Staff

Each classroom is made of a teaching team with a lead teacher and two teachers.  We have rotating assistant teachers who support each classroom and student workers further supplementing the staffing.

The teachers at Williams College Children’s Center are certified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  Teachers share their diverse backgrounds, experiences and education in many fields, including fine arts, biology, English literature, textiles, studio art, languages, psychology, and education as they contribute to the quality of the program.

The Children’s Center is committed to the ongoing professional development of teachers.  Once a month we have an early closure for staff meetings and professional development opportunities.  Each year we have five full-day development opportunities.  On these days’ teachers:

  • Meet as a full staff, in teams, and within infant/toddler, preschool, school age levels to plan curriculum and collaborations, prepare and review observations and documentation, plan for individual and classroom needs, and to carry forth new initiatives
  • Work together on the center, classroom and outdoor environments
  • Engage in a professional growth activity facilitated by directors, staff members, or outside consultants. We value learning together as a means to strengthen our program and our teaching teams.

 

Meet our Teaching and Administrative Staff

Photo of Carol A. Rydell
Carol A. Rydell
Administrative Assistant
WC Children's Center
413-597-4800
Photo of Ellen H. Atwater
Ellen H. Atwater
Teacher,Preschool II
WC Children's Center
413-597-4450
Photo of Amanda L. Badorini
Amanda L. Badorini
Teacher,Preschool I
WC Children's Center
Photo of Deena R. Bak
Deena R. Bak
Teacher,Preschool II
WC Children's Center
Photo of Bonnie J. Bresett
Bonnie J. Bresett
Lead Teacher,Preschool II
WC Children's Center
413-597-4450
Photo of Brittany A. Burdick
Brittany A. Burdick
Lead Teacher,Infants
WC Children's Center
413-597-4443
Photo of Aja L. Callander
Aja L. Callander
Assistant Director
WC Children's Center
413-597-4008
Photo of Jodi L. Easton
Jodi L. Easton
Curriculum Enrichment and FloatingTeacher
WC Children's Center
Photo of Carrie A. Gagne
Carrie A. Gagne
Director of the Williams College Children's Center
WC Children's Center
413-597-4434
Photo of Allison L. Haley
Allison L. Haley
Teacher,Toddler I
WC Children's Center
413-597-4446
Photo of Angela M. Jimenez
Angela M. Jimenez
Teacher,Toddler II
WC Children's Center
413-597-4448
Photo of Carly A. Knight
Carly A. Knight
Lead Teacher,Toddler I
WC Children's Center
413-597-4446
Photo of Josiah Mardell
Josiah Mardell
Teacher,Toddler I
WC Children's Center
Photo of Jennifer M. Marlowe
Jennifer M. Marlowe
Lead Teacher,Toddler II
WC Children's Center
413-597-4448
Photo of Maria R. Mastrandrea
Maria R. Mastrandrea
Teacher,Toddler I
WC Children's Center
Photo of Caitlin McConnell
Caitlin McConnell
Lead Teacher,Toddler III
WC Children's Center
413-597-4442
Photo of Meghan E. McCormick
Meghan E. McCormick
Lead Teacher,Infants
WC Children's Center
413-597-4442
Photo of Cate Nowlan
Cate Nowlan
Teacher,Infants
WC Children's Center
Photo of Courtney L. Phelps
Courtney L. Phelps
Teacher,Toddler II
WC Children's Center
413-597-4448
Photo of Ellen Richardson
Ellen Richardson
Teacher,Preschool I
WC Children's Center
413-597-4449
Photo of Dakota J. Ross
Dakota J. Ross
School Age and Curriculum Enrichment/Floating Teacher
WC Children's Center
Photo of Ikhlas A. Safa
Ikhlas A. Safa
Teacher,Infants
WC Children's Center
413-597-4443
Photo of Emilce Salas
Emilce Salas
Teacher,Infants
WC Children's Center
413-597-4443
Photo of Amy L. Sanchez
Amy L. Sanchez
Curriculum Enrichment and FloatingTeacher
WC Children's Center
Photo of Shana K. Shippee
Shana K. Shippee
Lead Teacher,Preschool I
WC Children's Center
413-597-4449
Photo of Roberta J. Sweet
Roberta J. Sweet
Teacher,Infants
WC Children's Center
413-597-4450
Photo of Kristen Tool
Kristen Tool
Lead School Age and Curriculum Enrichment/Floating Teacher
WC Children's Center
413-597-4442
Photo of Patrick J. Wood
Patrick J. Wood
School Age and Curriculum Enrichment/Floating Teacher
WC Children's Center