Summer Programs
Specialty and Pre-Camp Programs
One-Week Specialty Programs

Specialty Instructor Bio

Meet our fantastic Specialty Instructors!

Kris Rainville
currently teaches a variety of styles of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop to students of all ages at Needham Music & Dance and Kids in Motion in Marblehead, Ma.  She was the dance choreographer with The Arlington Children's Theatre for 5 years which included performances of "Grease", ' "Sound of Music," "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Thirteen," and "Shrek."    Kris is a graduate of Emerson College with a B.S. degree in Performing Arts and a minor in Psychology.  She began dancing at the age of four years old with Mary Bertagna's School of Dance located in Arlington, MA.  She studied extensively with Bill Fowler, Jr. winning several awards with Terpsichore Competition of New England & Headliners Dance Competition.  She also won a scholarship to attend the Dance Teachers Training of America.  She performed in The Nutcracker with The North Atlantic Ballet Company at age fifteen and studied under the direction of Skip Warren at Marie Paquet Classical Ballet School.  She attended The Boston Ballet's summer intensive workshops which explored all areas of artistic expression including dance and drama.

Molly Curry
is the 3-6th grade art teacher at the Tenacre School. She loves teaching art to children of all ages and fostering creativity in every student. Molly graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree and is currently finishing her Masters degree at Framingham State University. In her free time, Molly enjoys staying active, painting, and exploring around Boston.

Jacqueline Lawson
is a 6th grade math and science teacher in Shrewsbury. In her classroom, she incorporates STEM whenever possible. In addition, she teaches an enrichment class that only focuses on STEM challenges and the engineering design process. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Elementary Education from Bridgewater State University. Jacqueline also has her Master’s Degree in STEM from Framingham State University. Jacqueline was a camp counselor at Tenacre for five summers for the 4 year olds. She is excited to offer this specialty camp for the older campers and share her love for STEM!

Maddie Loos
 was born in raised in colorado and moved to the east coast to play soccer. Currently she teaches 9th grade physics in cambridge. Maddie loves to work with young minds and taught spy camp and sports and games here at tenacre last summer. Maddie received her bachelors of science from Bucknell University,  her masters of education from Rhode Island College, and is currently enrolled at Boston College to receive her masters in social work. Maddie loves tenacre because it is fun, engaging, and inclusive. She is so thrilled to be teaching the Spy specialty week this summer!

Cecily Graham
was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a full-time elementary school educator and community organizer. In addition to this she is also an experienced performance artist and audio engineer. Cecily has performed on a host of historical stages such as the House of of Blues Boston and the Apollo theater in Harlem, New York. Her career as an educator began during her senior year of high school as an assistant. Upon completing her degree in Humanities and Fine Arts, she began to further her career in education, performance arts and audio engineering. Cecily is currently a lead teacher at the Sherborn Extended Day of Pine Hill elementary while she completes her master’s degree. As an organizer, she has aided political candidates and causes towards historical victories such as: passing the ballot for $20 million more for affordable housing and open space preservation in Boston, PBS funding and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. Cecily began her tenure with Tenacre Day Camp the summer of 2018 and enjoys sharing her songwriting and music composition skills to help kids become future audio engineers and film directors. Cecily is looking forward to a fun-filled summer at Tenacre Day Camp!

Elisabeth Powers
is a prek-5th grade STEM teacher in Needham. She loves teaching her students about STEM through fun, interactive, and hands-on design challenges. In addition, she runs a coding club for elementary students. Elisabeth has her BA in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education from Seton Hall University. She is excited to share her knowledge about STEM, Science, and Coding with Tenacre campers this summer!

Kara Sullivan
has been working professionally as a Theatre Educator since earning her M.A. In Theatre Education from Emerson College in 1999. Kara worked as a Middle School Drama Teacher for 18 years and is now the Drama Specialist at Wellesley High School. In addition to classroom teaching, Kara has worked with various Theatre companies directing kids of all ages. In addition, Kara has taught in several schools through town recreation programs. Kara finds joy through inspiring lifelong creativity and confidence and a love of theatre with her students.

Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.