Our Staff

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds...
Christine Weston
Program Director

Christine's love for children and knowledge of development of the preschool-aged child help her to create an environment that is child-centered and developmentally appropriate.


Christine is a former Special Educator, Behavior Specialist, and Home Trainer. She holds a degree in Special Education, and certification in Young Children With Special Needs.  In addition to directing the program at Jacob's Ladder, Christine also teaches our four year old AM class, as well as the AM threes!

Pamela Skwiot
Lead Teacher

Pam has been teaching at Jacob's Ladder Learning Center for over 10 years.  She attended Boston University School of Education where she studied Early Childhood Education.  Although Pam has made the difficult decision to step away from the classroom as a Lead Teacher, we are blessed to have her stay on at Jacob's Ladder as a Substitute Teacher.


When not teaching preschool, Pam enjoys volunteering, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family, including her two children who are Jacob's Ladder graduates!

Colleen Baker
Lead Teacher

Colleen joined the Jacob's Ladder family in 2015, and currently serves as the Lead Teacher for our PM session, and the Assistant Teacher for our AM four year old group.  Originally from Cleveland, OH, Colleen graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC.  She then earned a Master's Degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She formerly taught first grade in both public and private schools.  Colleen holds multiple certifications in literacy and reading specialties. 


Susan Marone
Associate Teacher

 Susan has been an important member of the Jacob's Ladder team as an Associate Teacher in our PM class since 2016. 


Susan earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Endicott College, and has many years of experience in Child Care and Preschool Education. She lives in Merrimack with her husband and 3 wonderful children, the youngest of whom is a proud Jacob's Ladder graduate!





Mellisa Sharrock
Associate Teacher

Mellisa is currently an Associate Teacher for our 3 year old class. Before taking time off to raise her family, Mellisa was a 6th and 7th grade teacher at Seven Hills Charter School in Worcester, MA. 


Mellisa earned her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Anna Maria College.  Mellisa and her husband reside in Londonderry with their fantastic son.