Staff Bios Thacher

Thacher Elementary School

Emily Capar (PM Assitant) Ms. Emily is new to the ABACUS program this fall. She is a Junior at Bridgewater State University and studying Special Education. Ms. Emily loves swimming (she was a swim instructor and lifeguard!) and drawing. She is really looking to have a great year with the ABACUS family here at Thacher!

Julie Ferro (AM & PM Lead) Mrs. Ferro is happy to return for her fifth year with the ABACUS program at Thacher. In addition to her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UMass Dartmouth, she brings a wealth of experience from her time working with DSS and running a home day care. Mrs. Ferro enjoys volleyball, photography, running and spending time with her family, including her sons; Tyler, 12 and Alex, 14. She really enjoys her students at Thacher and is looking forward to another great year!

Shannon Fisk (Assistant Provider) Miss Shannon is joining us for her fourth year with ABACUS, she brings a wealth of experience from the years she spent attending the program. She is a student at Bristol Community College who enjoys music and the performing arts. She is most looking forward to positively affecting the kids she works with by integrating them with the new students this year to expand their horizons.

Shauna Francey (HS Aide) Ms. Shauna started working for ABACUS this summer, but has been both a student in our program and a CIT. She is currently attending Attleboro High School. She spends her free time practicing MMA and enjoys math and science. She is looking forward to all the different personalities Studley ABACUS has to offer!

Ryan Henry (AM Lead) Mr. Ryan has returned for his fifth year with ABACUS. He is currently attending Rhode Island College working toward his degree in Physical Education. Mr. Ryan enjoys gym time with the kids, running, and watching sports, especially the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and the Yankees. He is looking forward to having fun with some familiar faces and meeting some new ones this year!

Kim Hernandez (AM&PM Assistant) Ms. Kim has been with ABACUS for three years is happy to return to the Thacher. She is a graduate of Attleboro High School. Ms. Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys culinary arts and is looking forward to trying out some cooking projects with the students!

Alexa Holland (AM Assistant) Ms. Alexa has been with the ABACUS program for four years. She is currently attending CCRI and hoping to get her associates degree shortly. Ms. Alexa loves meeting her new kids and getting to watch them change and grow over the school year. She is looking forward to a fun and safe school year with her students at Thacher!

Kayla Houle (PM Assistant) Ms. Kayla has worked for ABACUS for four years. She is working toward a degree at UMass Dartmouth in Marketing with a minor is Communication. Ms. Kayla loves helping and teaching her students and being able to watch them grow. She is looking forward to another great year at Thacher!

Abby Jewett (HS Aide) Ms. Abby is returning to the ABACUS program for a second school year. She currently attends Attleboro High School. Ms. Abby enjoys dance and babysitting. She is looking forward to meeting the new students and families at Thacher ABACUS.

Kim Laramee (Program Coordinator) Ms. Laramee has been a part of ABACUS since 1995 spending a few years as a head teacher, assistant coordinator, and now the coordinator of the program! She has a degree in Elementary Education from Franklin Pierce University. Ms. Laramee spends her free time with her family; including five nieces and nephews, walking, gardening, and cooking. She enjoys meeting the new students each year, as well as seeing the returning kids and their families and how they grow through the years.

Morgan Marchand (PM Assistant) Ms. Morgan is new to the ABACUS program this school year. She is a graduate of Attleboro High School and is currently attending Bridgewater State University. Ms. Morgan enjoys dance, tennis, and outdoor activities. She is looking forward to meeting all the kids at Thacher ABACUS!

Mary Martino (Site Manager) Mrs. Martino has been with our program for 16 years. She is EEC certified and has earned her Early Childhood Certificate from Massasoit Community College. Mrs. Martino enjoys watching her students grow and learn and assisting them with issues that may come up. She spends her free time with her family, including her son Eric, reading, playing Pogo and relaxing with her cat.

Michelle Michienzi (AM Assistant) Ms. Michelle is new to ABACUS this school year, but has had a family daycare for over 20 years. She has three children of her own; Cameron, Tyler, and Hannah. Ms. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, scrapbooking and going to the beach. She is looking forward to playing games and getting outdoors with the ABACUS students!

Tiffany Phan (AM Assistant) Ms. Tiffany is starting her eighth year with ABACUS and is happy to be at Wamsutta. She is a graduate of Attleboro High School and is a Certified Nursing Assistant. Ms. Tiffany has a daughter Annabelle Riley who turned one in June. Ms. Tiff enjoys singing, trying new foods, basketball, and playing with her dog Izzy. She is looking forward to meeting the new students at Wamsutta this fall.

Kali Picard (HS Aide) Ms. Kali started working for ABACUS last summer, but has been both a CIT for the program and a former student! She goes to AHS and enjoys playing volleyball and going to the beach. Ms. Kali is looking forward to meeting the students at Thacher ABACUS!

Tina Picard (PM Lead) Ms. Tina is back for her eleventh year with Thacher ABACUS. She is looking forward to new challenges with a new group of students this year. Ms. Tina loves reading, music, spending time on the computer, and most of all with her family, including her 17 year old daughter. She is most looking forward to experiencing some long term projects with her group this year and discovering what it is they enjoy most!

Katelyn Qualter (AM & PM Assistant) Ms. Katie joined the ABACUS staff over the summer. She is looking forward to getting to know all the students here at Hyman Fine. Ms. Katie enjoys
arts and crafts, spicy food, walking her dog, volleyball and spending time with her two siblings. She can’t wait to get her new students involved in making some holiday crafts this year!

Connor Silva (PM Assistant) Mr. Connor is brand new to ABACUS. He is one of four children and graduated from Attleboro High School. Mr. Connor enjoys all sports and can’t wait to spend some time in the gym with the kids at Thacher ABACUS!

Danielle Terry (AM&PM Assistant) Miss Danielle joined the ABACUS program two years ago. She is currently studying Early Education and Care at Bridgewater State University. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Miss Danielle enjoys working with kids and can’t wait for a great year with the students at Thacher!
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