and with parents. Although she was new to Montessori when hired, she was intrigued by the philosophy and did the assistant training program as soon as she could. She continues to learn about the materials and how they are used in the classroom.