Lauren graduated from the University of Maine, Farmington with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating Lauren worked at a childcare center, where she taught two different age groups. She is eager to teach the children through excitement, hands on activities, compassion, all within in a positive atmosphere. When not teaching Lauren loves going to the beach in Scarborough where she grew up. In the winter she enjoys spending time skiing!
Trevor began his teaching at an in home daycare servicing Israeli American families in Boston while attending Wheelock College. He has been a pre-K teacher for four years and has worked at the JCA since 2009. Trevor is passionate about early childhood education and loves the four and five year old's unique perspectives on the world. He appreciates that his work requires creativity, spontaneity, and constant self reflection, and he brings his love of cooking, art and science into the classroom.
Molly is a visual artist, map-maker and geographer. She discovered geography at Middlebury College and went on to receive a Ph.D. in Human Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received a Watson Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to explore the value of map-making for communities and individuals.
After over a decade of practice, Sherri completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Kripalu School of Yoga in the winter of 2016/2017. Sherri believes in the dynamic ability of yoga; as a force to heal, as a vehicle to find compassion, and as a method to engage in whimsical play.
Theresa moved to Maine with her husband and 4 children from South Africa 15 years ago. She graduated from the Cape Town Teachers Training College and has had many years of experience working with children. Since living in Maine she has taught pre-K , private Kindergarten and also volunteered as a Kindergarten and Art teacher at Bet Ha'am. She has been teaching in the nursery room and at the Levey Day School aftercare program since 2007. Theresa loves being part of the JCA community!
Clare is an artist, naturalist and dedicated educator, who completed her Art Education graduate degree at Maine College of Art in 2010. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Maine after receiving a BFA in illustration. Her career in children's publishing lead to a passion for empowering and inspiring young learners through art making. For the past ten years, she has been involved in early childhood education programs as well as teaching drawing and art workshops to children.
Jenny is originally from Cape Cod. There she worked at a local nature center teaching children about the environment in the classroom and throughout the various ecosystems of the Cape. She has a B.A. in Nonprofit Management and loves to combine her passion for the arts with her teaching style. Jenny is also joining the Center Day Camp staff and is excited to be a part of the JCA family.
Zack de la Rouda
Studied anthropology & theater at the University of Vermont, apprenticed at Koviashuvik Local Living School in Temple, Maine. Has spent years independently studying & writing about rewilding. He founded Rewild Maine in 2015 and has since taught small-scale place-based human skills to scores of children and adults in southern Maine. His genuine desire to share with & patiently support the learners he works with makes him an effective, unique & memorable teacher.
Lisa has been a Spanish teacher for the past thirteen years. She has taught a variety of ages from pre-school to university students. She has a BA in Spanish from Dartmouth College and an MA in Spanish from Middlebury College. In addition to teaching at the JCA, she teaches Spanish at St. Joseph’s College. She enjoys spending time with her three children, Adam (JCA alum), Elise (JCA toddler), and Lucas.
Lisa is a professional dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer based in Portland. Lisa teaches creative movement, modern dance, and choreographs dance works with dancers of all ages.