Our Educators

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We are very pleased to introduce you to our Educators!

  • Abigail Marsters, Executive Director, Director II certified
Abigail Marsters has a degree in Art History from Smith College as well as graduate level courses in Early Childhood Education and Administration from The University of Wisconsin, Massasoit College and Bridgewater University.
Abigail’s professional experience includes 3 years of teaching adults basic skills (Math, English as a Second Language and Communication) for Temple University and 9 years of retail management in a $1.4M store. Her present experience of 20 years in this highly successful non-profit preschool includes all facets of management and oversight, including finances and website and social media management, and implementing a strategic plan process. Abigail’s specialties include implementing the goals, objectives and mission statement of a non-profit, with a positive, professional relationship with all stakeholders utilizing strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Abigail is also a creative and engaging Lead Teacher who can write and present developmentally appropriate curriculum and preschool activities as needed. Her five years of teaching before becoming a full time Director were a wonderful experience. She believes in the school’s Cooperative philosophy, which involves families as partners in the school community. Thinking About the Needs of Others is a standard her family has followed since 1991.
  • Tara Volpe, Floating Teacher, LTP certified
 Tara Volpe’s love of children started long before adulthood.  She has always been around children and knew at an early age she wanted to teach. For 7 years she worked as a Lead Assistant in a Family Daycare where the responsibilities included creating a loving, warm and fun environment, writing and presenting curriculum and fostering a family like atmosphere for infants to preschool aged children. Tara Volpe has a CDA (Child Development Associate) as well as has taken courses at Framingham State College and Massasoit Community College. Tara  keeps her class full of fun providing new and exciting experiences for all the children and families she works with.  Tara is a warm, energetic, caring, happy person who loves children and loves watching them grow.  The best part of the job is seeing the academic, social and emotional growth a child experiences in a school year.  She loves her job and truly believes it has made her into the person/ mother she is today. Tara has recently taken on the responsibility of enrollment and admission. She is loving this new set of challenges and rewards as she works with families new to the school community she loves!
  • Nicole DiGiorgio, Lead Teacher, LTP certified, Room 10

Nicole DiGiorgio graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a degree in child development. She did her student teaching in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms. She has worked as a preschool teacher in two different classrooms and is loving teaching five year olds in Room 10! Nicole enjoys supporting children’s curiosity and encouraging them to be creative. She loves dancing, making music and block building with children. Nicole enjoys listening to the children’s imaginative stories, watching them discover why their structure may have fallen over and observing their teamwork. She has truly mastered the intricacies of emerging curriculum and has facilitated exploration into subjects as random and fascinating as string, tape, sticks and Australia! In her free time she likes spending time with her younger brother and sister who sometimes come to visit and share their interests. She loves walking, doing Zumba and baking. Nicole is very excited to be a part of the Sharon Cooperative School and watch the children grow and learn throughout the school year.

  • Lisa Carstoiu, Lead Teacher, LTP certified, Room 14

Lisa has a Master of Science in Human Development and a BA in Early Childhood from Wheelock College. She feels understanding a child is one of the first and most important things we can do to help them grow and achieve. Her experience with diverse learners, in public school programs and as a educator focused on process and play makes her an excellent addition to our staff. Lisa is working with Anna Kuo in Room 14 and the two are always coming up with something creative and fun to do! Lisa is lots of fun and brings an easy laugh and manner in working with 3-4 year olds. She has much to share with us and we look forward to learning with her!

  • Neha Jaipuria, Floating Teacher, TP certified

Neha Jaipuria has always been around children. Neha is from India and after her Bachelor’s Degree, she got her certification in Childhood Education. She taught for a few years in India and then moved to Massachusetts with her family. Neha has taught since 2010 in preschools as a Lead Teacher and has loved the work with all the funny stories and energy that comes with it. Neha is a resident to Sharon along with her husband, son and daughter. Neha is often found creating, organizing, working with families on all-school events and creating master schedules! In her spare time she enjoys vacationing in New Hampshire and Martha’s Vineyard and spending time with her family. Neha says, “I am really excited to work at The Sharon Cooperative School and be a member of such a talented team!”

  • Anna Kuo, Lead Teacher, TP Certified, Room 14

Anna is our Lead Teacher in Room 14. Anna has been working with children for over 12 years and is working on her CDA. She thinks her love of children and creativity in working on different developmental levels is perfect for Room 14. Anna is a big believer that children make there own version of whatever topic the class is discussing and enjoys teaching them new things. Anna also enjoys meeting and getting to know the families of the children she teaches. Anna shares that she was adopted from Russia along with her younger sister and her 3 older brothers (all biological) and that she has two sons and has been married for 4 years.

  • Lauren Bradley, Lead Teacher, DI Certified, Room 12

Lauren is our Lead Teacher in Room 12 working alongside Sarah Dennehy. She lives in Canton MA and has a BS in Early Childhood Education from Mount Ida College. She has been in the ECE field for 4 years. In addition to teaching, Lauren also coaches competitive cheerleading year round, and have been doing so for 13 years. Her dedication and passion to teach and coach are augmented by an energetic, outgoing, and creative personality. Lauren believes that it is vital to foster the needs and interests of every child and to provide an open environment. Her teaching centers around the development of the whole child by helping to build a home-school connection and encouraging community connection, exploration and play. Knowing each child’s family, background, interests, dislikes, and experiences allows her to tailor her teaching style to bring out the best in each child and contribute to enriching a classroom dynamic.

  • Susan Jeffries, Lead Teacher, LTP Certified, Room 16 

Susan is our Lead Teacher in Room 16 working with Barbara and TrinaSusan has over 27 years experience in the field of early childhood education including several years in Head Start and as a Special Education teacher. She has also been a toddler teacher and has worked with infants. Her degree from Wheelock College is in Special Education. Susan describes herself as an educator with an innate ability to understand and motivate children. She enjoys hands-on experiences and strives to build self-esteem while encouraging an understanding of cultural diversity, mutual respect and cooperation among all community members. She is skilled in adapting the classroom to children with diverse learning styles. Susan always has a good time with her class, you will often hear the silliness and care she shared with her 3’s.  

  • Kaitlyn Jenkins, Floating Teacher, DII Certified, Room 10

Kaitlyn has always been passionate about teaching young children and has been working in the field of early education for 16 years. She graduated from Regis College with a BA in English and a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She has held various roles in early education centers throughout the years including Floater Teacher, Lead Preschool Teacher, and Assistant Director. She enjoys getting to know each child and their families and loves watching their curious minds develop. Kaitlyn works afternoons in Room 10 and in partnership with Nicole DiGiorgio. She enjoys this connection to one group of 5 year olds. Kaitlyn is an integral part of the Floating teacher administrative team and assists Abigail in many of the duties of Director.  Kaitlyn is excited to be part of the Sharon Cooperative community, such a committed and supportive group of educators.

  • Sarah Dennehy, Lead Teacher, DI Certified, Room 12

Sarah joined the Sharon Cooperative School in January of 2018 as a Lead Teacher in Room 12 working with Lauren Bradley. She is Director 1 certified and is currently on her way to achieving her CDA credential. She has worked with children in many capacities over the years: preschool director, enrichment teacher, gymnastics assistant, homework tutor and extended kindergarten coordinator. Sarah will search high and low for something that makes her smile. She doesn’t have to look hard, because she so enjoys working with the children and staff at our school. She says her toughest, yet most rewarding job has been being a mom to her 28-year-old son. Sarah explains that her husband of 33 years is amazing and supports her and her new job. She brings almost 20 years experience as she joins us on the Sharon Cooperative School team.  In addition to teaching she also has a passion for photography. Her genuine love for children and watching them get excited about learning is what really makes her smile. She enjoys interacting with children and sharing laughs with them.   She is thrilled to be here and is having a blast working at SCS.

  • Trina Burris, Preschool Teacher, TP Certified, Room 16
“The best part of working in education for me is watching the children LEARN and GROW. I know it’s cliche but it’s the truth. I love their curiosity. It makes me happy knowing that I am contributing to the growth and development of another human being. I love their honesty. You get the truth and nothing but the truth from a child. (Well, most of the time!)
My first job working with kids was at IKEA working in Smaland. I got to look after and play with kids for a short time, but I wanted something more. So I started working at the Tobin school in Natick and loved it. (But not the commute.) Then I landed a nanny job working with two wonderful kids in Milton. After four years, I knew it  was time for me to come back to a classroom setting. So I came to the amazing Sharon Cooperative school! Great decision! My hobbies are yoga, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. I have my Associates in Liberal Arts from Massasoit. I am working on Bachelors right now.”