Our Teachers

The Dolphin Room Teacher


Wendy Sullivan is our director and completing her tenth year at Magic Years. With two decades of teaching experience, Wendy is an experienced leader in education and extremely involved in our community, and the perfect fit for our director role.

Wendy has a knack for helping children transition to their first experience in school. She is able to make them feel safe and comfortable while teaching them tools of readiness. Wendy has a calm and consistent manner which allows children to gain independence and learn the necessary social skills of preschool. Through song, play, stories, and other activities, children learn  about their community and environment, as well as science, math and social skills.

Wendy earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and a M.S. in School Administration from Wheelock College. She resides in Manchester with her husband Ereck and two daughters, Sophia and Emalia.

The Starfish Room Teacher


Heather Skuse comes with eight years of teaching at the early childhood level and three years as a parent in the Magic Years cooperative. She comes with a strong background in early literacy and math, and understands well how to help children learn the necessary skills in each area while building, playing, acting and exploring.

Heather plans with intention. She is an expert at designing lessons and activities that allow the children to gain early learning skills. Her project based approach engages children immediately, making learning fun. Her hands on lessons are visible throughout the day at Magic Years.

Heather earned her B.A. in business at Champlain College and her M.S. in Early Childhood Education at Lesley University. She resides in Beverly with her husband Nathan, son Nate, and daughter Allie.