As Executive Director, I oversee all programs at Carlisle Kids' House. I have over 25 years experience in the field of education and childcare. I absolutely love Carlisle Kids' House and the team of teachers I work with daily! I am committed to lifelong learning and am passionate about insuring that the CKH staff, families, and children have a safe and nurturing environment where they can explore, discover and continue to grow each and
Meegan assists with the administration of the programs as well as working with the children in classrooms when needed. She has been in the field for over 30 years. Her experience includes working with children of all ages, coaching, mentoring teachers, and assisting with the administration of programs.
Hi! My name is Kelley. I started here at CKH at the end of July 2023. Before I became an educator, I was a Certified Nursing Assistant. But, I have always wanted to work with children. So I decided that becoming a teacher is what I needed to do in order to complete my accomplishments in life! My Favorite Thing about Teaching is getting to watch these young minds grow. Going home and knowing that I made a positive difference in the children’s learning process.
My name is Claudia. I am a UMass Lowell student, majoring in psychology. My interests are education and helping others. I am open-minded when it comes to helping children learn their way. I think this comes from growing up in a large family and past experiences. Most of all, children help me understand that I have a responsibility to help them be themselves in a positive way.
I attended Westfield State University and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am EEC certified as an infant/toddler, and preschool teacher. I have work experience in an integrated preschool as well as a daycare. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the kids have fun while they are learning and growing into their own person. I love seeing the “lightbulb” moment when a difficult concept clicks for them.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Davidson
Hello! My name is Lisa. I live in Andover, MA with my son and two furry cats. I have always wanted to be a teacher. Even when I was a young child, 8 years old, I was “playing” school with my sister and I was always the “teacher”. I have been in the field of Education for over 36 years and in 2010, I completed my degree in Early Childhood Education at Salem State. My favorite thing about teaching is watching the children become more confident, learn to take risks, explore and be able to discover. I also enjoy watching them take charge of their own learning and take pride in their achievements as they become independent learners.
I graduated from Lesley University in 2022 with a degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and a certification in holistic health and wellness. Earlier this year I became a board-certified autism technician and began working as a behavior interventionist with children on the autism spectrum. I’ve always enjoyed working with children and appreciated their love for the world around them. In I was born and raised in Lowell although I currently live in Tewksbury with my dog, Molly, and my husband. I love all kinds of music, theater, and art! My favorite thing about teaching is watching children’s eyes light up as they learn something for the first time!
Hi my name is Miss Ilana. I am so excited to have joined the team here at Carlisle Kids House. I am a mother of two, my son is 11 and my daughter is 2. Also can't forget our newest addition to the family our puppy Mr. Chase. I have been working in the early childhood field since high school. I went to Nashoba Technical High, graduating from their Early Childhood Education Program. I absolutely love working with children and watching them grow and learn every day, and being part of who they become in the future.
My name is Oliva. I became involved in childcare in 2016 when I started to work closely with an afterschool program, I eventually ran the after school program. I also became a camp counselor during the summer months. I really enjoy working with children because they can bring out the best parts of me, especially the goofy side. My favorite part about teaching is when they accomplish something on their own and they can’t help but smile and get super excited.
I have spent my whole life surrounded by children and knew I wanted nothing else when I grew up but to be a teacher. While growing up my mother had a home daycare and took care of teachers' kids so it is very clear to me how I got my love of teaching and being with children. I graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education. I have been learning sign language since my two older children were born Deaf and this is how we communicate. Upon moving to Massachusetts in the Summer of 2010, I started working at Carlisle Kids House that September. I have worked both Full time and Part time in the Preschool, Pre K and School age classrooms. It is so amazing to work with children. To watch them explore, discover and grow; to see the wheels turning in their heads and watch when they get that "aha!" moment. I love how each day is a new day and you never know what each day will be like. It is so great to have been here for 10 years and have seen many children go from preschool to school age and been able to be a part of their lives through all the grades.
I live in Carlisle and am honored to teach at the school where my children attend. I love what this community offers families with young children. The “village” that supports us as we raise three small children is a blessing. I love getting to know more children in our community as a teacher at CKH. My favorite thing about teaching is helping children build the “I think I can” attitude and learning that mistakes help us learn.
I knew after my very first day as an assistant teacher 5 years ago at a childcare center in Acton that I love working with young children. I worked there for the next 4 years before returning to Landmark College in Vermont. By Thanksgiving, I was back home as a remote student in the middle of a pandemic. Not a good situation for a hands-on, experience-based learner like me. I am passionate about working with toddlers and helping them grow. There’s never been a day when I couldn’t wait to get to work. There’s really no job I’d rather do. Every day is an adventure!
I grew up in Andover, Ma spending lots of time in Den Rock Park and the local forests. Now I’m living in Lowell enjoying the city and all the amazing food. I started working with children as a high schooler in an after school kindergarten class. From there I discovered my true passion for childcare. Early in my teaching career I was extremely lucky and was chosen to take an intensive week long course in Reggio Emilia, Italy. There I learned about the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy and the Hundred Languages of Children. Having left working with children full-time for a few years I stopped enjoying going to work and started feeling the 9-5 blues. Now working at CKH I’m feeling energized, ready to learn and have fun! My favorite thing about teaching is getting shown something because a child is excited and proud they completed it. I get the biggest smile when a child wants to share their art with me or show me that they learned a new skill. The other thing is the little happy waves I get from kids whenever I walk by, it’s the little things.
I am originally from New Castle, DE and I have one younger sister. I graduated from High School in 2007 and from college in 2011 from Susquehanna University. I received my Bachelors in Business Administration and soon I entered the culinary field looking to one day run my own restaurant. I moved and traveled all up and down the east coast till settling down with my wife in Fitchburg, MA 5 years ago. We have two kids, a 10 month old daughter and a 9 year old son. I have always loved working with kids and have always had the dream of teaching kids in the back of my mind, so now I am grateful to be pursuing a teaching career. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the excitement in a child’s eyes when they learned something new in school or when they got something correct. Seeing a child improve each and every day. Seeing the children understand and want to learn new subjects. Also, when children can use their imagination and creativity to tackle a hard project or even just to do a simple one.
Executive Board of Directors
The Executive Board of Directors is made up of currently enrolled parents. Offices are voted on by the board on an annual basis. All Parents are part of the Carlisle Kids' House Corporation and are welcomed to participate in board meetings. The Executive Board of Directors works closely with the Director around CKH policies and procedures