John Levine

Head Teacher

John graduated from Loyola University Maryland with an interdisciplinary degree in Biopsychology and a special education minor, and since then he has been involved in early childhood education. He has lived up and down the east coast between Baltimore, New York, and Boston, as well as a stint down under in Melbourne. When not in the classroom, John is often backpacking on a mountain somewhere or grilling in his backyard with friends. He loves teaching because it gives him the opportunity to support and learn alongside the children as they navigate through such a significant and formative part of their lives. 

Saskia Wong-Smith

EP Fellow

Saskia Wong-Smith is a first-year Master’s student at Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. She recently graduated from Bates College in 2022 and has worked in school settings throughout college and after. She loves the creativity and joy children bring to life. Outside the classroom, Saskia loves to swim at Walden in warmer months and in the pool in the winter. 

Anna Petti

EP Fellow

Anna Petti is a first-year Master’s student at the Eliot-
Pearson Department of Child Study and Human
Development. She recently graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Linguistics, and she has previously worked as a TA at the John Winthrop School for Young Children and the Transportation Children’s Center. She loves working with kids and can’t wait to join the Rainbow Room this fall!

Nádia Silva

EP Fellow

Nádia is an international student from Brazil with a B.A. in Psychology and current student of the Master’s Program in Child Studies and Human Development. Nádia worked with typical and atypical children in a school context as an assistant teacher. In her free time she likes to travel, discover new restaurants and watch movies. She is excited to experience a new culture, learn about how these differences apply to the learning context and contribute to the development of the children of Eliot-Pearson Children’s School while furthering her knowledge at Tufts.

Jordin Luxenberg

Floating TA

My name is Jordin, and I have been at EPCS
for five years; I am a float teacher. I have an
M.A. in Developmental Disabilities from
Teachers College, Columbia University. One
of the best gems about my job is building
relationships with all the children and seeing
their growth throughout the year. I enjoy
creating art, watching documentaries,
exploring new places, traveling, and visiting
friends and family in my spare time.