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Jackie Simmons

Jackie Simmons

I graduated from Joseph Keefe Technical High School in 2016 with a focus on early childhood education. I have been working with young children for seven years, both at a childcare center and at a horse farm teaching children how to ride horses—while also taking care of the horses and other animals!

I bring a lot of positivity, structure, and problem-solving skills to the classroom. I really enjoy making a difference in childrens’ lives, being able to be a part of shaping who they will become, and watching them grow into a person.

I live in Upton with my boyfriend and our dog Mesa. When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my horse Ozzy, riding and going to horse shows.

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Kaitlyn MacDonald

Kaitlyn MacDonald

bio to come

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Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

I studied early childhood education at Manchester Community College and have been working with young children for five years. So far, I’ve spent much of my time in prekindergarten, and most recently with the Infant Two age group.

I love watching children learn and discover new things—it’s such a fun and exciting thing to witness. I love to do sensory and art projects with my kiddos. Let’s get messy and have some fun!

I live in Worcester with my husband and our three fur babies (two dogs and a cat). When we’re not working, we love to spend time outside, camping, hiking, and playing with our dogs!

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Rachel Morton

Rachel Morton

I studied nursing at North Shore Community College and have been a caretaker—adults and children—for 18 years, starting out as a nanny. I plan to return to school to complete coursework to become a teacher.

I love helping young children learn and watching them experience things for the first time. I am caring, warm, and nurturing, and I know how to keep calm under stress or in an emergency.

I live in Framingham with my 3-year-old son. When I’m not working, I love to be outdoors in the warmer weather, going to the beach and hiking. I also love all things elephant!