Primary – Middle School


Take a bow!  The Wellan Drama program helps students gain confidence, interpersonal skills, and public speaking experience. Through activities in improvisation, storytelling, and script analysis, they sharpen critical thinking and verbal communication skills. As they explore the wants, needs, and motivation of characters in the play, they increase their ability to empathize with others.


Jen Cardy, Drama Specialist

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Jen Taschereau, Drama Specialist

Jen has been teaching drama to children of all ages for two decades. Starting as a piano, vocal, and improv instructor at the local community theatre she grew up in, she then went on to get her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance at Salem State. Upon graduating, Jen became affiliated with Boston theatre companies that led to collaborations with the Museum of Fine Arts and ArtsEmerson. While a performer in formal education, Jen has spent the last decade plus creating drama programming in after school settings.


While not working on directing children's productions, creating drama workshops, and lesson plans, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and their two kids, Malcolm and Abby. And when family life gives her a little breathing space, she still performs, open water swims, rock climbs, and practices aerial silks.

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Wellan Montessori School

80 Crescent Avenue

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 969-4488   

Fax: (617) 969-4430


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