Stacy Navis, Executive Director
Stacy taught here at At Sandwich Children's Center from 2015-2017 as the Lead Infant Teacher. Before that, teaching at centers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, for the past 12 years. She headed out of SCC to work in Corporate Sales in the Ski Industry, as another passion of hers. From there she found wedding planning and joined the world of events. However, she missed being surrounded by, and educating, young minds at the end of it all. She entered back into the field of Early Childhood Education and became a Toddler teacher once again and now she has rejoined the team here. In her spare time she enjoys being outside and is working on the 4,000 Footers, one of the reasons she came to New Hampshire 7 years ago! She loves spending time with friends, listening to music, and seeing her cat each day. Wicca knows sit, stay and come and loves to go for visits on her leash! Stacy is more than excited to be back here to work in a larger capacity with the children, families, community and of course the staff that brings Sandwich Children's Center to life.
Shayna Hidden, Lead Teacher, Toddlers
Shayna comes to SCC from Bearcamp Valley School and Children's Center, where she was assistant director. She enjoyed administrative work but is thrilled to be back in the classroom with children. "I love to see their faces, their adventures," she says. "Seeing them on a daily basis, you get this really good relationship with them." Shayna joined SCC in 2012 and has an associates degree in early childhood education. Outside of work and family she enjoys photography, kayaking and hiking.
Corey Christensen-Judge, Lead Teacher, Toddler
Corey has her BS in Early Childhood Education which she received from Granite State College in Conway, NH. Corey joined SCC in 2010 and has been here off and on throughout that time and now. She has two lovely children that her and her husband love spending time with. They love to go swimming, kayaking, Nordic skiing and hiking. Corey also brings her expertise in Yoga and gardening to SCC. She loves showing the children how to do yoga and reading and laughing with them.
Judy Hewson, Associate Teacher, Infants
Judy has worked with children most of her life, beginning as a teenager teaching skiing, later serving in Christian ministry positions, raising 2 children, and having 6 grandchildren. She has worked with children in preschool, and school age in a before & after school program. Judy has earned her Associate’s Degree from Granite State College, and has an additional 12 credits in Early Childhood Education. She’s currently working toward her State of NH Credentials. She plans on continuing her education at Granite State College. Her household is full and busy with her husband, daughter, four grandchildren, two dogs, four cats, and any other teenager that happens to be around.
Jess has a BS in Business Management from Plymouth State University. Her first connection to SCC came in 2009, when she worked as a teacher's aide while she was in high school. Jess joined SCC full time after college and still jumps in to any classroom that needs a helping hand. "It's such a close-knit community here, with all the families that I've known for so long," Jess says. In her free time, Jess enjoys hiking, fishing and doing renovation projects on her house.
Nancy Killam, Associate Teacher, Substitute
Karyn has a BS in Early Childhood Studies with a minor in Child Development from Plymouth State University. She also attended Manchester Community College for Childcare Administration and Management. She says, "I am honored to give the children a new experience every day, whether it be in the arts, science, music or natural world. I love being outdoors, so whenever we can, that is where we are, gaining a great familiarity with and respect for the outdoor world. My goal is to bring nature, science, art, music and a sense of community and family to each child who comes to the Center." Outside of work, Karyn enjoys writing fiction, drawing, wood burning and spending time with her family.
VVirginia Tremblay-Murphy Lead Teacher, Preschool
Virginia originally started out as a Home Economics teacher and earned her BS from Framingham State College. She returned to Salem State College to obtain her certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and later took several Masters level classes at Fitchburg State College.
As the oldest of nine children, she began taking care of children at a very young age. As a teen and young adult she worked at camps teaching canoeing and swimming and later taught at both public and private schools. She also did a lot of private nanny work in which she used her experience to teach lessons to her charges. She has worked with many different populations including special needs children and adults.
Her hobbies include baking, walking, hiking, bicycling and enjoying the great outdoors with her wonderful husband John.
Barbara Pries, Teacher’s Assistant, School Age Substitute