Staff
Director

Susan Weycker

Susan is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned a Bachelor in Merchandising Management, and Central Michigan University, where she earned a Master's in Human Resource Management. Prior to becoming a mother, she was a Human Resources Manager with a long term care corporation in the Midwest.  

Susan has enjoyed her time teaching over the past 12 years. She has worked as a substitute teacher and a preschool teacher, and has taught first grade. She is looking forward to her first year as the Director of ECP. She strongly believes that parents who provide their children with a solid Christian foundation in a safe, loving environment are giving their children a priceless gift that lays the groundwork for their future.   

Susan resides in Wellesley with her husband Derek and their three teenage children. When not at school she enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.  


Treasurer

Jane Knights

Jane attended Lasell College where she earned her degree in Business. She has worked in international business and in fundraising, and has served as the ECP Treasurer for 38 years.

As a child, Jane attended Elmwood Chapel and was an active member of the congregation. Jane and her husband Peter attended the church with their five children and also served as the Youth Leaders for over a decade. She also taught a women's Sunday school class. In recognizing a need for a Christian preschool in the area, she played an instrumental and vital role in starting ECP.  

Jane and her husband reside in Needham, where they raised their five children. In her spare time, she enjoys baseball, cooking, knitting, reading, and spending time with their eight grandchildren. 


Teacher - 3 year old class

Marie Price

Marie is a graduate of Cornell University with a major in Education and a minor in Nutrition. For nine years Marie taught Home Economics in the Medford School System, and she is responsible for developing one of the first child labs in Massachusetts that was funded through a federal grant.

She was active in the Wellesley Public Schools and was a member of the Junior Woman's Club. Marie is a member of St. Andrews Church, where she has also taught Sunday school for 15 years.    

Marie and her husband Fred have resided in Wellesley for forty years and have two adult daughters, both of whom attended ECP. "I loved the school so much that I couldn't wait to go back after they had graduated!" She has been a teacher here for 17 years. When not in school, Marie enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, biking, and walking.  


Teacher - 3 year old class

Rebecca Girouard

Rebecca earned her Bachelor degree from Merrimack College and her Master's from Southern New Hampshire University. She received her Teacher certification from Mass Bay Community College.  

She has been teaching at ECP for the past couple of years, but her memories and experiences date back much further. As a little girl, she attended ECP and remembers her grandmother teaching Sunday School at Elmwood Chapel. Both her son and daughter are also alumni!

Rebecca resides in Wellesley with her husband and children. When not working, she is an active volunteer at her children's schools and enjoys spending time with her family.

 


Teacher - 4 year old class

Linda Kelley

Linda is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned a BFA in Illustration. She earned both her Teacher and Lead Teacher Certifications from Mass Bay Community College. She has been a member of the school's staff for 19 years.

Linda and her husband reside in Wellesley, the same town in which they both grew up. Each of their three children is a proud graduate of Elmwood Christian Preschool.

While one of her children was a student in the 4-year-old class, Linda came into the school to do an art activity. She brought in about 15 pounds of playdough, in a wide array of colors, and enjoyed creating "plates of pretend food" with the class. Linda had as much fun as the children and was offered a position at the school the very next day. She has often said, "My children have grown up and moved on, but I'm still in preschool and loving it!"

In her spare time, Linda enjoys reading, cooking, discovering new ideas for school activities, and spending time with her family.


Teacher - 4 year old class

Chris Alexander

Chris earned her B.S. in Elementary  Education from the American International College. She has been a part of the preschool's staff for over 15 years.  

Prior to her working at ECP, Chris was an active volunteer in the Wellesley Public School System, where both her now grown son (an alumnus of ECP) and daughter, attended. As a member of the Boston Junior League, Chris was fundamental in starting the "Understanding Disabilities Program" in the town's elementary schools, a program that is still used today. Chris is also a member of the Wellesley Service League.

She resides in Wellesley, and when not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, walking, baking, reading and working in her garden.

 


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