Julie Happel was a teacher with the Alden Extended Day Program for seven years, and is currently a Chandler Breakfast Club teacher. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Simmons College in Boston. She is a certified teacher in elementary education grades 1-6. Before coming to the Duxbury Extended Day Program, she taught second, third, and fifth grades in Boston and Weymouth schools. She lives in South Weymouth with her husband, two sons and her dog, Mickey. Julie enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, and she is a loyal fan of the Patriots and Bruins.
Karina Ryan has worked with the Duxbury Extended Day Programs for seven years. She spent her first year as a JR Club teacher, was an Alden/DMS Club teacher for two years, and is currently a Chandler Breakfast Club teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in art education from Davis & Elkins College and a master’s in education from West Virginia University. She is certified to teach Pre K - Adult and was an art teacher in the West Virginia and Massachusetts public schools from 1995 - 2009. She is also a certified dance instructor and teaches many art and dance classes in Duxbury’s Before and After Dark Program. Prior to public school teaching, she attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and worked as an advertising artist. Karina enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two sons, Adam and Eric. She adores her beautiful one year old granddaughter, Azalea, and travels to see her whenever she can. Her favorite activities include walking on the trails with her dog, Kadie, "sister Saturdays", music and art festivals, dancing and yoga.
Jennie Sjostedt has worked as a high school aide and assistant teacher for six years with both the Chandler and Alden/DMS Extended Day programs. She is currently working as an asociate teacher in the JR Club program while she works towards her bachelor's degree in early education. She has her associates degree in early childhood education from Dean College. She has taught CCD for two years and has been a summer camp counselor and daycare worker at Kingsbury Club in Kingston. She also spent two years working with preschool children in the Dean College Children's Center. In her spare time, Jennie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and the beach.