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Early Learning Administration

Leanna Lorden

Leanna Lorden

Director of Children’s Programs

leannal@whitebirchcc.org

About Leanna

Leanna is a long-time member of the White Birch family, having been here since 2009. Leanna has been in the field of Early Childhood and Elementary Education since graduating from high school. She graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
Jessica Webb

Jessica Webb

Assistant Director of E.L. Program

jessicaw@whitebirchcc.org

About Jessica

Jessica has been with White Birch since January of 2019 and has been in the field for almost 20 years. After graduating from NHTI with a degree in Early Childhood Education she went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Christin Farrell

Christin Farrell

Lead Infant Teacher

About Christin

Christin Farrell grew up in New England and now lives in Weare, NH with her husband and three cats. She has worked at White Birch for almost two years now but has been in the field for three. Christin loves many things such as, Disney, cats, and camping. Christin’s favorite thing about working at White Birch is the community and seeing the children grow up. She loves the smiles she gets each day when the children arrive at school. 
Sonya Hall

Sonya Hall

Associate Infant Teacher

About Sonya

Sonya Hall grew up in Vermont and has been living in NH for the last 10 years. She has a 21-year-old daughter and lives with her husband and two cats. She has been working at WBC since the Winter of 2020 but has more than 8 years’ experience in the field. She enjoys crafting and making jewelry. Working at WBC has given her a new appreciation for working together to reach the same goals of bettering ourselves as teachers and help guide the children to reach their own goals.
Jessica Klein

Jessica Klein

Lead Toddler Teacher

About Jessica

Jessica Klein is from Melrose, Massachusetts. She is a newlywed living with her husband Chris, daughter Lyla, and stepson Max right here in Henniker. She started with White Birch Center in the summer of 2020 but has been in the ECE field for 8 years and is working towards her BA. She loves anything and everything summer even the sticky humidity. 
Lily Richos

Lily Richos

Associate Toddler Teacher

About Lily

Lily Richos lives in Concord with her parents and her older sister. She began working at WBC in the Winter of 2021 but has been in the ECE field for 5 years. She loves to swim and dance. Lily’s favorite thing about working at WBC is the sense of belonging she feels. She feels like she was always meant to work here. 
Krystal Prado

Krystal Prado

Associate Teacher

About Krystal

Krystal Prado is originally from Texas but grew up in North Carolina. She lives in NH with her fiancé and their fur babies. She has been working at WBC since the Fall of 2020 but has been in the field of ECE since 2014. She loves anything crafty and painting. She finds it very rewarding to be one of a child’s first teachers. She has been passionate about working with children since she was a teenager. She loves having the opportunity to teach children how to express their feelings and about how our world works.
Jessica Green

Jessica Green

Associate Teacher

About Jessica

Jessica has been a part of the White Birch family since 2019 but has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2006. Jessica studied Early Childhood Education at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
Robin Odum

Robin Odum

Lead Preschool Teacher

About Robin

Robin Odum is originally from Connecticut. She now lives in NH with her husband and dog. She has two adult children and one grandchild, but her blended family includes four adult children and 11 grandchildren. She began working at WBC in the Fall of 2020 but has been in the field for a long time. She enjoys reading, antiquing, and adventures with her grandchildren. She loves working with children because they are so curious and imaginative, and everything is a learning experience. Robin found it evident right from the start that WBC is a place where children and families are respected. She is so happy to be a part of the WBC family. 
Karen Nadeau

Karen Nadeau

Associate Preschool Teacher

About Karen

Karen Nadeau has been working with children for 25 years. She has been here at White Birch for over five years. She enjoys working with children and loves to see how each one grows throughout the years.  She is thankful to have her daughter working here as well.  She lives in Hillsboro and enjoys taking walks, snowmobiling, and curling up on the couch occasionally watching Netflix. 
Michelle Connelly

Michelle Connelly

Associate Preschool Teacher

About Michelle

Michelle Connelly has lived in Hillsboro for almost 40 years. She has 3 grown boys. She has been working and loving children since she was just 10 years old. At 10 she used to babysit for the family of fallen Officer, Sean Powers. She spent time volunteering at her children’s school and then started working there as a substitute teacher then became Para-Educator. She also became certified as Kitchen Manager as well. She has been working at WBC for over 4 years. 
Megan Holland

Megan Holland

Lead Pre-K Teacher

About Megan

Megan Holland is from Stoddard NH. She has been at White Birch Center for the two years she has been in the ECE field. She loves spending time with her dog Remi. Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing the progress each child makes during their time here. She loves to see them grow proud of their accomplishments. She also loves nurturing relationships with the children and families of WBC. 
Caitlyn Nadeau

Caitlyn Nadeau

Associate Pre-K Teacher

About Caitlyn

Caitlyn Nadeau grew up in Hillsboro, NH and currently lives in Concord. She has worked at White Birch Center for three years. She has been working in the Elementary Education/Early Education filed for over 7 years. Summer is her favorite season because she loves to go camping in the White Mountains. Caitlyn’s favorite thing about working at WBC is being able to watch the growth and progress of all the children. She is thankful for the chance to work with the lovely families of White Birch Center. 
Jessica Green

Jessica Green

Associate Teacher

About Jessica

Jessica has been a part of the White Birch family since 2019 but has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2006. Jessica studied Early Childhood Education at New Hampshire Technical Institute.