The Early Learning Center Staff

Our Staff

A full-time director is responsible for program coordination, administration, and supervision of the staff. Seven professional teachers share curriculum planning, daily teaching responsibility, and parent communication. Teachers work in teams that collaborate with one another. All teaching staff have completed course work in early childhood education (most with B.A. or M.A. degrees) and a minimum of two years' experience working with young children (an average of five years experience teaching young children). Hampshire College work-study students assist teachers in the classrooms, as do volunteers from the community and student teachers from the University of Massachusetts.

Affiliated consultants: Nancy Arons, psychotherapist; and David Slack, pediatrician.

The center works closely with REACH, an early intervention agency for parents and their children ages birth through three years who have developmental and physical special needs.

Ronit Ben Shir

Ronit Ben-Shir

Director
Shannon Webb

Shannon Webb

Office Assistant

Infant Teachers

Kim Lee Ripley

Kim Lee Ripley

Infant Co-Teacher
Michelle Sullivan

Michelle Sullivan

Infant Co-Teacher

Toddler Teachers

Lynn Warren

Lynn Warren

Toddler Co-Teacher

Preschool Teachers

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Preschool Co-Teacher
Kate Nicolaou

Kate Nicoloau

Preschool Co-Teacher