MEET OUR STAFF AND TEACHERS

Jenny Medlock

Jenny Medlock is our Assistant Director.  She graduated the University of New Hampshire with a BA in English and has had various administrative assistant and customer service positions. After nine years as a stay-at-home mom, Jenny is very excited to be returning to work at EDS. She lives in Exeter with her husband David and their two daughters Sarah and Katie, both of whom are EDS alumnae.

Caroline O'Bara

Caroline O’Bara joined our school in 2015 as the teacher’s aide in the toddler program. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a BS in Business Administration. She is now our Office Manager on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's.  Caroline lives in East Kingston with her husband Nate and their daughter, Eleanor, who is currently an EDS student.

Ali Lafreniere

Hi, my name is Ali Lafreniere & this is my second year teaching at Exeter Day School.  I absolutely love my job & feel SO grateful that I get to do what I love everyday! I find true happiness in supporting children on their educational, creative, hands-on & adventurous learning experiences! I want my students to be engaged & comfortable in their learning environment. I went to college at St. Michael’s in Colchester, Vermont.  I earned my degree in English and Early Childhood Education.  This is where I met my husband Josh.  We stayed in Burlington for a while before deciding to move half way between our families! We have lived in Exeter for eleven years & have two daughters - Evie (9) & Josie (7).  Our turtle Reggie is 17 years old & our crazy puppy Lulu is 1!  We love to go on boat rides, have gatherings with family & friends, spend time in the sunshine & go on overnight adventures.  My personal goal is to ensure that your child loves school and that he/she wants to come back each and every day! 

Amie Morgado

Amy Morgado is happily married with two daughters.  As of 2018 she will be moving from our Toddler classroom to Lead Teacher in our 4 day 4-year-old classroom. She has an associates degree in Early Childhood and before having her own children spent ten+ years working in infant and toddler classrooms on the Seacoast.  During this time, she also directed and ran her own school. Her children came to EDS for preschool and during those five years she was an active member of the parents' committee and always enjoyed volunteering.

Sondra Morrissey

My name is Sondra Morrissey. I live in Hampton, NH in the town where I grew up. I have one daughter named Camryn .  I have been working with children since I was 16 at an afterschool program.  After high school I graduated from college with my degree in Early Childhood Education. When I am not teaching I can be found on the softball field. I play coed softball; coach my daughter’s team, and enjoying watching and cheering on her travel team. I also enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach and attending community events.

Kristen Driscoll

Kristen Driscoll joined the EDS team during the 2015-2016 school year as Extended Day Teacher. This year she is excited to be the Lead Teacher in our 2 Day 3-year-old morning class. Kristen has her M.Ed. from Rivier University in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She lives in Exeter with her family. Kristen has three children, one EDS alum, one current student, and one future!

Anne Witham

Anne Witham attended Salem State College and graduated with an Early Childhood degree in 1985. She has worked in centers and had a school based from her home for a year. She has two children and was a stay at home mother for many years. She volunteered in the public school system as well. Anne loves to work with children and is enjoying working again.

Katie Drouin

Katie Drouin is the Lead Teacher in our toddler classroom and she joined the EDS team for the start of the 2018 school year. She comes to us with 10 years of experience as a Lead Teacher in an Early Childhood classroom, as well as 4.5 years of managing a local children's art studio. Katie has an advanced certificate in Early Childhood Education, and a BS in Child/Adolescent Development.

Katie says, "she loves introducing children to the excitement of learning and watching them happily discover what they are capable of. During your child's time with me, I will work to build upon a space where your child can learn, create, imagine and most importantly, have fun!"

Katie lives in Exeter with her husband, Dave and daughter, Eleanor.  When she is not working, she is spending time with her family, hiking, traveling, and learning new things!

Melanie Bergin

Melanie Bergin (Mrs. B) is our Assistant Teacher in the 2-Day & 3-Day Toddler Programs. She graduated from Merrimack College with Bachelors in English. Melanie has many years under her belt of working in Design, Sales, and Fundraising... yet it was her time spent working as a Montessori Teacher in Cambridge, MA where she found her love of educating. She lives in the seacoast area with her husband and two children, both of whom attended Exeter Day School. As a parent, she has volunteered on our EDS Parents Committee for the last five years. She is thrilled to continue enriching our school on our Teaching Team, guiding and educating our students.

Maegan McCauley

Maegan McCauley started at EDS in 2009 as a substitute teacher. She is now our afternoon K-2 After School Enrichment teacher. Maegan has a BS degree from Weber State University, as well as Dual Teaching certificates from Great Bay Community College. Maegan lives in Exeter with her daughter, Peyton, who is an EDS alum.

Ray Lassonde

Ray Lassonde has been our music teacher since 1998. He has a BS degree from Granite State College and a certificate from the Berklee School of Music. He teaches music classes two full days per week and runs three extracurricular music programs as well our Spanish and French classes. Ray lives in Concord with his wife Linda and daughter Kayleigh, who is at Stevens Institute of Technology. Ray also teaches private piano lessons here at the school.

Elizabeth Dowd

Liz Dowd is our extended day teacher 11:00-6:00pm.  She comes to us with a love and understanding of children after almost 20 years as teacher and center Director at Portsmouth Head Start.  She lives in Portsmouth with her husband and enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandson.

Richa Mishra

Richa Mishra joined the EDS team in 2019.  She works with our extended day students Monday - Thursday providing art and creative activities to our students.  She has her BS in Early Childhood Education/EC Special Education.  She lives in Exeter with her husband and two sons.

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