Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff

Our fabulous teachers come from diverse backgrounds and bring unique talents to the program. They strive to make BSED a welcoming and fun environment for all students. And with an average tenure of almost a decade, our experienced teachers are second to none. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Happy school year, everybody!

Our fabulous teachers come from diverse backgrounds and bring unique talents to the program. They strive to make BSED a welcoming and fun environment for all students. And with an average tenure of almost a decade, our experienced teachers are second to none. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Happy school year, everybody!

Director

Sharon Corliss

 

Sharon has been working with the Baker School Extended Day program for over 30 years. During that time Sharon has seen the program grow from a humble 24 students to the well over 200 students we have enrolled today. In addition to being passionate about providing a safe and enriching environment for the students at BSED, Sharon is also an avid quilter and basket weaver. Born in England, Sharon went to school in Canada and still vacations on Lake Huron during her summers.

Teaching Staff
Teaching Staff

Janelle Conway

Assistant Director; First & Second Grade Teacher

 

Janelle is our resident Dr. of silliness. Her enthusiasm for the lighter side of life is sure to take that frown and turn it upside down. Janelle is an active Zumba instructor and offers frequent Zumba classes for 1st and 2nd grade students proving that you can have fun and get fit all at the same time. Janelle also speaks Spanish and loves flamingos, especially Spanish flamingos!

Janelle Conway

Assistant Director; First & Second Grade Teacher

 

Janelle is our resident Dr. of silliness. Her enthusiasm for the lighter side of life is sure to take that frown and turn it upside down. Janelle is an active Zumba instructor and offers frequent Zumba classes for 1st and 2nd grade students proving that you can have fun and get fit all at the same time. Janelle also speaks Spanish and loves flamingos, especially Spanish flamingos!

Katarina Izakovic

Coordinator -- Kindergarten

 

Katarina has been a teacher with the Kindergarten program for over 18 years. Born in Slovakia, she can speak 4 languages fluently (Slovak, Czech, Russian and English). Katarina loves to run and practice yoga. When she manages to find time to relax, Katarina enjoys curling up with a good book.

Katarina Izakovic

Coordinator -- Kindergarten

 

Katarina has been a teacher with the Kindergarten program for over 18 years. Born in Slovakia, she can speak 4 languages fluently (Slovak, Czech, Russian and English). Katarina loves to run and practice yoga. When she manages to find time to relax, Katarina enjoys curling up with a good book.

Zach Smith

Coordinator -- First & Second Grade

 

Zach is the program coordinator for our 1st and 2nd grade program. He enjoys playing the piano as well as teaching children how to make short, simple movies. Zach, the parent of 2 children of his own, believes in the importance of ensuring that all of the students in his program arrive knowing that the teachers are happy to see them, that they have a safe and fun place to relax, that the teachers truly value all the ways they are surprising and unique, and that the teachers are listening and interested. In this way Zach hopes to provide each and every student an environment where they can feel engaged and empowered.

Zach Smith

Coordinator -- First & Second Grade

 

Zach is the program coordinator for our 1st and 2nd grade program. He enjoys playing the piano as well as teaching children how to make short, simple movies. Zach, the parent of 2 children of his own, believes in the importance of ensuring that all of the students in his program arrive knowing that the teachers are happy to see them, that they have a safe and fun place to relax, that the teachers truly value all the ways they are surprising and unique, and that the teachers are listening and interested. In this way Zach hopes to provide each and every student an environment where they can feel engaged and empowered.

Lesley Lake

Coordinator -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Lesley Lake is the program coordinator for our 3rd-5th grade program. She is a talented artist and is passionate about dance and theatre. Lesley believes that every child is unique and interesting. She enjoys getting to know each one, and creating fun and imaginative environments for them to play and grow within.

Lesley Lake

Coordinator -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Lesley Lake is the program coordinator for our 3rd-5th grade program. She is a talented artist and is passionate about dance and theatre. Lesley believes that every child is unique and interesting. She enjoys getting to know each one, and creating fun and imaginative environments for them to play and grow within.

David Flick

Coordinator -- Sixth & Seventh Grade

 

David is the program coordinator for the 6th and 7th grade program. He graduated from the University of Miami where he studied Motion Pictures and Adolescent Psychology. Utilizing the principles of Positive Youth Development, David hopes to equip students enrolled in BSED with the proper coping skills necessary to ensure resiliency and encourage confidence. During his summers, David is also the head of the Video Department at Creative Arts at Park.

David Flick

Coordinator -- Sixth & Seventh Grade

 

David is the program coordinator for the 6th and 7th grade program. He graduated from the University of Miami where he studied Motion Pictures and Adolescent Psychology. Utilizing the principles of Positive Youth Development, David hopes to equip students enrolled in BSED with the proper coping skills necessary to ensure resiliency and encourage confidence. During his summers, David is also the head of the Video Department at Creative Arts at Park.

Gail Shuttle

Teacher -- Kindergarten

 

Gail has been a teacher with BSED for the better part of 25 years. When she’s not coming up with fun and creative activities for the students in her program, Gail can often be found helping out with the children’s bell choir at the Littleton First Baptist church. Gail loves to travel and has done several mission trips to exotic locations all over the world. Her personal philosophy on teaching is that sometimes you just have to let children be children.

Gail Shuttle

Teacher -- Kindergarten

 

Gail has been a teacher with BSED for the better part of 25 years. When she’s not coming up with fun and creative activities for the students in her program, Gail can often be found helping out with the children’s bell choir at the Littleton First Baptist church. Gail loves to travel and has done several mission trips to exotic locations all over the world. Her personal philosophy on teaching is that sometimes you just have to let children be children.

Meaghan Darling

Teacher -- Kindergarten

 

Meaghan has worked at BSED for three years in our kindergarten program. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in film so she is a real cinafile.  She is a nerd who loves star wars, comic books, and dragons. She likes to cook and bake with the children. Meaghan is a real animal lover who enjoys spending time with her dog Khaleesi. She also enjoys reading and writing and encourages the kids to do the same!

Meaghan Darling

Teacher -- Kindergarten

 

Meaghan has worked at BSED for three years in our kindergarten program. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in film so she is a real cinafile.  She is a nerd who loves star wars, comic books, and dragons. She likes to cook and bake with the children. Meaghan is a real animal lover who enjoys spending time with her dog Khaleesi. She also enjoys reading and writing and encourages the kids to do the same!

Ian Kennelly

Teacher -- Kindergarten

 

In addition to being a teacher in the Kindergarten program, Ian is also a professional Artist located in the Fort Point community. You can visit his website and view his artwork at iankennelly.com.

Ian Kennelly

Teacher -- Kindergarten

 

In addition to being a teacher in the Kindergarten program, Ian is also a professional Artist located in the Fort Point community. You can visit his website and view his artwork at iankennelly.com.

Jen Lindblom

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Jen teaches with our 1st and 2nd grade program. She loves cooking and experimenting with foods and new recipes with the students at BSED. In addition to being a teacher, Jen is also the mother of a 14 year old boy at Brookline High School.

Jen Lindblom

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Jen teaches with our 1st and 2nd grade program. She loves cooking and experimenting with foods and new recipes with the students at BSED. In addition to being a teacher, Jen is also the mother of a 14 year old boy at Brookline High School.

Jason Rago

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Jason works with our 1st and 2nd graders. He strives to provide a fun and uplifting environment while also encouraging students to make this program their own. Outside of BSED, Jason enjoys all things Patriots and Celtics.

Jason Rago

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Jason works with our 1st and 2nd graders. He strives to provide a fun and uplifting environment while also encouraging students to make this program their own. Outside of BSED, Jason enjoys all things Patriots and Celtics.

Mikaela Flynn

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Mikaela’s background is in social work, working with children and families in schools and non-profits throughout Massachusetts and New York. As a mother of one and aunt to many, she has always loved children and enjoys the time she gets to spend with the creative and fun-loving kids at Baker School.  With the first and second graders, you can find her doing arts and crafts, playing card games, and discussing Harry Potter. Her favorite hobbies are reading and traveling.

Mikaela Flynn

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Mikaela’s background is in social work, working with children and families in schools and non-profits throughout Massachusetts and New York. As a mother of one and aunt to many, she has always loved children and enjoys the time she gets to spend with the creative and fun-loving kids at Baker School.  With the first and second graders, you can find her doing arts and crafts, playing card games, and discussing Harry Potter. Her favorite hobbies are reading and traveling.

Katie Cullinan

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Katie is a part of our enthusiastic first and second grade team. In her free time she enjoys singing, improv, yoga, exploring nature, and cuddling with her two cats, Mister and Mackenzie. Katie believes that children flourish and thrive when they are given the opportunity to play in a safe and engaging environment.

Ariel Auster-Mehr

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Ariel is the newest member of the 1st and 2nd grade team at BSED. Ariel loves board games, arts & crafts, and DIY projects. In her free time, she enjoys making jam, hiking, and traveling.

Ariel Auster-Mehr

Teacher -- First & Second Grade

 

Ariel is the newest member of the 1st and 2nd grade team at BSED. Ariel loves board games, arts & crafts, and DIY projects. In her free time, she enjoys making jam, hiking, and traveling.

Cait Darling

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Cait works with the 3rd – 5th grade program. In addition to being a practiced guitarist, Cait is also quite crafty and enjoys anything Do-It-Yourself. She is a dog lover and owns two yorkies named Scruffy and Charley

Cait Darling

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Cait works with the 3rd – 5th grade program. In addition to being a practiced guitarist, Cait is also quite crafty and enjoys anything Do-It-Yourself. She is a dog lover and owns two yorkies named Scruffy and Charley

Andy Erickson

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Andy is our resident human sports encyclopedia in the 3rd-5th grade program. Not only is Andy an avid Red Sox fan, he is also a huge fan of all Boston sports teams. When he’s not practicing his sarcasm on another unsuspecting student, Andy can often be found teaching a fun and active game in the gym. Inspired by countless passionate educators as a youth, Andy hopes to return the favor by being that caring adult in today’s generation of young minds.  Andy also runs our sister Enrichment program.

Andy Erickson

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Andy is our resident human sports encyclopedia in the 3rd-5th grade program. Not only is Andy an avid Red Sox fan, he is also a huge fan of all Boston sports teams. When he’s not practicing his sarcasm on another unsuspecting student, Andy can often be found teaching a fun and active game in the gym. Inspired by countless passionate educators as a youth, Andy hopes to return the favor by being that caring adult in today’s generation of young minds.  Andy also runs our sister Enrichment program.

Courtney Lincoln

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Courtney works with our 3rd – 5th grade team. She attended UMASS Lowell, where she studied psychology and was an active member of the Track and Field team. Outside of B.S.E.D. Courtney enjoys spending time with her dog Nala and is a coach for the Gymnastics team at Brookline High School.

Courtney Lincoln

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Courtney works with our 3rd – 5th grade team. She attended UMASS Lowell, where she studied psychology and was an active member of the Track and Field team. Outside of B.S.E.D. Courtney enjoys spending time with her dog Nala and is a coach for the Gymnastics team at Brookline High School.

Kevin Long

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Kevin works with the 3rd-5th grade program. He works to inspire the students of BSED to think creatively and make productive messes. Kevin enjoys long distance running and is an artist working in Dedham. His artwork can be seen at http://babel.massart.edu/~longk

Bobby Uttaro

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Bobby is our resident “Jack of All Trades”.  He works with all three programs as a substitute and is able to wear any hat.  Bobby is also an aide during the day at the Baker School. He is also a crisis intervention counselor and published author.

Bobby Uttaro

Teacher -- Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade

 

Bobby is our resident “Jack of All Trades”.  He works with all three programs as a substitute and is able to wear any hat.  Bobby is also an aide during the day at the Baker School. He is also a crisis intervention counselor and published author.

Contact Us

205 Beverly Rd.

Chestnut Hill, MA

02467

 

Phone: 617-323-6661

 

E-mail: Sharon Corliss

 

 

Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff
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Teaching Staff
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Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff
Director
Teaching Staff
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Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff
Director
Teaching Staff
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Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff
Director

Sharon Corliss

 

Sharon has been working with the Baker School Extended Day program for over 30 years. During that time Sharon has seen the program grow from a humble 24 students to the well over 200 students we have enrolled today. In addition to being passionate about providing a safe and enriching environment for the students at BSED, Sharon is also an avid quilter and basket weaver. Born in England, Sharon went to school in Canada and still vacations on Lake Huron during her summers.

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