Meet the Staff - Pine Manor Preschool in Brookline, MA

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 - four and five year old class
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.

 Kerry Hines, Lead Teacher - three and four year old class.
Kerry has been working at the Child Study Center since 2016. She is a graduate of North Shore Community College with an Associates Degree in the field of Early Childhood Education. Shortly after obtaining her degree, Kerry completed coursework to obtain her Director’s certification through the Department of Early Education and Care. Kerry has over twenty-five years of experience working with children under the age of six. She has held various positions including: Preschool Teacher, 1:1 aide to a student with special needs, and before her start at the Child Study Center she was a Preschool Paraprofessional in a public school setting. Kerry is married and the mother of two. She enjoys day trips to Rockport, reading at the beach, and caring for her two pets: an American bulldog, and a newly adopted kitten.

Margaret Miller-Carlin, Lead Teacher - full Day Program
Margaret (Maggie) has been leading the full day program at the Child Study Center since 2014. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and completed her undergraduate work at Pine Manor College. Maggie also studied ballet with The Boston Conservatory, 2007- 2009. Her love of ballet is now a part of the curriculum at the Child Study Center, introducing choreography, music, and professional pieces to the children. Our students love dancing with Maggie and look forward to her very specialized classes each week. Maggie is married and loves her dog, a Basenji named Angel.

Renee Pelletier, Lead Teacher - three year old class
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.

Debbie Shaw, Lead Teacher - four and five year old class
Debbie started working at the Child Study Center in 2008. She earned her B.A. in Early childhood Education, Health, and Leadership from 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.

Michelle Wheeler, Lead Teacher - three year old class
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.


We welcome children and families
 from all over the Greater
 Boston Area including:

Chestnut Hill
Jamaica Plain