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Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a big part of a successful cooperative school experience. Our Board is comprised of parents of current students and alumni and members of the community. It sets and enacts policy for the preschool. They are the legal officers of the preschool which is mandated for non-profits bylaws. The Board works directly with the teaching staff as a team to give our students the best opportunities and keep the school running smoothly. This includes planning and execution of fundraisers, community event involvement, enrichment programs and much more. Board Meetings are open to all families. These are wonderful opportunities to work with teachers and other parents concerning the interests and needs of your preschoolers. Meetings typically take place monthly either in the preschool or virtually on Zoom (to allow more families to attend!) Please confirm upcoming date and time of meetings with Ms. Kathryn.
Melissa Cain lives in Tuftonboro and is a third grade teacher at Alton Central School. She is a mother of 3, two of which are school age and the other is a toddler. She attended Plymouth State University and is certified in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. She has coached in the community and is a Girl Scout Daisy Leader. She attended the Wolfeboro Nursery School as a child when it was located in the Train Station downtown!
Cara Parent lives in Wolfeboro with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She works as a registered nurse for Cardiovascular Clinical Sciences in Boston, MA in clinical research. Cara graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia PA with a bachelors degree in nursing and worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in pediatric oncology and Boston Children’s Hospital in the pediatric ICU before relocating to Wolfeboro. Along with being a member on the WNS board, Cara is also the President of Crescent Lake School PTO.
Carissa Dube lives in Wolfeboro and is a kindergarten teacher at Carpenter Elementary School. She is a mother to two school-age children and is also on the Board of Directors for Abenaki Lacrosse. She attended Skidmore College, where she majored in Education and Spanish and worked multiple years at a laboratory preschool. She has taught various grade levels and coached youth sports ever since. She also attended the Wolfeboro Nursery School when she was younger!
Lawrel Strauch-Spera lives in Wolfeboro with her husband and three boys. Her two oldest sons are WNS graduates with her youngest attending this year! She attended Curry College and holds a bachelors degree in Communication. Before relocating back to the Lakes Region, she lived on Nantucket Island where she was the PR & Marketing Director for the Chamber of Commerce, as well as worked in various positions in development, graphic design and event planning. Lawrel is also the Co-President of the Carpenter School PTO.
Christy Ouellette is a mother to three daughters that attend elementary, middle, and high school in Wolfeboro. Before moving to New Hampshire, Christy worked for the Marblehead Public Schools as an OT and then taught and directed preschool programs for 13 years at Preschool Playmates in Hingham, Massachusetts. She is a board member for the Lakes Region Humane Society and The Nick, and also serves on the Carpenter School PTO.
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