Shannon joins us this year as our new co-director! She and her husband have lived in Mashpee for 19 years where they have raised three children. Shannon received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education form Eastern Nazarene College and is Director I and II certified. She has been been working in the Education field for 21 years teaching and the last two years as a director. In her spare time, Shannon likes to watch the Boston sports teams, enjoys spending time outside, hiking, going to the beach, skiing and being with her family. She is very excited to be a part of the Fair Acres team and is looking forward to working with the staff, children, and families!
Jen lives in Centerville with her husband and two sons. Jen has been teaching preschool since 2004 and has been a teacher of the 3’s Classroom at Fair Acres since 2008. Her favorite theme to teach is Art Appreciation. When Jen is not teaching, she loves to read, go out for trivia night, and play with her boys, Henry and Winn.
Mikaela graduated from Cape Cod Community College in 2015 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a Preschool lead teacher off Cape before joining Fair Acres Country Day School. Mikaela lives in Plymouth with her boyfriend Kyle and their dog Cooper. When she is not in the classroom teaching Mikaela loves to be outside engaging in a variety of activities from hiking, to walking her dog, going to the beach, and skiing. Mikaela also enjoys going shopping in her free time. Mikaela is very excited to be teaching along aide Ms. Erika in the younger 3’s classroom.
Linda Crawford joined Fair Acres in 2013 as a teacher in the Pre-K program. Linda is a graduate of Bridgewater State University and began her teaching career in the town of Harvard, MA. After relocating to Falmouth with her husband John, they began their own family and Linda was fortunate enough to be able to stay home for 10 years while raising their three boys. She returned to teaching in 2001 and has since taught preschool at multiple levels in both Mashpee and Falmouth. She is excited to be a part of the Fair Acres team and is looking forward to many years full of fun and learning!
Gina began working at Fair Acres, as a substitute teacher, two years ago. She has since graduated from Merrimack College with her B.A. in Human Development: Early Childhood Education. Gina is excited to be team teaching in Pre-K with Tracy Prete. She currently resides in Falmouth with her family. In her spare time, Gina works as a women’s fitness coach through Beachbody.
Judy Fligg joined our Fair Acres team working in the afternoon program and substituting and now works as a classroom teacher in our three year old program. Her education focused in Early Childhood Education and Psychology and she is EEC certified. She is a mother of five and moved to Cape Cod to raise her children here. As they grew older, she knew she wanted to get back into teaching the younger children. She feels that the preschool years are the most important to set the groundwork for the people who they will become and loves to teach and nurture them in the process.
Erika Gray lives in Marstons Mills and is returning to Fair Acres after taking a short break to get married and start a family. She previously worked in the Pre-K room for 4 years, and is now working in the Younger 3’s room with Miss Anina. She has been working with children for 15 years and is so excited to be back!
In 2016, Tracy and her husband Brian moved to Mashpee from Norfolk where they raised two daughters. Her eldest daughter currently is in graduate school at The University of Michigan and her youngest is a senior at Gettysburg College. Tracy has enjoyed teaching preschool and pre-k for the past 15 years. She is very excited to become part of the Fair Acres teaching team along with co-teacher, Julie Morris. When she is not teaching, Tracy can be found on the golf course, beach or traveling to her daughter’s cross-country meets.
Julie is excited to be a member of the Fair Acres Family. She graduated from Wheelock College in 1990 and has worked in early childhood education for almost 30 years. She and her husband have 2 wonderful children, Zachary, 24 and Arianna, 18. Her daughter just began her freshman year at Salem State University. In June, they relocated from Reading and now reside in East Dennis. Julie is looking forward to an exciting journey team teaching with Tracy Hilfrank in the 5 Day Pre-K classroom.
Ginger is very excited to join Fair Ares this year, teaching in the older threes classroom with Ms. Jen. She recently graduated from Bridgewater State University and completed her student teaching experience in Brockton and Hong Kong. Some of her favorite themes to teach are music, languages, and endangered animals. Ginger lives in Osterville and enjoys playing the keyboard and spending time with her three dogs, when not in the classroom.
Tracy Prete is originally from Arlington, MA. Tracy resides in Sandwich with her husband and three children. She has been teaching since 1992 and has been a teacher at Fair Acres since 2005. Tracy graduated from Becker College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. When Tracy is not teaching she enjoys watching the Bruins, taking walks on the beach, hanging out with her children and watching them play sports (hockey, baseball, & soccer.)