Hilary Rush, Site Director
Brian Etheridge, Assistant Site Director
Site Director - Hilary Rush
Hilary was born in London, England and came over to the U.S to study Psychology and Education at Northeastern University back in the 1990s. She also has her Master's degree in Educational Psychology. While at Northeastern she took on a part-time position with the Bowman Extended Day Program and never left! She moved up from Teacher to Coordinator to Assistant Director and for the last four years she has been the Site Director of the program. Hilary has three teenage children; Taylor, Chandler and Cassie. In her free time she loves to spend time with her dogs and watch sports, especially hockey and football.
Brian Etheridge - Assistant Director
Brian grew up in Woburn, played lacrosse in high school and graduated from Worcester State University in 2012. He has worked in the Woburn public schools and helped coordinate summer camp for several years at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club. He likes playing sports such as golf, basketball, and lacrosse. He also enjoys reading in his free time. Brian recently graduated with his Master's in Secondary Education and is very excited to be the Assistant Director at the Bowman Lextended Day program.
Jaclyn Salamone --Kindergarten Coordinator
Jaclyn grew up in Burlington Mass and has also experienced living across the country in CA where she was a Nanny. She has been in the childcare field for 20 years with positions ranging from nanny, preschool teacher to after-school group leader. She is very excited to be a part of Lextended Day as the Kindergarten Coordinator! Jaclyn also works as a Real Estate agent and volunteers for many animal rescue groups. She loves traveling, caring for animals, and spending time with her family and friends.
Brianna Bond - Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Brianna grew up on Acton. She attended American University where she received a degree in Health Promotion. She continues her studies to become a Health Education Specialist. She enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, cake decorating, and dancing.
Imge Sahin - K Assistant Teacher
Imge holds a masters degree in English Literature from Simmons College. Imge worked as a substitute teacher and a tutor in recent years. She lives in Needham with her husband and two daughters. In her free time, Imge enjoys yoga, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Nikoleta Hatzis - 1st Grade Lead Teacher
Nikoleta grew up in Medford, MA. She attended Boston College, where she majored in History. In addition to Lextended Day, she tutor's in math and reading. She can speak Greek, and in her spare time likes to travel, hike, cook, read, and spend time with family and friends. Her plan is to become a middle school teacher one day.
Whitney Simpson- 1st Grade Assistant Teacher
Whitney is from Eugene, Oregon, and recently moved to the Boston area. She works with our second-graders. Whitney studied history and English at the University of Portland, where she was active in the Honors Program, worked on the student history journal, and tutored writing. She has volunteered teaching and mentoring children for nine years and values being able to guide young people as they grow up. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, spending time with others, traveling, and drinking tea.
Abby Ayres - 1st Grade Assistant Teacher
During the day Abby works at Bowman as a fifth grade teaching assistant. She went to Lesley University for Early Childhood Education and graduated this past May. In her free time she enjoys Bikram Yoga, playing with her cat, and hiking.
Malory Walsh - 2nd and 3rd (B Group) Lead Teacher
Malory Graduated from Arlington Catholic High School in 2014 and currently living in Medford, Ma and studying Early Childhood at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA. As well as working at Lextended Day, Malory is a nannying for different families as well as her own. Malory enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching and going to sports games (Patriots especially. ) She hopes to one day to become an elementary school teacher.
Whitney Pierre - 2nd and 3rd (A Group) Lead Teacher
Whitney grew up in Lawrence, MA and is currently studying Human Services at Middlesex Community College in Bedford. Whitney has experience working as an assistant dance teacher at Helene Joy School of Dance in Middleton, MA and as an after-school group volunteer. She works with our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders here at Lextended and also teaches our students dance. Whitney enjoys working with children as well as spending time with her family and friends and traveling.
Monica Liaw - 2nd and 3rd (A Group) Assistant Teacher
Monica as born in Taiwan and moved to the United States for college, where she attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She now works at Lextended Day as lead art teacher. When not working at Lextended or tutoring, she is mostly creating picture book illustrations. Other than art, she loves making music and learning about foreign cultures and languages.
Shaydah Ghom - 2nd and 3rd (A Group) Assistant Teacher
Shaydah is currently a senior at Lexington High School and spends a lot of her time doing school work and applying to college. She works with the second and third graders at Bowman after school and in her free time she enjoys traveling. Shaydah works at a day camp in Weston during the summer, babysits, and has taught English to children in the Dominican Republic.
Sophia Leone - 4th and 5th Grade Teacher
Sophia grew up in Lexington, Ma and is excited to be back as a teacher. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Clark University. In addition to Lextended Day, Sophia is an Instructional Assistant at Bowman during the school day. She has also worked in a variety of other educational settings including preschool, early intervention, art camps, and special education programs. In her free time, Sophia enjoys cooking, drawing, yoga, and spending time outdoors.
Steve McDonough- 4th and 5th Grade Teacher
Steve grew up in Scituate and has been teaching physical education since 1995. He works with 4th and 5th graders as well as develop and supervise the gym/physical education program. He also teaches Kindergarten through 8th grade PE in Chelsea Ma. He is an avid golfer, tennis player and dog lover.