Meet the outstanding educators who bring Creative Lives Afterschool Program and Summer Camp to life:
White River Junction
Susan Flanagan holds two Master's degrees in education and is the School Counselor at White River School. She is an essential member of the team at CLASP, advising on student needs and helping ensure that CLASP supports school day learning and community needs.
Daryl graduated with an MFA in cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies in May 2018. For the past two years she has taught children’s comics classes on the CCS campus and throughout New England. She loves working with kids to help them get their wild imaginations on the page in whatever medium that calls to them. Daryl is also a published author, and is currently working on her second graphic novel, which is inspired by Russian folklore. She’s looking forward to introducing the children at CLASP to stories from all over the world.
World Story Exchange
Scott and Lindsay McClure Miller
We are fortunate to collaborate with Scott and Lindsay in offering our summer camp collaboration with the Hartford Recreation Deparment. This duo travel around the world, working with young people in a variety of artistic mediums, with an emphasis on documentary film making.
White River Budokan
Under the leadership of Colin Treem and Kevin Comeau, White River Budokan is teaming with CLASP to provide martial arts classes to White River School Students. Kevin and Colin bring years of experience and devotion to their craft to the Budokan -- we look forward to working with them to help students build skills, character, and strength through the martial arts.
Site Administrator & Director
Andra has been working with children and families in their homes and community-based settings for over 20 years. Her formal education includes degrees in Psychology and Child & Family Studies, and she is currently earning a Doctor of Arts in Ecopsychology. She has extensive experience using evidence-based programming which promotes individual, family, and community resiliency. An avid lifelong learner, Andra’s informal studies include a variety of contemplative, somatic, and restorative practices whose commonality rests in the human connection with nature—inside and out. Her work with Creative Lives began in the 2017 school year.
Marcia was a founding member of the CLASP team who serves on the faculty of White River School, where she was voted teacher of the year in 2013. She served on the staff of our 2017 Summer Camp, and these days is a regular guest teacher at CLASP.