Teacher Feature: Marisa

Once a month we will feature a new teacher here on the website. Get to know some of our new teachers, and learn something new about the veterans.

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About: Mariasa D

Where are you from? I grew up in Leominster, Ma. Now I live in Quincy.

Any siblings? I have one younger brother.

How do you de-stress? Get cozy and read a book or draw. 

Tell us about your education? I have 2 BA degrees from UMass Boston. One in English and one in Anthropology.

Before working at LEAP, what other jobs did you have? I am currently a special education tutor for LPS. I was also the arts and crafts teacher for the Lincoln Summer camp. Before graduating, I worked in IT and as a waitress.

Fun Fact about yourself? I went to Italy for the first time this summer! It was awesome!

What are your long-term career goals and aspirations? To be a special education teacher.


Tell us about your role and position at LEAP? I work with all the age groups, but mainly with the 1st graders and kindergarteners.

What about LEAP made you want to work here in the first place? I heard about LEAP from all the kids at the school and instantly wanted to join the fun. 

What is your proudest memory at LEAP? Teaching the kids the “Thriller” dance!

What is your favorite activity at LEAP? Project. Art is my favorite.

 Rapid Fire Favorites:

Quote: “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible.” -Audrey Hepburn

Color: Blue

Playground activity: Swings

Rainy day activity: Painting

Sport: Hockey

Snack-food: Cheddar Cheese and Apples 

School Subject: English and Art (I can’t pick!)

Animal: Bonobos

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