Theresa Whitten

Head Teacher

Theresa is so excited to join the EPCS community. Working in early childhood has been a love of hers for a long time and she cannot wait to share all the new things she has planned with her class. Theresa has been teaching for seven years. She received her Masters in Early Childhood from Lesley University in May 2014. She was a Kindergarten Teacher for the Boston Public Schools for 6 years. Before before that, she taught at the Brookline and Randolph Public Schools. She enjoys dancing, singing, trying new foods, and staying active while riding a bike and or hiking. She has a mini golden doodle named Zoey and two cats that she and her husband adore. She has a fraternal twin brother and two younger siblings; family is very important to her. She believes that community is an important aspect in establishing anything new. She hopes to sustain this
amazing community while still providing learning experiences that help enrich each child’s needs. She is looking forward to building a classroom community, along with prioritizing an anti-bias approach to teaching and growing a generation that will accept all, as well as focusing on curriculum that nurtures growth in a positive, risk-free, and fun environment.

Olivia Hobert

Interim Head Teacher

Olivia is from Framingham, Mass, and has a B.A. in
Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke
College as well as a M.A. in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts. During her time as a Master’s student Olivia was an EP Fellow for two years, working first in the Purple Room and then in the Green Room. She is excited to be starting her third year at EPCS working as an Enrichment Teacher and is looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Phoebe Davin

Assistant Teacher

Phoebe recently graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in educational studies and Africana studies. She is extremely passionate about special education and especially excited to be joining and working in an inclusive classroom and environment at EPCS.

Phoebe has worked with students from various ages, linguistic and cultural backgrounds in different settings, including English language and literacy using creative writing and interest-based readings. She is also trilingual– English, French and Arabic and is excited to incorporate more languages into the Green Room. Phoebe has also worked as an Environmental Educator and we are looking forward to integrating her experience in our work with Nature Connection and Stewardship with children.

In her free time, you can find her cheering on Tottenham Hotspur, cooking a new recipe, or doing the daily crossword.


Trinity Carlos

EP Fellow

My name is Trinity Carlos. I love to read, go to amusement parks, and play volleyball. I have played volleyball for about 11 years now! I have a bachelors degree in psychology and am currently in my masters program at tufts university. I was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts but have lived in Florida, Kansas, and Ohio! I love spending time with children and learning new things everyday!

Brenna Schlechter

EP Fellow

My name is Brenna Schlechter. I will be joining the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School staff for the first time this year and I couldn’t be more excited for the adventures that await. I am from Hershey, PA and received my undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Psychology and American Studies. Throughout my time as an undergraduate student, I participated as a member of the student board at our campus women’s center, worked as an RA, and volunteered in our school’s vivarium working with capuchin monkeys. In my free time, I love to travel, hike, swim, and bake. I am thrilled to join the Tufts community as I pursue my Master’s degree!

Kasandra Vargas

EP Fellow

My name is Kasandra! I am a professional ventriloquist, children’s author and singer. I have been performing all over Sacramento, California doing puppet shows for kids of all ages! Now I am taking the  time to focus on perfecting my craft to make a career out of it! Most of my joy has come from interacting with children! I look forward to meeting your child and having an amazing school year with them