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Marie Philip and Walden School begin at 8:00 AM and students are dismissed at 2:30 PM. On Fridays, for preschool only, hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Glennis Matthews, MA
Glennis passionately believes in the foundation of literacy and has focused her studies on early literacy intervention strategies for deaf and hard of hearing children with a career goal to advocate and implement an early literacy curriculum for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Glennis earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta after an Associate of Applied Science degree in Sign Language Interpreting from Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston. She then obtained a Master of Arts degree in Middle Grade Math and Science from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta.
Her role as TLC Superintendent makes her the first Black Deaf woman and first HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) graduate to become a Superintendent of a Deaf School throughout the history of Deaf Education, joining the league consisting of a few Deaf BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Deaf School Superintendents in the United States.
Raymond Rodgers, MSW, MBA, CDI
Raymond received his bachelor’s from Gallaudet University, a Masters in Social Work and MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. His first job after graduating college was at TLC as a residential supervisor. Raymond grew up all around the country, including California, Colorado, Washington, DC, New Mexico and Washington state. In his spare time, Raymond enjoys camping, hiking, bicycling, films, coffee shops, working out, yoga, traveling and quality time with friends.
Prior to joining TLC, Raymond was most recently Executive Director of Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA) for six years, and as Interim Executive Director for the World Federation of the Deaf for a year and a half.
Toni Ammirati, M.Ed
Toni received her master’s degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University and has more than 30 years of experience working in the fields of nonprofit organizations, literacy, classroom management, education reform and lesson planning. She was an Elementary Principal for 25 years prior to moving into a senior leadership role in curriculum and instruction. Toni is also responsible for TLC’s Educational Compliance through DESE and is a MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Lynn Power, RN
Lynn Power was born, raised and worked in Framingham, Massachusetts for over 46 years, resulting in strong ties to the community. She sat on the Board of Directors for the Framingham Council on Aging and worked with local and state agencies in her capacity as Director of Health Services.
Lynn is also connected to the National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, the Nurse Leaders for the Framingham School District and other stakeholders.
Her career includes a range of responsibilities in geriatric and pediatric patient health care, clinical and communication skills, patient and family relations; planning and organization, human resources, food services, finance, contracts, and grant management.
Lynn also worked to broaden her knowledge managing the Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI), and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, while maintaining workplace safety in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines.
While working more than 40 years in Countryside Nursing Home, Lynn also worked simultaneously at The Learning Center for the Deaf, where in 2019 she was appointed the Director of Health Services.
Lynn's passion is boating and even shows her leadership in that capacity by sitting on the Board of the Orient Heights Yacht Club. However, her true passion is working at The Learning Center for the Deaf. If you ask her about her 19 years working at The Learning Center for the Deaf, Lynn will always say, "I truly love the kids!"
Chris Kaftan, MA
Chris is an experienced educational administrator with over two decades of experience working in the field of Deaf Education. With a background in coaching and mentoring, program evaluation, policy development, curriculum and lesson planning, and educational technology, Chris brings a strong variety of skills to the Senior Education Team. He has a graduate certification focused in Special Education Administration & Supervision from JHU, and a Masters in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University.
Mary Jane Huru, B.S.
Parent ASL Classes, TLCPA and PAC Group Liason
Mary Jane Huru has a deep, personal connection to TLC. She is the mother of a former PIP student, who went on to attend her entire schooling at TLC, graduating in 2010. Mary Jane received her bachelor's degree in Child and Family Services. She has worked at TLC for 25 years, 10 as Admission Director/Family Liaison. Prior, she was the Director of TLC’s Childcare Center.
Maria Mair-Stanley, MESE
Maria earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and then her Master's degree in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University. She is also currently studying for her Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program at William James College. She has held various positions at The Learning Center for the Deaf including Child Care Worker, Family Partner, and Teacher. She has over 10 years of experience in working with deaf children and adults and 5 years teaching. Maria remains a strong advocate for Mental Health, diversity, and inclusion.
Kasey Pendexter, M.Ed, LMFT, LMHC
Kasey Pendexter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. Kasey completed her master’s degree in education at Springfield College before joining a non-profit mental health organization that provided special education and treatment for trauma-impacted youth in a residential setting. More recently, she has worked as Director of Clinical Services for Deaf youth and families that have struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder with a variety of needs. Kasey has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults, specializing in trauma-informed care as well as alternative therapeutic approaches, including Neurofeedback and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment.
Jessica Greenfield, EdM
Jessica is originally from Ohio but has lived in Massachusetts for the last 25 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies and a Masters degree in Deaf Education from Boston University, is a certified teacher and special education administrator, and is a nationally certified ASL interpreter.
Since assuming Interim Principal for Secondary, Jessica has driven the effort to make the Secondary Department more stable. She strives to make the staff and students in her department feel seen, supported, and valued.
When Jessica is not on campus cheering for the Galloping Ghosts basketball team, supporting student organizations, or subbing at Walden School, she is a proud mom to a 4th grader and a 1st grader whom she hopes are learning to embody Jewish, feminist, and antiracist values.
Kevin began his Deaf Education career in 2000 at Jean Massieu Academy School for the Deaf in Arlington, Texas. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he simultaneously served as adjunct ASL faculty while attaining his Master’s degree in Deaf Education.
For the last 22 years, Kevin has taught in classrooms throughout several states, as well as served in leadership positions such as Athletic Coordinator, Dorm Director, and most recently the Director of NTID Regional STEM Center.
Not only did he leave with a degree and enthusiasm for bilingual education, but also a love for the local sports. Kevin loves to play golf, tennis, pickleball, baseball/softball, basketball, bowling, and go camping.
Milmaglyn holds certification in Connecticut as an Integrated Early Childhood Education (*N-Grade 3) and Special Education in K-12, as well as a Birth-to-Three Program Service Coordinator. She also has a Sixth-Year Leadership Certificate and is currently a Certified Visual Communication Sign Language Evaluator.