The New England Center for Children® recognizes the following employees for their outstanding work. Congratulations to our May Employees of the Month!
Alyssa Unumb Duncan, Level 2 Teacher
Alyssa started with NECC in June 2016 after graduating from Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She began as a Teacher on one team and shortly after joined another, transferring seamlessly between the groups and quickly developing a strong rapport with staff, students, and supervisors. Alyssa became a Case Manager in August of 2016 where she developed a positive and trusting relationship with her case student and his family. Alyssa does particularly well communicating effectively and relaying any concerns promptly to the team. She is consistently prepared for MBOs and updates her case student’s materials in a timely manner to ensure ease of program implementation.
Rachel Hall, Human Resources Coordinator
Rachel joined NECC as a Human Resources Coordinator in November of 2015. She holds a BS in Management and a BA in Psychology from Siena College. Rachel has already become an integral part of the Human Resources team. Right from the start, she quickly gained the trust of outside vendors and tenured employees. She dives into a project with both feet and achieves a level of success that leaves co-workers and other employees confident in her ability to exceed expectations. And if you have been lucky enough to sample her cupcakes at staff and student bake sales, you know how lucky NECC is to have her contributing to these events as well!
Shannon Harrison, Level 2 Teacher
Shannon has been with NECC since September of 2015. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a BA in Psychology and is currently enrolled in Simmons College. Shannon is a Case Manager for a challenging case on the team and is diligent about her responsibilities and advocacy. She has played an important role in helping her case student make consistent progress during the IEP year. She is quick to make curricular modifications and works well with specialty services. This has truly benefited her case student’s ability to learn important skills before graduation. Shannon is a great role model and well regarded by fellow teachers and supervisors.
Hannah Krueger, Level 2 Teacher
Hannah began as a Teacher in June of 2016. She graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology, and is currently enrolled in WNEU’s graduate program. Hannah has been an asset to her team since the beginning. She quickly settled in and began running academic programs flawlessly with the students. She follows behavior programs with high procedural integrity and advocates for student independence. Hannah is a very driven individual and shows up to work every day eager to take on the job. She consistently puts in 110 percent in the workplace. She recently ran the Boston Marathon, helping to fundraise almost $10,000 for NECC. Her perseverance and dedication to training and fundraising was truly exceptional!
Meaghan O’Neil, Education Coordinator
Meaghan started at NECC in August of 2012 after receiving her BA in Humanities from Lasell College. Meaghan started as a Level 2 Teacher before becoming the team’s Residential Coordinator two years later. In August of 2016, Meaghan became the new Educational Coordinator. She finished her graduate work through Simmons College, and plans to begin the WNEU ABA specialization program in the fall. Her outstanding attitude and work ethic make her an excellent role model to her staff.
Dianelys “Nelly” Rojas, Level 2 Teacher
Nelly started in August of 2016 after graduating from the University of Southern Florida, where she studied Behavioral Health Care. Nelly has a positive attitude with students, staff, and supervisors; she brightens everyone’s day! Nelly’s approachable style and professional comportment have made her an essential member and leader on the team. She is proactive when it comes to working with the students: she runs IEP classes and management guidelines accurately, assists coworkers whenever needed, runs assessments with multiple students, and often picks up overtime shifts when needed. She is always willing to take on new challenges and has taken on the role of back up Case Manager for three students.
Erin Stanton – Level 2 Teacher
Erin began at NECC in August 2015. She completed a BA in Special Education at Westfield State University, which prepared her for her studies in the Simmons College program. Erin has held the role of Case Manager and Shift Manager. She has become an excellent role model for staff and an outstanding advocate for students. She is an exemplary Case Manager, who goes above and beyond to make sure all needs of her case student are met. Erin is an enthusiastic teacher and has developed a great rapport with all students and co-workers on the team.