My name is Nikki Gallahue. I live in Whitman with my husband John and dog Fozzie. I am so excited to be a part of the Star Preschools team! Working with children has always been a passion of mine as I have babysat and taught gymnastics since I was 14 years old. I graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Kingston in 2009 and continued my education at Curry College in Milton. I studied Early Childhood Education and Integrated Liberal Studies at Curry and worked at the campus child care center. After graduating in 2013, I attended the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and received my Masters of Education in Educational Administration, graduating in 2018. I am licensed by the state of Massachusetts to teach Pre-K through grade 6. I spent time teaching early childhood and Title One in private and public schools. Although I enjoyed my work in the school systems, I knew I eventually wanted to get back to my roots in child care. I am certified to teach infants, toddlers, and preschool and have had my own classroom in each of those age groups! I obtained my Director I and II Certification through the state, and have been an assistant director at a child care center before embarking on my journey at Starboard! My favorite thing about working with children is watching them grow and hit milestones. I value my role in their education and strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for them. I consider myself lucky to be able to build relationships with all different types of families and acknowledge that finding a school where you can trust that your children are safe and cared for is so important. I can’t wait to meet you!