Parent Board

​MAP is overseen by a Board consisting of parents whose children are currently enrolled in the program.  Board members are elected annually and may serve two-three years. 

2019-2020 Board Members
Jane Kim-Resch
Kevin Liddy
Cathy Burman 

Jerid Grandinetti
Karen Peters

Patti Allen

Lauren Beitelspacher

Keith Healy

Karlene Blake

Tara Jennings

Blake Finchen

Gaye Shannon, Executive Director

Gaye has been leading the MAP team since 1990. She has a degree in Recreation Administration from Texas State University. Gaye and her program directors have worked together to provide an enriching environment for children ages 4 and up to learn, explore, and create.

To contact Gaye:  508-359-0003 or email

Annette Gallagher is the Assistant Executive Director. She has

a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bridgewater State College, a Master's in Education with an emphasis in School Age Care from Concordia University, and is Director II Certified by the Department

of Early Education & Care. Annette has been with MAP since 1994.

To contact Annette (508) 359-0003 


Meghan Jackson is the Program Director at the Jump Start, Kindergarten and First Grade program. She has a B.A. from Boston College in Early Childhood Education and Human Development and her Director Certification through the Department of Early Education and Care.  Meghan has been at MAP since 1997.

To contact Meghan:  (508) 359-2165  


Alex Sakash is the Program Director at the 2nd and 3rd grade program located behind Wheelock school. Alex went through the MAP program as a youth giving him a unique perspective to the running of this MAP program. Alex also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Framingham University.

To contact Alex: (508) 359- 8513  email:

Kurt Jackson is the Program Director at MAP @ the Pfaff (grades 4-6).  For 20 years prior to becoming the director at the Pfaff, Kurt taught in our AM Kindergarten Program and was the Lead teacher in our 2nd and 3rd grade program. 

To contact Kurt (508) 359-2168  email: