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Meet the Teachers

My name is Kelli Bailey and I have been working at the Willett Early Childhood Center since 2004.  I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education for children with and without special needs from Springfield College.  I am currently enrolled in a Master’s program for Special Education at Endicott College.  I am certified in Moderate Special needs from pre-k to eighth grade and Severe Special Needs for all ages. When I first started at the Willett, I was teaching in the PACS classroom. I moved to the Integrated Preschool Extended Day program in 2010.  Prior to working at the Willett, I began my career working as a Special Education teacher at a private school with children six to eight years of age.  For the next two years I worked as a resource room teacher at an elementary school in Woburn servicing children from kindergarten to fourth grade.  As the Resource Room teacher I taught both inclusion and pull-out services.   Some of the types of learners I have worked with over the years include; PDD-NOS, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, developmental delays, language processing disorders, and Down Syndrome. 

My name is Keri Fredericks and I have worked at the Integrated Preschool since 2004. I attended Springfield College from 1998-2002. It was there that I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education for children with and without special needs, ranging from preschool aged children to grade 3. I continued my education at American International College where I earned a Masters Degree in Special Education, grades Kindergarten to grade 8.  Over the years, I have acquired experience working with children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Language Delays, Visual and Hearing Impairments, Muscular Dystrophy, Emotional Disabilities, Global Developmental Delays, ADHD, Sensory Impairments, as well as other developmental delays.

My name is Laura Tolman and I have been teaching at the Willett Early Childhood Center since 2002.  I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education in 1992 and a Masters Degree in Severe Special Needs from Boston College in 1994.  I have worked with children for over 20 years in a variety of capacities.  I was a teacher for children with severe special needs at the Campus School in Chestnut Hill.  I also taught Kindergarten and grade three special education students in the Walpole Public School System.  Before joining the Norwood Public Schools, I was a director of a corporate childcare center operated by ChildrenFirst.  At ChildrenFirst, I worked on various committees to develop thematic curriculum units, which were shared among the different childcare centers in this national company.  I have worked with a variety of learners over the years including children with PDD-NOS, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, language processing delays, Down Syndrome, and learning disabilities.

My name is Lauren Grealish and I have been working at the Willett Early Childhood Center since 2011.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology in 2010 from Stonehill College. I continued my education at Lesley University where I earned a Masters Degree in Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities in 2013. My first few years at the Willett, I was an instructional aide in a kindergarten classroom where I supported the classroom teacher in managing the classroom and implementing the curriculum. I have been teaching in the Integrated Preschool Program for the past 2 years. Over the years, I have acquired experience working with children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Language Delays, Visual and Hearing Impairments, Emotional Disabilities, Global Developmental Delays, ADHD, Sensory Impairments, as well as other developmental delays