Meet our Summer Team
Meet the Director
Mr. Snyder is a member of the Middle School Faculty and teaches Science and Religion to grades 5 – 8. He is a graduate of Saint Anselm College with a degree in Elementary Education and holds a Master’s Degree from Assumption College in School Counseling. This Fall he is enrolled at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College where he will pursue Theological Studies.
Prior to working at Saint Patrick Academy, Ian worked in the youth development field planning outdoor education and experiential education opportunities for young people. He has been managing programs and summer camps for many years. When not working at SPA, Mr. Snyder enjoys spending time with his family at the beach or hiking local trails. Along with the summer staff, Mr. Snyder is excited to deliver a fun and dynamic summer program.
Meet the Team
Nicholas Genkinger, Head Counselor
Hi! My name is Nick Genkinger, and I am very excited to be working and playing with your children as well as guiding them through various fun and faith-filled activities this summer. I am currently a Senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School and next year I plan on either attending the University of Pittsburgh or Providence College where I will major in Biology on a pre-med track. Throughout all four years of high school I have played basketball, baseball, and ran cross country. Outside of organized sports, I also love to play ultimate frisbee, spikeball, and ping pong.
I love working with children and these past two years I have been on two amazing service trips to help children. One was to Worcester, Massachusetts going into my Junior year where I got to help at a daycare for underprivileged children and we taught them various Christian songs, helped them throughout daily lessons, and played games with them. This past winter I went on a school trip down to Peru where we helped at an orphanage outside of Cusco. We helped paint at the orphanage and do various other chores and played plenty of soccer with the children. These experiences were life-changing for me and helped grow my love for working with children which have helped inspire my career path of wanting to be a pediatrician. The picture is me in front of Machu Picchu wearing a classic Peruvian llama sweater.
Lauren Leidemann, Head Counselor
Currently studying at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine as a Pre-Occupational Therapy major. I am a collegiate athlete on the Saint Joseph’s College softball team. I take part in volunteering and coaching youth softball teams along with seasonal camps. I grew up in Massachusetts and attended a private catholic school, Immaculate Conception, in Newburyport. I moved to South Berwick, Maine in 2015 and graduated from Marshwood High School in 2019. I enjoy being outside and finding new places to adventure.
Liam McQuillen, Program Specialist
I am a graduate of Saint Patrick Academy (’16) and St Thomas Aquinas High School class of 2020. This Fall I will be entering my freshman year at the University of New Hampshire where I plan to study Business and Economics.
I have been a volunteer cleaner and an Altar Server at Corpus Christi Parish in Portsmouth. During free time I like to hang out with my friends and am an avid CrossFit member.
Ms. Dickey, Classroom Instructor – Summer Bridge Program
Hello! My name is Abbie Dickey and I just completed my junior year at Saint Anselm College, where I study history and secondary education. I am currently on track to complete my full-time student teaching requirement in the Spring of 2021 but have a lot of clinical experience through my courses at Saint A’s. I am so excited to be a part of the SPA community this summer and look forward to enriching your child’s education.
Ms. Dow, Classroom Instructor – Summer Bridge Program
Hi! My name is Lily Dow and I am going to be teaching your children this summer! I just graduated from Saint Anselm College and received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education with minors in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and STEM. I have completed my student teaching, observations, and internships in K-8 classrooms and I am planning on pursuing my master’s degree this fall at Merrimack College.
I am from Salisbury, Massachusetts and love going to the beach in my town during the summer. I also played club hockey at Saint Anselm. I played defense and loved playing alongside my teammates. I also have a dog, Janie, she is a boxer and loves to go on walks and hikes. I am so eager to meet and work with your children engaging them with science and math lessons and activities this summer!
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