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 a 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…

Community Outreach & Communication Specialist

Christine Maurer

When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.    – Winnie the Pooh

Meet Christine Maurer!  Chris is the newest addition to our team at SHED Children’s Campus, joining in March 2020.  Chris’ focus is Community Engagement, Communication and Family outreach for our organization.  She feels very lucky to have been welcomed into such a warm and nurturing environment.  Chris has a Business Degree from UMASS.  She has worked in the business world with various roles in marketing, sales, management and client engagement…..

Sustainability & Nutrition | Kindergarten Teacher

Julie Poley

When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.    – Winnie the Pooh

Julie is the Nutrition and Sustainability Coordinator at SHED Children’s Campus. She received two bachelor’s degrees from Bradley University in Elementary Education and Psychology. Upon graduation, she taught for several years in Burbank, Illinois; a suburb of Chicago. Julie moved to the Andover area in the Summer of 1998 and was hired at SCC soon thereafter. Over the last 22 years,

Monarch | Kid's Club Educator

Emma Curley

What a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. 

Meet Emma! Emma started working at SHED Children’s Campus in 2013. She earned her bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education and Care from Salem State University. During her time at SCC, Emma has worked as an educator in many roles……with our before school and after school program, Summer and Team Adventures….her current role this year is lead educator with Monarch Preschool ( a new role this year), educator in the after school program (working with kindergarten in the Pumpkin Patch) and before school coordinator. Emma also works with…

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 Educator

Jessie Bourdelais

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

Jessie started with SHED Children’s Campus in 2013, working part time in the before school program, along with substituting when available in the after school program.  It didn’t take long for Jessie to commit to SCC permanently, recognizing her passion for working with children.  Jessie believes that she has truly found her calling…..working at SCC never feels like work! …

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.    – Winnie the Pooh

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

Mason Stauffer

People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons, from within. – Ursula K. LeGuin

Meet Mason Stauffer! Did you know that Mason began his SCC path at age 5?!? Mason attended SHED from kindergarten through middle school; 2003-2010! SCC was lucky when Mason returned in 2015 (as a junior in high school) to work in our after school program. Now, Mason works as an educator in the High Plain before school program, the Hideout (3rd & 4th grade classroom) and Summer Adventures……

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. Suess

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

Pray for surf.    

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

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

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…

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Front Desk Greeter

Carly Gillis

When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.   – Winnie the Pooh

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…