Christine Guindon – Owner and Director — I graduated from Framingham State College with a degree in Education and went on to teach 8th grade for several years until I left to raise my five children. Since 2006, The Learning Well has offered social and academic programs for preschool aged children. With the purchase of our new location in September of 2016, it was possible to expand the programs I offered to include Infant and Toddler age children. The Learning Well atmosphere is like no other, you have to see if for yourself to understand.
Susan Caisey – Teacher – Sue is a graduate of Bunker Hill Community College, with an Associates Degree in Business. She lives in West Bridgewater with her husband and their two children. Susan has been a teacher at The Learning Well since its establishment in 2006. She loves engaging with the children at their level and letting them know how proud she is of their accomplishments.
Bonnie Willis – Teacher – Bonnie is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Marketing degree, Bonnie worked six years in the corporate world before leaving to raise a family. While raising her three girls, she would care for family and friends’ children in her home. Bonnie started working as a preschool teacher at The Learning Well in 2009. One of her favorite things about working with young children is the love and excitement that they exude and how it makes me feel. They have so much energy and excitement that you can’t help but feel more energetic being around them.
Brenda Leighton – Teacher – Brenda is a graduate of Avon High School and worked as a payroll specialist for 12 years before starting a family. Brenda and her husband have been residents of West Bridgewater for many years and they have three school-aged children. Brenda’s youngest son was a student at The Learning Well School and had a wonderful experience. She has been with The Learning Well since 2006 and recently became teacher certified through the state.
Debbie Anderson – Teacher – Debbie comes to The Learning Well with years of experience in the child care field. She is calm and patient, which is a perfect combination when working with toddlers. If you walk by her classroom, you will find many beautiful projects that the children created. Debbie lives in Bridgewater with her son and has two nephews who she loves dearly.
Nichole O’Connell – Teacher – Nichole is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. Her youngest child attended The Learning Well and he loved it! Nichole and her husband live right here in West Bridgewater with a full house of eight children! She loves watching children grow, learn and change. Nichole has an amazing amount of patience and tolerance.
Ivanelis Figuaroa – Teacher – Ms.Nelly, as she is known to the children, comes to us with years of experience. She started her teaching career in Puerto Rico where she earned her degree from The University Del Este. In Nelly’s spare time, she enjoys planning parties for special events, as well as fishing, scrap-booking and spending time with her family. Ms. Nelly gets great joy from watching the children grow and develop and hopes that she is making a positive impact on their lives.
Kristin Augustson – Teacher – Miss Kristin joined The Learning Well in 2017 and has already become a valuable member of our team. She has been in the child care field since 2002 and has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a deep love of children and enjoys seeing them grow through learning. You can find Miss Kristin co-teaching the preschoolers and getting them ready to continue their education in Kindergarten.
Zerin Guillmette – Teacher – Miss Zerin is teacher certified and is working toward her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She’s been in the child care field for approximately four years and is in the full-day preschool classroom. She brings a wealth of new and fresh ideas for the classroom and her students laugh, learn and play all day.
Julia Guindon – Teacher – Miss Julia is a recent graduate of West Bridgewater High School and is teacher certified through the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care. Although she loves working with children of all ages, you can usually find her in the infant and young toddler classrooms. This summer, she will bring her great enthusiasm to our Sunny Days Summer Program. Miss Julia plans to continue her education at Bridgewater State University.
Colleen O’Connell – Teacher – Miss Colleen is also a recent graduate of West Bridgewater High School and is a certified teacher thru MDEEC. She will be continuing her education at the MA College of Pharmacy. Miss Colleen can be found working in all the classrooms and enjoys teaching the children and watching them grow and develop.
Jasmine Anderson – Teaching Assistant – Jasmine is a graduate of West Bridgewater High and ran track for her four years of high school. Jasmine has a great personality to work with children, she is kind, soft spoken, caring, and generous. She is currently taking classes in early education to become teacher certified.
Alex Duquette – Teaching Assistant – Miss Alex is a senior at West Bridgewater High School and works with Miss Nelly in the afternoons during the school year. She is a favorite among the preschoolers. Miss Alex joined The Learning Well in September of 2016 and her love of children is apparent when she interacts and plays alongside them. Her calm manner and sweet personality are an asset in the classroom and on the playground.
Lisa Pomar – Substitute Teaching Assistant – Lisa has many talents! Not only does she teach in our preschool room, but she is a Reiki Master and works with children and adults to help keep them healthy and centered. Lisa is a positive person with a great attitude about life. She has three children and resides in Bridgewater.