Our Team

 

From fishtanks to four-square, our staff does it all. Each member of our team comes from a rich background, whether in the arts, athletics, music, science, dance, or social justice. All our staff are  civic-minded & interested in community development, and are actively pursuing their own passions and interests outside of Extended Day.
Brynn Dizack
Brynn Dizack

Director I started with Extended Day in 2006 as a Wolfpack teacher, and have grown so much with this program in those 16 years. I'm excited to move into my third year as Director and continue working in a more collaborative administrative capacity with Colette! That doesn't mean I don't love working with the kids when I get the chance (which, luckily, is often!) At home, I'm a jewelry designer, food enthusiast, and bunny-parent who loves to play Zelda: Breath of the Wild ;)

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Colette Lima
Colette Lima

Assistant Director Hi y’all! My name is Colette and I am excited to join the Lincoln Extended Day community as the new AD this Fall! I recently graduated Boston University with my masters in Social Work and although this is my first year working with Extended Day I have spent most of my career working with youth both as an educator and administrator. When I am not working, I like to express myself through writing, playing the ukulele (poorly) and going on hikes.

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Toby Lewkowicz
Toby Lewkowicz

Classroom Coordinator - Beehive Hi everyone, I’m Toby! This is my third year at Extended Day, and I’m incredibly excited to step into the role of Beehive Classroom Coordinator. While at Extended Day, I love getting creative and being outside, and my favorite projects include nail salon and making pancakes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my cat, Goblin. I’m looking forward to getting to know new students and deepening bonds with returning ones!

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Juanita Cox
Juanita Cox

Beehive Teacher Hi! I'm Juanita, I'm so excited to be returning to LExD. I had to take a bit of a break to have my own lovely baby, and now I'm so excited to be back in such a wonderful environment to play and connect with your kids! I look forward to bringing my creative skills to Beehive where we will craft, sing many silly songs, and have a lot of chats and laughs. When not at LExD I enjoy spending time with my family (and cat), doing activities with my Girl Scout troop!

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Laura Kathrein
Laura Kathrein

Classroom Coordinator- Sharktank Hi folks! I'm thrilled to be LED's Sharktank Classroom Coordinator. My work with youth centers on creating empowering opportunities through activities and meaningful conversations. I have been teaching in various informal and formal capacities for over a decade, and received my MEd. from Lesley University At LExD, I strive to create engaging curriculum by drawing from my professional experiences in environmental education, circus arts, and dance.

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Joseph Vasinda
Joseph Vasinda

Sharktank Teacher Hi there! I'm excited to be joining the Lincoln team for the 22-23 school year! I grew up in Texas where I got my BM in music education, but I have been living in California for the last few years earning my MM in music composition, and working on my PhD. I just moved to Boston to keep developing as a teacher myself and to meet wonderful students. I love to run, climb, and cook, but I especially love to help students find their creative side and make music!

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Margaret Santana
Margaret Santana

Beehive Teacher Hello, My name is Margaret. I’m so excited to join Lincoln Extended Day as a Beehive Teacher this year. I have a B.A. in Finance and am currently taking early childhood education courses. I enjoy kayaking, walking, and playing Pokémon GO. My current favorite places to visit are Dominican Republic, North Conway, and Sedona.

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Margaret DeBruin
Margaret DeBruin

Wolfpack Teacher I'm so excited to return for my second year in the Wolfpack! I've been part of the Lincoln community for about 13 years working in the after school classes and as mom of two amazing kids. I have my masters in ceramics, worked in arts administration, arts education and owned my own craft business. In my time off, I love camping, sewing, baking, backpacking, hiking, kayaking and spending time with my family.

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Ben Schuringa
Ben Schuringa

Sharktank Teacher My name is Ben, and I'm excited to be a SharkTank teacher! I'm moving to Boston from Canada, which includes a pit stop at a summer camp in New Hampshire from June through August this year. I'm passionate about music, hiking, and healthy expressions of masculinity. I'm very excited to build meaningful relationships in the Sharktank through silly games and interesting discussions. In my free time you can find me rollerskating, playing piano, or playing video games.

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Jon Garniss
Jon Garniss

Wolfpack Teacher I am excited to be starting my fifth year of LXD! This has been my job as long as i’ve had jobs, and it really does feel like a home to me. Outside of LXD, I love musical theater, performing, and running.

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Faith Johnson
Faith Johnson

Beehive Teacher I am a returning for my second year as a Beehive Teacher! I am an artist and arts educator with experience facilitating creativity with humans of all ages in all kinds of settings. I spent the last four years developing and managing art programs for families at Boston Children’s Museum. I have always loved the community feeling at LExD and and I can’t wait to put my skills to use in service of exploration, play, and kindness in Beehive.

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Hope Laurain-Waggoner
Hope Laurain-Waggoner

Sharktank Teacher Hello everyone! My name is Hope, this is my second year at Extended day and I am super excited to be back in Sharktank! I graduated with a BFA in Theater Performance in my home state of Michigan. I love doing art based projects that let the kids really use their imagination. However, my favorite is running a Dungeons and Dragons game with the kids all year. In my spare time I am usually reading, playing tabletop games, or watching anime.

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Cathy Sherwood
Cathy Sherwood

Classroom Coordinator - Wolfpack Hello! This is my 6th year at Extended Day and I love this job so much. I believe play is the most important thing for growth, empathy and happiness (kids and adults!) and this job is the perfect environment for it. I enjoy game creation, gym games and treasure hunts. In my free time I love reading fantasy fiction, wild swimming and working on my many art projects.

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Chase Spearance
Chase Spearance

Wolfpack Teacher My name is Chase and I am returning for my second year as a Wolfpack teacher! My favorite projects in Wolfpack include fuse beads, sculpey, and baking projects, but I also generally love arts & crafts. Outside of Lincoln Extended Day I enjoy exploring nature, altering clothes, and watching scary movies. I am so excited to be back in Wolfpack where I am sure we will make so many cool things and have a lot of fun doing it!

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AJ Rose
AJ Rose

Beehive Teacher Hello! My name is AJ and I’m starting my second year at Lincoln Extended Day. I’m a homegrown Bostonian, and in addition to LExD, I’m also a DJ! I love to sing, dance, play sports, and help kids discover what they’re passionate about learning! I’m grateful and excited to be a part of a such a unique, inclusive program.

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