Andrea Burdick, Lead Teacher, Concord
I graduated from Keene State College in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development and a second major of Social Sciences. I’ve worked in many centers but my long term career goal has always been to become a facilitating teacher at a laboratory school. I never imagined I’d meet my goal so early in my career and end up being here for TEN YEARS!
I have a husband and two amazing children, Ensen and Marlow. We have two fluffy cats named Lemon and Toofer. Among my top favorite pastimes are reading (I love non-fiction!), trail hikes, running, and singing. I also really enjoy learning new skills through home improvement projects. I recently bought an old house that I can deconstruct, reconstruct, paint, and decorate.
Sherry Krejckant, Assistant Teacher, Pembroke
I became a student intern at the Child and Family Development Center in 2011 and became an Assistant Teacher in 2012. I earned an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education here at NHTI in 2013 and promoted to full time in 2015. I have plans to continue for my bachelor’s degree at SNHU and often dream of one day obtaining a master’s. I’m so excited to be working with children and my wonderful coworkers. I come to work with a giant smile because I know I’m so lucky to be involved in the life of these children. They make my weekends so long and boring in comparison.
During my free time I can be found spending a ridiculous amount of time reading and browsing Netflix for new series’ to waste my time watching. I recently bought a new home and am excited to be settled in and create a cozy space for the winter months.
Carissa Archibald, Assistant Teacher, Penacook
I am currently a student at NHTI where I’m working toward my associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, specializing in children with special needs. I started observing in the toddler room each week and found my niche.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love to camp and play beach volleyball.
Julia Burris, Teacher's Aide, Concord
I am currently a part-time student at NHTI while working toward my certificate in Early Childhood Education. I have a little bit over three years of experience working in a preschool setting and am looking forward to my journey at CFDC!
When I’m not working or going to school, I enjoy spending my free time at the beach, hiking, cooking, with family and friends, and hanging out with my five-year-old dog, Mia.
Abigail Gagnon, Clerk
Ever since I was a small child, I have had the passion to make a change in the world. I believe in order to do this we need to focus on children. I began babysitting as a young girl and knew right away, I would eventually work in a field with children. As such, I am currently earning my associate’s degree in early childhood education at NHTI. I started at the Child and Family Development Center as an observation student and will continue as a practicum student for the Spring 2019 term. The center has given me the opportunity to pursue my career, my love of children, and to further my learning into the field of childhood development.
I love doing almost anything that includes the outdoors. I enjoy hiking, running, and fishing. I am very active and like to spend my free time keeping busy.
Ashley Mello, Clerk
I am currently a part time student at NHTI, where I am earning an associate degree in early childhood education. I have been working with children since I was 16, running summer camps and working in childcare centers. I started observing in the toddler classroom and now love working at the center every day!
In my free time I love to sing, be outdoors, and be with my friends!