Executive Director

Linda Shottes Bouchard

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love – then make that day count.” 

– Steve Maraboli

Linda Shottes Bouchard began her career at the non-profit organization, SHED Children’s Campus in 1992. She grew from her original role as School Age Coordinator to School Age Director and then to her current role as Executive Director. Linda has worked alongside her staff to grow this organization from a grass roots program to a thriving campus that serves over 400 families.

Director

Dina Hurley

“When you laugh you change & when you change the whole world changes around you.”

– Dr. Madan Kataria

Dina Hurley has been with SHED Children’s Campus since 1992.  She joined the team after graduating from Wheelock College with a bachelors of Human Development with a concentration in Child Life. In 2000, she completed her masters degree in Child Development. Dina began her career in education as a teacher at SCC. Throughout the years, her role has evolved. Dina has served as

Director

Karen Ulbin

“Ask yourself what makes you come alive & then go & do that.”

– Howard Thurman

Meet Karen Ulbin! Karen has been with SCC since August 1997. She came to work at SHED with the before and after school program , working primarily with first and second grade children. Karen did this while finishing her degree at Salem State College at night. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Special Education  and Psychology. Before Karen came to SHED, she taught preschool as a lead teacher for nine years in Andover…

Director

Shana Hall
“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody”

– Kid President

Meet Shana Hall! Shana found SHED Children’s Campus in 2000 and began working in the summer program. In 2004 she joined the team, working in our before school program at South and our after school program with 1st and 2nd grade. Shana also taught LEAP classes for our littles…..here she discovered her love for working with preschool aged children.
In 2016, Shana became a Monarch preschool teacher, working with 4 year olds. In 2017, Shana joined the leadership team…

Kids Club Educator

Lauren

 “if you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there”

– George Harrison 

Lauren started working for SCC in September 2020. Since then, she has worked as a remote learning educator, preschool assistant teacher, and Outdoor Adventure Educator. Lauren graduated from Unity College with a BS in Captive Wildlife Care and Conservation. She also spent 3 years in Vermont at Green Mountain College studying  Environmental Studies, Animal Behavior and Outdoor Education. After Graduating, Lauren worked as a hike leader and Program Director for the Girl Scouts  in Thetford, VT.

Monarch | Kid's Club Educator

Emily Melo

 “Live life to the fullest & focus on the positive.”

Meet Emily Melo! Emily started working for SCC in Sept. 2009  as a teen helping in the After School Kindergarten. Shortly after that, she did her Student Teaching in Springboard. She worked as a Preschool Assistant in Monarch and was a part of the After School Kindergarten team.  In 2017 she received her Lead Teacher Certification.   Emily graduated in May 2012 with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Northern Essex. 

She loves the little ones!!!   The favorite part of her job is watching them learn, grow and experience their “AH HA! Moments”…

Springboard | Kid's Club Educator

Sheila Begley
 “We delight in the beauty of a butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it went through to achieve that beauty.”

Meet Sheila Begley! Sheila joined the SCC team in June of 2018, working at Summer Adventures. In the Fall of 2019, Sheila began working as an educator in the Springboard program and the after school program with kindergarten (in the Flower Pot.) She loves to play games and act out stories with the children…..she also loves to incorporate the children’s interests and hobbies into classroom learning…

Forest Kindergarten Educator

Nicole Pelletier

 “When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.”
Nicole Pelletier is the founder of nature immersion programs at the SHED Children’s Campus in Andover, MA, an art educator at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA, and co-facilitates Junior Green Gatherings. She holds an MA in Teaching for Students with Moderate Disabilities from Wheelock College and a BA in Fine Arts Education from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Nicole grew up exploring the diverse natural terrain of New England which instilled in her a passion for engaging with the outdoors throughout the changing seasons. She brings her rigorous academic training coupled with her creative vision to all educational endeavors. She has worked with children… 

Kid's Club Educator

Elke Crawford

 “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

Meet Elke Crawford!!  Elke is a native of Germany, receiving her education from there; completing a degree in nursing….she did not work long in the field though because she wanted to travel and see the world!!    

Elke’s first connection with our program was when her two sons, Brendan and Kaelan attended SHED and Kid’s Club…..SHED’s site was at Shawsheen School when they first began attending!!  …

Kid's Club Coordinator

Joel Greer
 “Maybe that’s enlightenment enough, to know that there is no Green final resting place of the mind, no moment of snug clarity.”

Meet Joel Greer! Joel has been with SCC for 15 years now. Joel works as an educator in the OK Room: Older Kids! (5th -8th grade) and Team Adventure (camp for 5th-8th grade) during the summer. Behind the scenes, Joel is our building/maintenance coordinator, working to make sure our buildings and grounds are always well taken care of. If it needs repair, Joel is our man! One passion that Joel brings to our organization is helping people in need….

Kid's Club Educator

Kayleigh Crocker
 “ Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.”

– John Rohn

Kayleigh began her path with SCC in the summer of 2015 as a volunteer (during her high school years). She was a valuable volunteer, working daily to support Summer Adventures. While volunteering, Kayleigh discovered her love for SCC and wanted to be a bigger part of the team. The following summer, Kayleigh joined the SCC team as support staff for Summer Adventures, remaining with the team for the school year, working in the after school program with 1st & 2nd grade classrooms. For the past 2 years, Kayleigh…

Kid's Club Educator

Claire Giampa

 “ Be who you are & say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter & those who matter don’t mind.”

– Dr. Seuss

Meet Claire Giampa!!  Claire remembers how excited she was while being interviewed for a position with SHED Children’s Campus. SCC believes in many of the things that have always been a part of who she is: gardening, nature, community, and mindfulness, to name a few! Claire began working at SCC in the fall of 2014. The staff and co-workers were very welcoming, making Claire feel right at home.  Claire has  always worked…

Kid's Club Educator

Johnny Gerety

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Meet Johnny Gerety!!! Johnny began working at SHED Children’s Campus in 2001, while a sophomore at Andover High School! After graduating from Champlain College in 2007 with a degree in Graphic Design, Johnny returned to SCC as a co-youth coordinator with Craig Martinson (former SCC educator.) Johnny still holds the role of youth coordinator for SCC, working with the older kids in the after school program, along with being a site coordinator for our before school program at West and director of Team Adventure in the summer. 

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Kid's Club Educator

Joanna Robie
 “ Be who you are & say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter & those who matter don’t mind.”

– Dr. Seuss

Meet Joanna Robie! Joanna joined the SCC team in the fall of 2016, as a recent college graduate from Newbury College with a degree in Psychology. She began working in our Before and After school program (1st & 2nd grade), along with leading LEAP classes for our littles. While at SHED, Joanna has also taken Early Childhood courses through Northern Essex Community College to further her EEC teacher certification. This year, Joanna is with Monarch preschool and the after school program in the Hive (1st & 2nd grade) and is part of our Summer Program…

Front Desk Greeter

Carly Gillis

 “ Be who you are & say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter & those who matter don’t mind.”

– Dr. Seuss

Meet Carly Gillis!  Carly graduated from Bridgewater State College in 2018 with a bachelor degree in Health and Nutrition.  She joined SHED Children’s Campus in the fall of 2018 as our greeter. Carly is the first smile you see when arriving at SCC, greeting each family!  She is quite often the friendly voice answering the phone, ready to help in any way.  Along with her presence at the entrance, Carly is quick to jump in to support the program in other ways beyond greetings, such as with the before school program…

Monarch Teacher

Alison Thomas

“A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.”

Loris Maluguzzi 

Ali began working at SCC in 2021 as a lead teacher in the Monarch program. Ali brings over 17 years of teaching experience in the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Ali graduated from Wheelock College in 2004 with a Bachelors’s degree in Human Development. She grew up in Andover and recently moved back to town with her husband, preschool-aged daughter, and their Labradoodle named Penny!

SHED Educator

Sandy Herook

The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”

– Alexander Trenfor 

Sandy Herook began working for SCC in September of 2021. Sandy is an educator with the SHED after-school kindergarten class & also helping with the Caterpillar program. Before working for SCC, Sandy worked at the Andover School of Montessori & with the Haverhill public schools as an elementary school teacher.Sandy enjoys spending time with her great-nephews & is still adjusting to being an empty nester with her husband.

SHED Educator

Mia Blum

“Be who you are & say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter & those who matter don’t mind.” 

– Dr. Seuss

Mia Blum graduated with her Masters in Early childhood education in May of 2021. She then began her full time lead teacher position at SCC although she has worked part time with the organization since February 2018.
Working with children is Mia’s passion. She also has a beautiful Sheepadoodle dog who is her world. She enjoys taking hikes with her dog, yoga & any adventure!