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Meet the Staff

PE Group Leaders

Alex D'Abruzzo

Physical Education Teacher & Coach at SHS since 2021
Outstanding Future Professional Award, Issued by MAHPERD · Oct 2020
Bridgewater State University ‘20 BS, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
My favorite thing to do in the summer is anything that involves moving my body. Some examples of my favorite activities to do are biking, swimming, playing different sports, and dancing, of course. I look forward to being present with a bunch of awesome kids while we find joy through movement in a variety of ways, across a variety of fun themes. To make matters even better, we get to do it all outside on our beautiful campus! One fun fact about myself is that I'm super into dance music, and recently started learning how to DJ. 


Brendan Murphy

Physical Education Teacher & Coach at SHS 
University of New Hampshire - B.S.

Session 1 - EXPLORERS Animal Adaptations!
Session 2 - EXPLORERS Shoot for the Stars!

My favorite thing to do in the summer is play backyard games like corn hole and spike ball with friends. At SHS summer programs I look forward to finding creative ways to gear our PE activities towards the theme of the week. A fun fact about me is that I am about to adopt an aussiedoodle puppy named Riggins!


STEM/Makerspace Group Leaders

Ashleigh Brown

Middle School Science Teacher and Equity Programs Coordinator as of 2020
Temple University ‘17 Bachelor of Arts - BA, Environmental Studies and Geography and Urban Studies
Saint Joseph's University ‘22 Master of Education - MEd, Elementary Education, and Teaching
 
Session 1 - EXPLORERS Animal Adaptations!
Session 2 - EXPLORERS Shoot for the Stars!

Session 3 - EXPLORERS Top Secret! (Puzzles, Patterns & Mysteries)

My favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to the beach with my family and friends. Working at SHS summer programs, I am looking forward to spending time in my original mode of being with students. I got started on my education journey through summer camps and it seems only fitting to return to where I fell in love with education. A fun fact about myself is that I have a three-legged cat named Tripod! 

Emily Crawford

Grade 3 Teacher at SHS since 2020

Session 2 - EXPLORERS Shoot for the Stars!

Session 3 - EXPLORERS Top Secret! (Puzzles, Patterns & Mysteries)

My favorite summer activity is biking along the Charles River and enjoying a nice picnic lunch (& maybe a good book) when my legs get tired of pedaling! This summer, I am excited to meet some new students and to launch into space-related activities, and puzzle through some interesting challenges. One fun fact about me is that I enjoy hula hooping and sometimes hula hoop and reading at the same time.

Maggie Small

Science Teacher at SHS since 2015
SHS Teacher Apprenticeship Program ‘15
Tufts University ‘18 Teacher Engineering Education Program 
Lesley University ‘15 MEd, Middle School Science  
Clark University ‘12 Bachelor of Arts - BA, Environmental Science

Session 1 - EXPLORERS Animal Adaptations!
Session 2 - EXPLORERS Shoot for the Stars!

Session 3 - EXPLORERS Top Secret! (Puzzles, Patterns & Mysteries)

My favorite thing about summer is spending time in and around the ocean on the Coast of Maine with family and friends.  Before disappearing up north I am really excited to spend the week focused on LEGO Robotics.  I love how the SPIKE and WE-DO kits allow kids to explore robotics in a medium that they know so well.  Also, I am looking forward to the daily popsicles to help keep cool!  My favorite ice cream is cherry chocolate chip, and a random fact about me is that I have held a noncommercial lobsterman's license. Ask me how to catch a lobster….
Art Group Leaders

Gillian Ferreira

Summer Staff 2020
American University B.A. Studio Art, Journalism
Lesley University M.Ed in progress High School Education English

Summer Art Teacher- S 1, 2 & 3

In summer, I love growing vegetables, and this is the best season for it! I love pulling my tomatoes and strawberries off the vine and sharing them with friends and family! At SHS summer programs, I'm most excited to learn new and interesting things, right alongside all the awesome students who will be there with us! One fun fact about me is that my dog's name is Jazzy and she's the best dog in the whole world.

Sally Snickenberger

Grade 1 teacher at SHS since 2017
Boston College ‘16 M. Ed.
University of Vermont ‘14 B.A., Elementary Education and Teaching

Summer Art Teacher- Sessions 1, 2 & 3

My favorite thing about summer is going to the beach! Bring on the sun and the sand and the surf. At SHS summer programs I am really looking forward to getting messy and creative with all the budding artists out there. A fun fact about me is that everyone with the last name Snickenberger in the ENTIRE United States is related to me!
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