26 Urban Street
Lynn, MA 01904
• Founded in 1951
• Pre-K to Grade 8
• Size: 227 students, 35 faculty on 4 campuses
• Avg. Class Size: 17
• Racially & Economically Diverse
• Churches Represented: 80
• Communities Represented: 25
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• Co-ed Sports & Activites
• Extended Care programs available
• Discovery Center: A program
tailored to service the unique needs
of individual learners.
Lynn Campus Principal
Sharon Peters-Harden is principal of the Lynn Campus. Sharon's belief is that the principal is responsible for the academic achievement and improvement of a school. Her background includes facilitation, training, and capacity building focused on leveraging teacher and leadership talent in schools to advance learning outcomes. She has worked in Detroit and Minneapolis urban and suburban school districts. In her work, she has navigated all aspects of the learning continuum as a classroom teacher, district program administrator, researcher, and private and charter school program designer. She was a founding member and substitute teacher at a private, inner city Christian male K-6 academy in Detroit that exceeded all state academic achievement averages. Mrs. Peters-Harden completed her undergraduate degree in business management from the University of Phoenix, and her Master's degree in organizational leadership and development with studies in education administration at Bethel University. She is currently attending classes at Gordon College to complete the requirements for the Massachusetts principal licensure. Mrs. Peters-Harden is a lifelong learner and passionate Christian educator committed to educational equity for all students. She and her husband Mark, an ordained minister, have 4 adult children and reside in Lynn.
Beacon Campus Principal
Pam Heintz is the principal for our Beacon Campus and the four preschools. She holds her BA in Psychology from Gordon College and her M.Ed. from Lesley University where she graduated with honors. Mrs. Heintz is a gifted educator who has worked in many Christian schools. She knows each child by name and welcomes them to her office, whether they come for a band-aid or a sympathetic ear. The students love her, perhaps because she always kneels to speak to them at their own level and comes to the classroom to serenade them individually on their birthdays. A "hands on" principal, she will join fieldtrips and classroom lessons: "The BEST part of my job is seeing young children grow in their understanding and love of their Maker, Jesus Christ. For me there is nothing more satisfying then to meander in and out of classrooms and hear teachers instructing from a biblical Christian worldview." Her limitless enthusiasm, zany sense of humor, and steady common sense set the tone for the campus. For Mrs. Heintz, the needs of the child come first, and she recognizes one of children's needs is to minister. Following the earthquake in Haiti she began a long-term campus involvement with an onsite ministry in Haiti. Each Christmas students fill shoeboxes with food, toiletries, school supplies and small toys for Haitian children. Children learn that even big global problems can be approached with prayer, study, and communal effort.
Director of Admissions
Meryl Mailloux is an alumna of North Shore Christian School. She graduated from Gordon College with a BA in Biblical Studies. She has been involved with North Shore Christian School for over twenty years, as a parent of four children, board member and room parent. She has served on various committees over the years - auction, publicity and development. She assisted the Admissions and Development offices for 6 months before assuming the position of Director of Admissions.
Vanessa Ogenah is in her third year as our Business Manager. Prior to accepting this role, Vanessa ran a successful consulting business and served as our Treasurer on the Board of Directors. Vanessa holds a BA from Salem State University and her MBA from Northeastern University. She comes with over 20 years of experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.
Beacon Campus Office Manager
Tanya Koski manages the office at the Beacon Campus, keeping the principal, teachers, and parents well informed, while adeptly applying bandages and TLC to students feeling under the weather. She enjoys getting to know all of the students and their families, and her cheerful smile and good common sense keep things flowing smoothly. Her BA in elementary education also makes her an able substitute teacher. Her favorite campus event is the International Lunch, and students have had their own global horizons expanded through her slide shows of her time spent recently in Kenya visiting relatives.
Development Director & Beacon Campus 3rd/5th Grade Math
Rebecca Kim teaches math for third and fifth graders on our Beverly Campus; she also serves as NSCS's Development Director. Ms. Kim has taught internationally as well as in programs for Boston and Chicago public schools. She has her BA in International Ministries from Moody Bible Institute and her MA in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College. She has lived in China and India and traveled throughout Europe and Asia. Her favorite part of her job is working with children who might be insecure about their math ability and seeing them gain confidence in that area. In her free time she likes to read, run and go to the beach.
After-School Program Director / Development
Leighanne Sturgis serves as the NSCS After School Program Director and assists with the school's development programs. A former NSCS student (class of '03) she has always had a passion for the school and its community and is greatly blessed to be back "on the other side of the desk." Ms. Sturgis attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography and a minor in theater arts. She has found her joys of child care, photography, and theater all blending wonderfully together at NSCS, photographing school events and classroom activities, working with the after-school students, and assisting with theater productions. She notes, "What a joy it is to be back!"
Patty Razumny feels blessed to have been a part of NSCS for nineteen years, as a NSCS parent of three sons and aunt to her nieces and nephew. She has served the school as a room parent, lunch helper and as a teacher assistant before becoming our receptionist in 2008. Patty is a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Saugus. She, her husband Richard and three sons live in Saugus.