Meet the Staff

Lynne Love, Director
Lynne has been working in the field of early education and care for over twenty years. She received a Master of Science degree in Administration: Educational and Human Services Settings from Wheelock College in Boston and received her BA from Simmons College. Lynne came to Pine Manor College in 2007 after working for twelve years as the Executive Director of Southside Community Day Care in Framingham. She has extensive experience working with abused children and children at- risk for abuse and neglect. She has identified children with many different special needs and is skilled at helping families with the referral process for intervention. Lynne has also worked with many English language learners and welcomes diversity at the Child Study Center. Lynne is married and has three grown children of her own. She enjoys sailing, walking her golden retriever, and gardening.

Gertrude Grandchamps, Lead Teacher
Gertrude (Trudy) is a wife, a mom, and has been teaching at the Child Study Center since 1996. She is a graduate of Pine Manor College earning a BA in Psychology with a focus in Early Childhood Education. Trudy describes herself as a good hearted person who grew up on a farm, in Port Salut, Haiti with her parents and sixteen siblings. She is the fifteenth child and likes spending time with family. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and dancing Zumba in the Boston area.

Tim Newell, Teacher
Tim has been a classroom teacher at the Child Study Center since 2006. Prior to this work, he was enrolled in a Master’s Degree Program to be certified as a middle school English teacher. But after his daughter attended the Pine Manor College Child Study Center, he became hooked on teaching younger children. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in English from Grinnell College. He is married to an architect/artist and lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife and two children. He is an avid bicyclist, guitarist and old car buff.

Debbie Shaw, Lead Teacher
Debbie started working at the Child Study Center in 2008 and is currently working towards her B.A. in Early Childhood Education at Pine Manor College. Before coming to the Child Study Center she worked as a Lead Teacher for 15 years preschool aged children and children with special needs. Debbie is a proud owner of three dogs and she’s an avid N.E. Patriots fan.

Renee Pelletier, Lead Teacher
Renee joined the Child Study Team in August, 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education from Salve Regina University. Renee had 3 years of experience prior to coming to Pine Manor working with young children. She was an Infant Teacher, a Preschool Teacher and worked with Kindergarten and First Grade students as a Student Teacher. Renee loves the beach and painting.

Michelle Wheeler, Lead Teacher
Michelle started working at the Child Study Center in 2015. She is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Michelle taught Kindergarten for 9 years with the Brockton Public Schools. Michelle enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband as well as reading and creating craft projects.