Teaching Staff


Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox has been happily working here for almost five years now. He runs the Minecraft classes, helps in Smash Brothers and Animal Crossing, and is assisting in Dungeons and Dragons as a dwarf that sounds like a Scottish pirate. He is exceptionally grateful to have the online community to interact with, as it keeps him sane... relatively speaking. "The one time I want to find a pun, I find none.  Maybe a pun about a nun?  No, nun of the above."


Sam Gregoire

Sam Gregoire has been teaching at Whole Children and Milestones for three years. In the building, she teaches Superhero fan club, WWE club, and Cooking. Online she teaches Science Experiments and Self-Advocacy. "Working from home can be difficult, but getting to teach and see everyone on Zoom makes it so much better!"


Chris Harper

Chris Harper is the Milestones Day Program manager as well as a teacher in some Whole Children classes. She has been with Whole Children for ten years. When she’s not playing with The Friendship Band she can be found riding her bike or in the garden. “I love working at Whole Children for so many reasons but the staff and students are definitely at the top of the list!”


Eddy Hougen

Eddy Hougen has worked as a program assistant and teacher at Milestones and Whole Children for going on four years. Eddy has loved all the variety of life skills and enrichment classes he has been part of, such as Self-Advocacy, Music, Theater, Photography, and Dance Movement Therapy. Eddy plays bass and sings with The Friendship Band (Whole Children's gigging rock band), and deeply appreciates all opportunities for participants of Milestones and Whole Children to interact and make connections with the greater community. Eddy lives with his wife Sarah, a physical therapist, and two daughters, in Florence, MA.


Liana Marks

Liana Marks, Teacher and Program Assistant III, has been with Whole Children and Milestones for five years. She teaches Art and Boundaries & Relationships but you might also see her helping out at the dances and plays. “I feel so lucky to be working at a place that helps others build friendships, relationships and community. The amazing students and staff are what make this place so unique and special. When you walk in, you’ll feel it!”


Jenna Perna-Elias

Jenna Perna-Elias has been working at Milestones for almost three years. Online, she currently teaches Self-Advocacy and Science Experiments. “I feel very lucky to be able to stay connected with students over Zoom. Seeing everyone on there makes my day!”


Amanda Robare

Amanda, Teacher and Program Assistant II, has been teaching at Whole Children and Milestones going on four years. She has been involved in a variety of classes from Boundaries and Relationships, Civics, Superhero Club, Harry Potter Club, Cooking and Theater, among other fun things. "There really is no place like Whole Children. I feel so lucky to be apart of this wonderful community of students, staff, and family. Even from a distance, the students make working here feel special and exciting!"


Nick Vogt

Nick Vogt has been a Milestones and Whole Children teacher since July 2019. He is one of the Dungeon Masters for the Whole Children D&D class, and leads the Dance Movement class. Nick makes appearances helping out in a handful of other classes including Theater and Boundaries & Relationships.