About the staff at Lamb's...
Melissa Gannon, Educational Director
Melissa is excited to be part of the ministry of The Lamb’s Workshop as our new Director. Mrs. Gannon and family relocated from California where she was the Director of a private Christian Preschool called Little Lambs. Mrs. Gannon and her husband, Mark, are blessed with two children, Makenzie (4) and Myles (1) and, along with their dog, Fetta, reside in Amherst. She enjoys reading, baking, and being outdoors. She has a passion for working with young children and for sharing the love of God with families.
Suzanne Bergeron, Administrative Assistant & Financial Secretary
Suzanne joined The Lamb’s Workshop’s in 2018. Both of Mrs. Bergeron’s children, David and Rachel, are alumni of The Lamb’s Workshop. Prior to staying home with her children for several years, she worked in the Retirement Services division at Fidelity Investments. During her years at home, Mrs. Bergeron was active in many local organizations such as the Moms Club of Bedford, Girls Scouts, Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation, the Friends of the Bedford Library, and the Bedford Parent Teacher Group. After filling in as a substitute teacher at Lamb’s, she was thrilled to join the staff in her current role. Mrs. Bergeron, her husband John, and their kids live in Bedford. Mrs. Bergeron loves the theatre, reading, traveling, and dining al fresco. She feels blessed to be a part of a school with such a positive and uplifting group of children, parents and staff.
Maureen Boyden, Kindergarten
Maureen began teaching at The Lamb’s Workshop in 2000 as a teacher’s assistant in the three- and four-year-old classrooms. In 2008, she returned as lead teacher in a three-year-old classroom. Mrs. Boyden has been serving as kindergarten teacher since 2010. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Boyden married her husband, John, in 1990 and has three children, Kellyn, Katie, and Johnny and a cat named Lucy. Both Katie and Johnny are alumni of The Lamb’s Workshop, attending as 3 year olds, 4-year-olds and kindergarteners. In her spare time, Mrs. Boyden loves reading and exercising. Mrs. Boyden recognizes what a special place The Lamb’s Workshop has been and continues to be for herself and her family. “God is at work here. I see it in the children, families, and staff.”
Susan Cassidy, 4-year-olds
Sue began teaching at The Lamb’s Workshop in the Fall of 2012. She is a teacher in our four-year-old program. Mrs. Cassidy holds her B.A. in Psychology from Gordon College. She is also working towards completing her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Cassidy and her husband David have been attending Bethany Covenant Church since 2000. “It has truly been a spiritual home for us and a great church to raise our kids in. I am thankful for the partnership between Bethany and The Lamb’s Workshop.” In her spare time, Mrs. Cassidy loves to garden and also enjoys cooking, hiking and skiing with her family. Mrs. Cassidy’s favorite part about being in the Lamb’s family is working with the incredible staff and families, “We are abundantly blessed year after year. We get to talk about our faith every day with the children, and lead them in prayers and songs that teach them about God’s love.”
Erin Flanagan, 3-year-olds & 4's Enrichment
Erin started teaching at The Lamb’s Workshop in 2012, but first fell in love with our special school in 2004 as a mom. All three of Mrs. Flanagan’s children are proud Lamb’s alumni. She has wonderful memories of her eldest as the strong man in the circus, sharing the Ladybug tea with her daughter and sending her baby into the loving arms of Mrs. Chismark on his very first day of school! Mrs. Flanagan earned her undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Boston College. She taught 2nd grade in inner city Boston before she and her husband started their family and moved to New Hampshire in 1999. Mrs. Flanagan has always found Lamb’s to be a special place filled with faith and friendship… for both children and parents. She feels truly blessed to be a part of the preschool experience for our wonderful families and to work with such a loving and talented staff.
Janie Lavoie, 3- and 4-year-olds & 4's Enrichment
Janie started out at Lamb's as a substitute teacher during school breaks in college. She began her permanent work at Lamb's as an assistant teacher in 2013. Mrs. Lavoie currently teaches in the three and four-year-old and Afternoon Enrichment programs. In addition to Lamb's she has worked at the Families in Transition Preschool and various summer school programs at Camp Foster and the Bedford School District. Mrs. Lavoie and her husband, Chad, have a daughter and an energetic and loving rescue lab mix, named Brodie. Mrs. Lavoie also runs her own bakery business, J.L. Sweets…She loves seeing Lamb’s families while she is out working the Farmer’s Markets. Mrs. Lavoie’s favorite part about being in The Lamb's Workshop family is exactly that, “it truly feels like being a part of a family.” The other teachers not only support each other with their teaching skills but strengthen her faith daily. The families and children who attend Lamb’s build a wonderful community for each other as well as the staff and school as a whole.
Debbie Volckmann, 3- and 4-year-olds
Debbie (“Mrs. V’s”) love for working with preschool aged children stems back to when she was in high school. She started out teaching in a daycare center and has been caring for and teaching youngsters ever since. A stay-at-home mom to four now grown children, Mrs. V. also provided them their educational base, homeschooling for eight years. Mrs. V. joined The Lamb’s Workshop in 1999 and teaches in both the three- and four-year-old programs. Mrs. V. has resided in Goffstown since 1989, currently with her husband and two cats. She is the grandmother of two boys and loves reading, bird watching, gardening and walking. Mrs. V. sees her years at The Lamb’s Workshop not only as her employment, but also as her ministry and social life. She loves the bonds and friendships she has made with the women she works with.
Jenn Brenner, 3 year olds
Jenn began as a substitute and joined the Lamb's staff in 2018. She currently is an assistant teacher in the three year old program. Mrs. Brenner lives in Amherst with her husband, three children Aiden, Ron, and Essie & golden retriever Ollie. Two of Mrs. Brenner’s children are Lamb’s Workshop Alumni. In Mrs. Brenner’s spare time she is busy driving her children to all their sports and activities. Some of her favorite things to do are hike, travel and read.
Rachelle Ek, 3- and 4-year olds
Rachelle joined Lamb’s Workshop in 2018 as an assistant teacher for the 3’s and 4’s. Her family moved to New Hampshire from Connecticut in July. Mrs. Ek holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary education and taught second grade for five years before having children of her own. The past three years Mrs. Ek taught preschool at Little Blessings Preschool in Connecticut. She, along with her husband and two daughters live in Mont Vernon. Mrs. Ek enjoys reading, doing CrossFit, and watching her girls play soccer. Mrs. Ek is thrilled to be joining the Lamb’s community and is excited to get to know all the wonderful families this year.
Sue Greaney, Kindergarten
Sue began as substitute teacher and recognized The Lamb's Workshop as a special place. She was excited to join the Kindergarten classroom as a full-time assistant in 2018. Sue has three children – Jack, Devin and Becca. Devin attended Kindergarten Enrichment at Lamb's many years ago. Sue loves to exercise and still teaches group exercise classes after spending 22 years in the fitness industry. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, her two dogs and cat.
Jodi Haines, Kindergarten & Enrichment
Jodi began her work at The Lamb’s Workshop in 2011 as Assistant Teacher in the Kindergarten class. Mrs. Haines was a 4-year-old preschool teacher prior to coming to Lamb’s. Mrs. Haines holds an A.S. Degree in Business. She and her husband, Barry have two children; Kyle and Mikayla, a dog and 2 cats. In her spare time, she likes to go camping with her family, kayaking and scrapbooking. Mrs. Haines favorite part about being at Lamb’s, “Being able to share Jesus with the children and families in addition to teaching. I love the smiles and laughs for Gods children!”
Jennifer Quinn, 3- and 4-year olds
Jennifer started at Lamb's in 2014. Previously, she taught 3rd grade for seven years and also spent time assisting in a Kindergarten classroom as well as Easter Seals preschool. Mrs. Quinn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Keene State College, where she met her husband, John. They have two children; Calleigh and Camden and a cat named, Riley. Mrs. Quinn loves spending time with her family and friends and her favorite hobby is crafts. Mrs. Quinn was introduced to Lamb's in 2006 when her niece, Avery, started preschool. “I feel so blessed to be able to be a part of such a special group of women that I hold near and dear to my heart. The staff and teachers at Lamb's have always been kind and supportive. From a parent perspective, I've always been in awe of the hard work and dedication they've put into creating such an amazing atmosphere for a child's first school experience. Now, as a teacher, I am so grateful to be a part of that and look forward to many more years of helping our students grow and discover a love for school and for God.”
Jude Rattigan, 4-year-olds & 4's Enrichment
Jude and her husband, David have been married since 1981 and have three children; Kellen, Janie and Daniel. She has one grandson and two granddaughters! Mrs. Rattigan has been at The Lamb’s Workshop since 2002 and currently works as an Assistant teacher in the four-year-old and 4's Enrichment programs. She enjoys spending time with the children and being a part of their lives. “They have amazing personalities and keep me laughing. I love being able to teach them about Jesus and then watch how the light of Jesus shines in the classroom and in the children. Watching them live out the Fruit of the Spirit is exciting.”
Sue Spencer, 4-year olds
Sue started her tenure with The Lamb’s Workshop in 2003. She currently is an Assistant Teacher in the four-year-old program. Mrs. Spencer and her husband, Doug, reside in Merrimack. She has two grown daughters, Rachel and Emily, and a cat. Mrs. Spencer enjoys sewing and reading. She feels so blessed to be working with a wonderful group of women and loves getting to know The Lamb’s Workshop children and families.