At Expressions After School, we have a family of qualified and caring staff. Each with their own strengths, our team works everyday to ensure your child feels comfortable and enjoys every minute they are in our care. Every member of the staff is First Aid and CPR certified and EEC licensed.
Amy holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Akron, and Masters in Education from Curry College and has been an important part of the Needham Community since 1996. She is active within her church (Carter U.M.C.), the Needham Community Council, and many other arts and humanities organizations within the Boston area. In addition, before she opened Expressions, she worked in the non-profit sector as a consultant on Arts and Humanities and piloted a successful new initiative, Creative Arts Camp and the "Art meeting Education" program. Her career in child care spans over 18 years. Amy is responsible for the overall operations of Expressions After School. She coordinates all lesson plans, program activities and manages the Expressions staff. She is a unique hands-on business owner who is involved in the day-to-day activities with Expressions children. In her free time, Amy is wife and mother to two daughters.
Dana Taylor has been dedicated to the Expressions team and the Needham community. She grew up in Needham, MA as one of five siblings. Dana is a proud mother of three.
Assistant Executive Director
Meg Fitzpatrick holds a BA from Salem State University. She has seven years of experience working with children, five specifically in out of school programming. Her childcare career began in swimming lessons and lifeguarding which lead to working as a camp counselor and part time in after school care. After four years of being a site director she was promoted to district director and oversaw full time directors and part time staff as well as four hundred and fifty children enrolled at seven different sites.
Program Director, Theater and Sewing
Stephanie Zello is a graduate of Johnson State College with a degree in Theatre and Drama. She was awarded the technical theatre award from her college and a merit award in directing from the American College Theatre Festival. Steph loves all aspects of theatre and, just to name a few, has previously acted in Early Frost (Hannah), directed A Streetcar Named Desire, stage managed Into The Woods, and was a stitcher/dresser for The Little Foxes. When she is not doing theatre, Steph enjoys comic books, movies, cooking/baking and sewing. She is so excited to be teaching Theatre and Sewing!
Program Director, Visual Arts
Megan Bush is responsible for the Visual Arts club here at Expressions. With a passion for the arts and all things creative, she encourages students to explore their minds and expand their ideas of what art is. She loves to help them bring out their own unique art styles, while teaching the basics of past masters. Megan grew up in Mendon, Massachusetts, with her family and many doggies. Some of her interests include traveling, visiting museums and reading.
Program Director, Sports
Scott is a recent graduate of Elms College where he earned a degree in both Sports Management and Business Management, as well as a Minor in Coaching. At Elms, Scott was member of the soccer and baseball team. Scott’s experience as a coach and a college athlete feed his passion for youth sports. Aside from sports, Scott enjoys hiking, listening to music, eating food, and spending time with his family and friends.
Director of Multimedia, Filmmaking and Dance
Michaela is a junior at Massachusetts College of Art and Design studying media production and photo journalism. She is responsible for the filmmaking and dance clubs at Expressions. Michaela graduated from Dedham High School where she played softball, ice hockey and field hockey. In her free time she enjoys photography, movies, and hiking.