Jacqueline McGrady, Development Director
Jackie was raised on Nantucket and after graduating from the public school system here, went on to receive degrees from Amherst College, Harvard University, and General Theological Seminary. She returned home to the island about eleven years ago to raise her two children and explore new opportunities. She is an ordained Episcopal priest, gymnastics instructor, writer, experienced teacher and a pretty good cook in addition to being an organized and energized development professional.
Morgan Lindsay, Head Teacher
Joanne McAveety, Head Teacher
Joanne has been with Small Friends since 1999, as a teacher in the infant room. Joanne is originally from Belfast, Ireland where she attended the University of Ulster. Her daughters Katie and Amy Rose are both Small Friends alums.
Marie Kimball, Head Teacher
Marie joined Small Friends in September of 2004. Marie earned an associate’s degree in early childhood education from the New Hampshire Technical Institute of Concord, and has a wealth of experience working with young children in a variety of settings.
Teneshia Chennis, Teacher
Teneshia joined the Small Friends family in September, 2011. She has worked with children of varying ages in a number of different capacities, including being a mother. We are excited for Teneshia’s future as part of the Scallop team.
Sarah Lanctot, Head Teacher
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she studied Psychology. She has worked in a number of different early childhood settings, including a Head Start program. Sarah provides a warm, nurturing environment for the Starfish class.
Jane Morrow, Teacher
Jane joins the Small Friends family with over nine years experience working in the early education field. She attended Forest Park Community College where she obtained her Early Childhood Associates degree. Upon moving to Nantucket Jane started her own home day-care, she is now a loving member of our staff and works beautifully with the students.
Carol Pillion, Assistant Teacher
Carol is an Assistant Teacher in the Bluefish Room. She received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Bryant University before eventually working in the Nantucket Public Schools for 11 years, 6 of which were involved in the Special Education Department as a Teaching Assistant. In addition to teaching, Carol comes to us with a banking and paralegal background. She is a member of both the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and Nantucket Petticoat Row, a group of women in support of women entrepreneurs.