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Morgan Bailey: Creatively Communicating to Improve Lives

The career plan to become a teacher was forever altered the day Morgan Bailey, MS, CCC-SLP, observed a speech language pathologist (SLP) help a dying stroke patient say, “I love you” to his family. “That’s when I immediately decided I wanted to help people find…

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John Fallon: Connecting Compassionately with Children

It was 2016 when John Fallon fell in love with the campus—and the unique spirit that encompasses it—of Spaulding Academy & Family Services. The community-based clinician had recently worked in a methadone clinic and knew that an increasing number of children were being negatively affected…

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Denise Elliott: Motivated by Enduring Relationships

In 1997, Denise Elliott learned that Spaulding Academy & Family Services was seeking part-time residential employees. She was employed at Franklin Regional Hospital, now Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH), in the Central Sterile Department and received her LNA (licensed nursing assistant) license while working there….

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Bridget Desjardins: Making a Difference for our Youngest Students

Today, Bridget Desjardins is a Special Education Teacher at Spaulding Academy & Family Services, currently working with kindergarten through second grade students who inspire confidence that she made the right career choice. When Bridget was hired as a paraprofessional at Spaulding in 2015, she was…

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Brendan Donahue: Preparing Kids for Successful Futures

When Brendan Donahue was in high school, he was inspired to teach children with physical disabilities how to sail because of his father who survived and thrived with only one leg. These experiences were very meaningful to him, so when he saw an online job…

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Kori Kidder: Building and Modeling Healthy Relationships

Kori Kidder was still pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) when she applied for a position as a residential substitute in early August of 2019. Her degree, along with her interests and the connections…

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Kristine Groz: Inspiration Leads to Growth

It’s been almost 21 years since Kristine Groz of Northfield started her career at Spaulding Academy & Family Services. Her gentle and patient demeanor made her a great fit for her first position as associate teacher in the neurobehavioral classrooms. Her time working with now-retired…

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Jesse Kosman‐Holland – Cooking Up A Recipe for Success

Jesse Kosman‐ Holland began her Spaulding journey 10 years ago after working as a cook at Campton Cupboard, a grocery store in Campton, New Hampshire. She learned there was a dining services opportunity at Spaulding and was immediately drawn to the position after hearing about…

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