Our Administrative Staff

 
Diane Harrington Director
Diane Harrington grew up in Arlington and attended Northeastern University where she earned a BS degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked for many years supporting children and families. Diane ran her own family childcare, supervised family child care providers, worked in Early Intervention as a Developmental Specialist and directed large child care programs. She lives in Winchester with her husband Kevin and they have six grown children, Kevin, Thomas, Catherine, Hank, Patrick, and Edward. Diane enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, watching movies, crossword puzzles and Scrabble.
Diane can be reached at director@graceworkschildcare.org, or at the GraceWorks Program Office: 781-306-0060.


 
  Laurie Marr, Assistant Director

Laurie has been with GraceWorks since October, 2006, and has 14 years in the fields of child-care and after-school programs.  One of Laurie's main responsibilities is to  supervise the after-school and summer teaching staff, and to oversee the safety of the children and the school environment.   She works daily with the children in various activities and groups.  Laurie has her Child Development Associates Degree (CDA) and has a Director I level qualification from the Massachusetts Department of  Early Education and Care (DEEC). 

Laurie can be reached at the main GraceWorks phone number:  781-306-0060, or by email at afterschool@graceworkschildcare.org.

 
  Deborah Smith, Administrative Assistant

Deborah  has been an administrative assistant for over 30 years.  She has worked at Harvard University, Fenway Community Health Center and MIT.  Deborah has been with GraceWorks since November,  2005.  She does the data entry for GraceWorks' families and employees, and handles the billing for the program.  Deborah has a  B.A. degree in French and an M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology, both received before realizing she most enjoyed  organizing and working in offices as an administrative assistant.

Deborah lives in Revere with Tina, her partner of 30 years, her younger daughter and her grandaughter.   In her spare time she enjoys studying the Irish language and working on genealogy records for her family.
Deborah can be reached at deb@graceworkschildcare.org or at the main GraceWorks' phone number:  781-306-0060.