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Lauren Locke

Lauren is from South Portland, Maine. She earned her Associate's degree through Southern Maine Community College and is currently working towards her Bachelor's degree through the University of Maine at Farmington. Lauren is passionate about working with young children, and she brings her love of music and reading into all of the classrooms. Lauren is thrilled to be a part of the JCA team because of the opportunity to make meaningful connections with the children and their families.

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Emma Kepler

Emma has lived in Maine her whole life. She started volunteering at children’s camps in the local area and discovered her passion for teaching and helping others. She recently received her Social Work degree from SMCC in hopes of guiding and supporting children everywhere. Emma is thrilled to be a part of the JCA team!