Vena has been a lifelong resident of Boston Massachusetts, only having ever left to attend the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Communications, she moved back to Boston and worked for a year in business before pursuing her true passion, education, at Simmons College. While working toward her Masters degree in Teaching, she worked for the Needham Extended Day Program and completed a one year internship at the Heath School in Brookline. After completing her graduate work, she joined the Bowen community in the Fall of 2007. In addition, Vena also holds a Master of Education degree in Organizational Management from the Educational Leadership Institute and Endicott College. She aspires to pursue an administrative role in the future. In her free time, Vena enjoys being active in the gym, cooking, reading, expanding her shoe collection, and exploring different restaurants.
Sandi DickersonSandi Dickerson grew up in the small resort town of Cape May, New Jersey, where she was very active in her community volunteering to work with the elderly. After graduating from high school, Ms. Dickerson moved to Massachusetts to attend Lesley University. She fell in love with the Boston area and decided to make it her home. Ms. Dickerson is a veteran teacher who has taught grades 7 and 8 in the Boston Public School System, grades 3 and 5 at The Advent School in Boston, and grades 2 and 3 as well as a combination 2/3 grade here at Bowen. Ms. Dickerson enjoys traveling, reading, cooking (her grandparents were professional chefs) and she loves The New York Yankees. She also continues her volunteer work with disadvantaged children and homeless shelters in her community.
Janet LeeJanet Lee has been a teacher of young children for over 20 years. She has experience teaching pre-K through second grade. Janet is an avid reader and enjoys collecting books and sharing her love of literature with her students. Janet enjoys visiting her family in New York and spending time with her nieces and nephews.