Our Team

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.

 
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Amy Saltalamacchia

amy.saltalamacchia@expressionsafterschool.com

C.E.O., Owner

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

dana.taylor@expressionsafterschool.com

Business Manager

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.

Stephanie Zello

steph.zello@expressionsafterschool.com

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!

Megan Bush

megan.bush@expressionsafterschool.com

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.

Michaela McMillan

michaela.mcmillan@expressionsafterschool.com

Director of Multimedia

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.