Kids Incorporated and the Fox Hill School provide an innovative educational
environment which inspires a love of learning, nurtures self-confidence and
encourages children to be proud, responsible, independent thinkers. We
view early education as a process by which children become confident
life-long learners who take responsibility for themselves, each other
and the world around them.
At Kids Incorporated and the Fox Hill School we value innovation,
excellence, respect, honesty and fun. We strive to create a stimulating
learning experience for our students, working in partnership with our
families. The cornerstone of our success is our dedicated team of early
childhood educators who are committed to creating a supportive learning
environment and inspiring a genuine love of learning in their students.
Ms. Melanie - Owner/Executive Director/Teacher
Melanie founded Kids Incorporated in 1996 with the creation of The Children's Workshop in Waltham, MA, which she owned and operated from 1996-2004. The Children's Workshop was an NAEYC accredited child care program providing quality care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. In 2001, she opened the Fox Hill School in Danvers, MA to provide an innovative and collaborative preschool program on the North Shore. In the fall of 2011, our program will expand to include a PreK/Kindergarten program.
Melanie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Masters in Business Administration from Boston College and her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Administration from National-Luis University. She is certified as an infant/toddler and preschool teacher and director. Melanie has taught Early Childhood Education classes at Andover College in Portland, ME and North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA. She is the past Chairperson of the Waltham Community Partnership for Children Council, the current Co-Chairperson of the Danvers Community Partnership for Children and served as a validator for NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) for 5 years. Melanie teaches at the Fox Hill School and the Fox Hill School Kindergarten.
Ms. Emily - Assistant Director / Lead Teacher
Emily first came to the Fox Hill School as an intern from Endicott College in the fall of 2007. In the spring of 2008, she started working part-time for the Fox Hill School and graduated from Endicott College in May 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Education. At Endicott College she was part of the women's lacrosse team, as well as captain her junior and senior year. She plans to attend Salem State College in pursuit of her Master's in the next year or so. Emily has previously interned with a third grade classroom as well as substitute taught for the past two years for the City of Peabody. She has also been a summer camp counselor for the past 4 years, working with children of all ages.
Ms. Michele - Lead Teacher - Fox Hill School Kindergarten
After graduating from the University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in History, Michele worked for many years in the architecture field. When her children were born she decided that she was ready to make a career change, and wanted to work with young children. It was then she decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in education. Michele will graduate with a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University.
Ms. Sarah - Teacher
Sarah began working part time at the Fox Hill School in June of 2008. Before joining our teaching team, Sarah was a full-time student at Plymouth State and worked as a nanny for a family with a 3-year old child. Sarah has transferred to North Shore Community College and is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. Sarah enjoys singing and heads up our music program at the Fox Hill School.
Ms. Amy - Lead Teacher
Amy first came to Fox Hill as an intern in 2009 from Endicott College. Upon completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Education, Amy joined our team in 2010. Amy has interned in several early education classrooms and enjoys being a nanny in the summer. Amy previously worked as a gymnastics instructor for all ages, an assistant coach for Endicott Cheerleading and was captain of her high school and college cheerleading teams. Amy plans to further her education with a Master’s in Early Education but in the mean time enjoys spending her days with her Fox Hill Friends!
Ms. Christina - Teacher - Fox Hill School Kindergarten
“I was first introduced to the Fox Hill School when I enrolled my daughter there in 2007. I was very impressed with the program and knew that I wanted to be a part of this wonderful teaching team. I had put my education on hold while raising my daughter, but I have resumed classes at Salem State to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, as well as reading and photography.”
Ms. Jen - Teacher
After graduating from Lesley College in 1997, Jen went on to pursue a career as a professional nanny for over 10 years. Once her second daughter was born, Jen was fortunate to have the experience as a stay-at-home mom for several years. She began her relationship with the Fox Hill School when her eldest daughter was enrolled in the preschool program. The program & its staff became more than just a school, it was family. So there was no question that her youngest daughter would attend the preschool program as well. Last year Jen fulfilled her required hours for her Early Childhood teaching certificate & has begun her first year as a teacher at FHS. She is looking forward to making many memories with her FHS friends!