Chris Arena, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist (mother of three)
Chris received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Vermont. She worked as an SLP in the Vermont public schools and then spent a year on the faculty of the University of Vermont teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, conducting research in the area of stuttering and supervising graduate students in their clinical work. After moving back to Massachusetts, Chris worked in the area of Early Intervention for more than 15 years doing home visits and running parent and child language groups. Chris is currently the Speech/Language Pathologist at the Carousel School in Waltham. She is very excited about joining the Cobblestones team to facilitate playgroups and offer Speech and Language consults.
Katie Hawko, Special Education Teacher (mother of one)
Katie received a dual BA in Elementary Education and Human Development, as well as a Master's in Special Education from Boston College. She currently holds Massachusetts teaching licenses in both General Education and Special Education (pre-k through 8). Katie spent 10 years working in the public school system as a classroom teacher in integrated and inclusion models; working with students at a variety of levels and with diverse needs. In addition to her classroom position, Katie worked as a teacher mentor and a teacher support team leader, providing coaching and consultation to both new and experienced teachers. She also spent many years as a private tutor working with students and families in their homes. After having her first child, Katie left the public school system and is excited to be working with Cobblestones and to have the opportunity to coach and support students, educators and families.
Cheryl Segreve (mother of three)
Cheryl works for the Watertown Family Network as a Parent Liason and Co-Facilitator of Playgroups. She also works for the Watertown Public Schools during the summer months in the Integrated Preschool. In addition, Cheryl is a fitness instructor at the YMCA. Cheryl is a mother of three who brings her fun and spirited energy to Cobblestones.