preschool team


Deajshia Howard

I completed college courses in early child education, and began my teaching career as an assistant teacher. Before First Circle, I worked as a lead teacher and curriculum coordinator. I credit my love of teaching to the many gifted teachers who served as positive influences throughout my education. These influences instilled in me a strong belief in the purpose of education, which is to help children reach individualized milestones physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally through developmentally appropriate practices. As a teacher, I strive to lead through example every day by modeling proper behaviors, expectations, and positivity. I am an only child, born and raised in Massachusetts, except for a short stint in Dallas, Texas. I love to paint in my free time, as well as learning about different cultures. On the weekends, I enjoy babysitting.


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Heather Wallace

Heather Wallace

I have a BA in music therapy and psychology from Anna Maria College. I've been working with children for more than 14 years and I’m currently taking classes to further my education in early childhood, become lead teacher certified, and someday receive my director certification.

I love watching the kids grow and develop over the years into brilliant, compassionate, and loving students. I bring compassion and an upbeat nature to the classroom. I hope to be a safe, trusting place for children to run to—should they ever need it.

I live in Stoughton with my parents, brother, and dog. I’m actually a recording artist when I’m not teaching. Much of my time is spent writing songs and performing across the South Shore. When not performing I prefer to be at the beach with a book, my guitar and/or spending time with my dog and loved ones.