Who We Are

Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network

Supporting the professional growth and development of educators interested in expanding their knowledge of the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education. BARIN is recognized by the federal government as a 501c3, not-for-profit organization.

Mission Statement

The Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network (BARIN) supports the professional growth and development of educators interested in expanding their knowledge of the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education.

Rich and varied learning experiences are developed to enhance the participants understanding of the fundamental principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Establishing collaborative relationships between teachers from different schools is essential to our work. BARIN exists to foster a strong community of educators who are passionate about their work in Reggio inspired programs.

Board Members 2019-20

Amber Lowe, President
Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Coordinator of Reggio Inspired Programs, The Advent School

Isabela Garcia Senent, Vice President
Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Katy Donovan, Treasurer
Executive Director, Campus Child Care, Inc.

Melanie Mattscheck, Secretary
Early Childhood Teacher, The Advent School

Marissa Clark
Lower School Assistant Director, BB&N

Angela Ferrario
Founder, International Study Tours

Harriet Garskovas
Director, The Children’s Meetinghouse

Mary Geisser
Department Chair & Associate Professor, Bunker Hill Community College

Meg Kuker
Infant / Toddler Teacher, The Family Cooperative

Hilary Odoy
Early Education Consultant

Jessica Ondras
Lead Toddler Teacher, 2Gen Center @ UTEC

Kelly Pellagrini
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Charlestown Nursery School  

Joanne Szamreta
Professor Emerita, Lesley University

Susan Twombly
Instructor, Lesley University

Coordinator

Maggie Van Camp
Assistant Professor, Bunker Hill Community College