Wendy Sullivan is our school director as well as the Dolphin and Tadpole Room teacher. Wendy is an experienced leader in education with over two decades of experience and extremely involved in our community—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.
Heather Skuse is the Starfish Room teacher and comes with over 10 years of experience at the early childhood level and three years as a parent in the Magic Years cooperative. She has 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.
Elizabeth Harrington joins the Magic Years teaching staff after years of already proving to be a highly valued member of the school community, volunteering both as President of the Board and Membership Coordinator during her time as a parent at the school. Previously, Lizzie worked both as a Magic Years substitute teacher and supporting staff for the school's Afternoon Adventure program. Lizzie has loved the many roles she has taken at Magic Years and is grateful for each magical moment spent at the school. She formally rejoins the team as a supporting teacher, working with both classrooms and the afternoon educational program.
Lizzie Harrington began teaching Pre-K shortly after graduating from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She currently resides in Essex with her husband, Jim, and her two boys, Grady and John. In her spare time, she loves going to watch her boys' sporting events.