about Our Team
Here at the Merrimack Valley Children's Academy we have gathered together a powerful, talented group of individuals to better serve your family. You will feel comfortable dealing with our staff and your children will receive the care they need.
Nicole Sebastian - Owner and Executive Director
Nicole has been in the early childhood education(ECE) field since her days at Florida Atlantic University. With a degree in ECE from Rasmussen college she is focused on providing a caring, family environment matched with the latest educational advancements for the students. Nicole spent her time teaching with Pre-K and Kindergarten students before entering administration with a large childcare company. Nicole has two children that are joining the Academy and is excited to see them thrive in the supportive and educationally rich environment.
Elvia (Mily) Rodriguez - Owner and Executive Director
Mily gained her degree in elementary education while living in her home country of Spain. Her degree in foreign languages is important in the ECE field because it helps students assimilate to a new program. Mily has spent 8 years teaching the toddler age group with a focus on social and emotional development and instilling confidence in her students. Mily has two children and is happily married, living in North Andover.
Jennifer (Jen Jen) Hogg- Assistant Director
Jen has been working in the field since she graduated high school. Jen spent her entire career at one center before moving on to join us at the academy. Jen has her Child Development Associates and continues to expand her knowledge of the field she loves. Jen has worked with the toddler age group for the majority of her career before moving into a management role. Jen is an exciting teacher the children love to learn with.
Melissa Cashman- Pre-KINDERGARTEN Educator
Melissa has worked in the field of early childhood education since 2004. She is a skilled and organized teacher that strives to know everything she can about each family she is involved with. She is a comfort for the children and partners with parents to meet their expectations. Melissa excites the children about the topics they're learning while also including their interests.
Lori Meyer-Gaudreau- floating educator
Lori has long worked in the field of social work and has joined MVCA to offer care for the children. Lori is the go-to for social and emotional growth of our youngest students and offers an ear to our older students who want to share in their triumphs. Lori is a dedicated educator who focuses on the needs of the children and their families.