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After School

Who We Are

Larissa Darias

Larissa was born in Miami, Florida and raised by her lovely adopted family up in Pennsylvania. She moved to Vermont in 2015 where she attended Lyndon State College. She graduated with a degree in Visual Communications. She is attending CCV working towards her ECE degree and directors credential. Larissa has experience working with children as a lead preschool teacher in Pennsylvania, an infant teacher in the Mad River Valley and, most recently, a pod teacher and nanny for a group of families in the Valley. She loves snowboarding, mountain biking and all things art! You can find her seeking adventures with her husband José and their three dogs Paco, Viper and Kona. 


Ruth Davis


​Ruth is very excited to be joining the NOW team! She is new to Vermont, Ruth moved here from Maine in June, and has loved everything this beautiful state has to offer. Previously she worked at a pediatric doctors office as a CNA working with a wide range of children, different ages and background, and that opportunity has given me a lot of vital skills in childcare. Ruth is currently a first year student at CCV studying Early Childhood Education. In her free time she loves to spend it outside any chance she can get, if she is not outside Ruth is most likely cuddling with her cats while crafting up a storm. Another hobby Ruth enjoys and grew up with, something she holds close to her heart, is singing and playing along with her guitar and ukulele. Ruth is truly excited for this opportunity to work with all your beautifully unique children in such a naturalistic atmosphere that nurtures their individuality.

Terri Jordan


Terri is a native Vermonter who moved south for a few years to try warmer climes. She has been back for almost 2 years, and is loving her return (forgot how beautiful our Green Mountains are!). She is the proud mom to two adult children, whom she adores: her daughter, Allison, who lives in Rutland and her son, Brook, who lives in Waterbury. Terri has a Master in Education; she taught pre-school, and grades 3-4, and worked 2 afterschool programs out of state – one in Charlottesville, VA; one in Lancaster, NY. Terri loves nature, birding, critters of all kinds, and children. She is very happy to be a new member of NOW’s afterschool program. Life is good.

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Anna Stegemoller


Anna hales from the midwest growing up as the oldest girl in a large Christian family. After highschool in the ‘70s, she relocated to Wyoming for work in the oil fields. Wyoming became home, and after some years there, Anna returned to school and received a 2 year associates degree in Electronics Tech followed up with a bachelors in Electrical Engineering. Anna relocated from the Rockies to the MRV in 1999, and found her own piece of paradise to develop and call home. For a variety of reasons, Anna chose to never have children. At this time of her life, she finds joy and cause in being with the kids in the NOW Afterschool program. The philosophies of play, the environment as a teacher, understanding of multiple intelligences, and listening to the child’s process rather than dictating it all resonate and motivate Anna. She finds it a win/win situation for her at the NOW. In her spare time, she enjoys the dog, books, music, yoga/meditation, baking, movies or series on TV, gardening and yard chores. 

Tatum Laliberte


Tatum grew up in Bristol Vt her whole life but spent/spends most of her time in the Mad River Vally. she currently is a sophomore at Norwich University. majoring in Communications and a minoring in psychology. She loves dancing, going to live music, And playing field hockey for Norwich University!


Christy Paulin


Christy grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in a small town called Sandwich! She loves going to the beach, driving around town with her dog and exploring nature. If Christy isn’t out exploring the beautiful world around us, she usually spends time playing video games and listening to her favorite music. Christy is majoring in Environmental Science at Norwich University and is currently working on her undergraduate research, studying the flood events that took place in Vermont.

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