Associate Teachers

Associate Teacher

Joined Belmont Day: 2019

Tatiana Cochis is a graduate of Boston University with a bachelor's degree in international relations. She has spent the last 11 years raising her children and being an active community volunteer serving as a PTO chair in Lexington, a co-president of Hingham Newcomers, and a Girl Scout troop leader. She created the first preschool open house in Hingham that attracted 27 schools from surrounding areas. This past year, Tatiana worked full-time as a substitute teacher in the towns of Lexington, Lincoln, Concord, and Weston. 

Associate Teacher

Joined Belmont Day: 2019

Associate Teacher

Joined Belmont Day: 2019

Laurie's background is in art and photography, which she pursued professionally for 7 years. She’s photographed families, weddings, food, products, and more. Laurie realized how drawn she was to education when she interned at the Eric Carle Museum for Picture Book Art. Witnessing children learn about themselves, each other, and the world around them through books, art, and hands-on activities was so inspiring to her. She never forgot that experience, and that is what ultimately affirmed her decision to become an elementary school teacher.

Associate Teacher

Joined Belmont Day: 2019

Kyla studied early childhood education and psychology at Gordon College and had the opportunity to work with both second grade and kindergarten students in Lynn, Revere, Beverley, and Lawrence. After completing her undergraduate degree, she taught pre-kindergarten in a public charter school in Lawrence. This past year, she worked as a third grade classroom assistant at Merriam Elementary School in Acton.

Associate Teacher

Joined Belmont Day: 2019

Erin recently graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in health sciences. During an undergraduate summer, Erin was a Breakthrough Collaborative teaching fellow where she taught genetics to eighth graders. She is excited to bring in her love for science and math to Belmont Day students.

Associate Teacher

Joined Belmont Day: 2019

Director of the Associate Teacher Program

Education: Stanford University, B.A.
Lesley University, M.A.
Middlebury College, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2017
Recent Professional Development: Presenter at Carney Sandoe & Associates 2018 Women's Institute

Three Thoughts:
A person I admire and consider a hero... Harvey Milk.