Leslie O. Jordan, Program Director of the CATCH Afterschool Program has 25 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood Education. Leslie is a graduate of Wheelock College with a bachelors degree in Human Development and Community-Based Human Services and a masters degree in Early Childhood Education, PreK-2, from the University of Massachusetts /Boston. Leslie is also Director certified through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Leslie’s affiliation with Roxbury Weston Programs, Inc first began in 2002 at the program’s inception where she first served as CATCH’s program group leader.
Ingrid Mansfield, the preschool director, is a graduate of Boston College with dual certificates in elementary and special education through the Mass Department of Education and the Department of Early Education and Care. Ingrid has more than 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and was the lead teacher for the 3s & 4s for eight years. She assumed the role of director in September 2008.
Janet Marshall, the head teacher of the 4’s and 5’s class, has 25 years of teaching experience and has been the lead teacher since 1997. She attended Middlesex Community College and Lesley University, where she studied Human Development and Early Education. She was a recent recipient of the Mellon Foundation Scholarship given to Roxbury Weston Programs.
Claudette Norville, CATCH’s program’s Group Leader is a native of Guyana, South America. Claudette has a bachelor’s degree in the field of Social work. Her work experience includes serving as a Marriage & Family Counselor, in addition to serving as a literacy coach for several years at the Yawkey Boy’s & Girl’s Club in the greater Boston area. Claudette’s transition as our new Group Leader has been seamless.
Faith Rand, a teacher in the 3’s and 4’s class, graduated from Wheelock College with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Young Children with Special Needs. She is a certified teacher by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Faith has 13 years of classroom experience, and has been involved in farm and nature based education for over 30 years. She is a Weston native and her daughter is a Roxbury Weston alumna.
Denise Simmons, a teacher in the 3’s and 4’s class, attended Brandeis University where she studied Sociology and completed her education certification through Bunker Hill Community College, Wheelock College, and Urban College. Denise is certified by the Mass Department of Early Education and Care and has devoted 12 years to Roxbury Weston Programs.
Bhanu Srinivasan, the head teacher in the 3’s and 4’s class, holds two degrees from India: one in Education and the other in Finance. She is certified with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and has been with Roxbury Weston since 2007.