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 (5) and Marlow (4). 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 degree in Early Childhood Education here at NHTI in 2013 and was 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 get settled in and create a cozy space for the winter months.
Carissa Archibald, Teacher's Aide, Penacook
I am currently a student at NHTI where I’m working toward my associate 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.
Abigail Ferguson, Clerk, Concord
I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2015 with a bachelor’s in linguistics. Previously I worked as an English teacher abroad in Korea. Teaching abroad taught me I loved teaching young children (specifically toddlers!), but I wanted to improve my knowledge and become a better teacher. I am now a student at NHTI working towards obtaining my Early Childhood Education Certificate.
Outside of my studies and work, I enjoy listening to music, spending time with my two dogs, and reading poetry.
Julia Burris, Clerk, 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.