Bailey Coish, Program Director

Bailey began at Growing Places in 2021. She graduated with her undergrad from UNH in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Child Development. Bailey continued right into graduate school to earn her master’s degree in Elementary Education. It was within her graduate program that she realized she wanted to work with young children- she loves the natural curiosity that plays such a huge part of their growth and development.

Bailey fell in love with Growing Places because of the large emphasis on learning through nature and exploration. From the moment she walked in, she saw the authenticity of the teachers and their love for children. Bailey’s fun and easy-going personality helps her connect with children in a wide variety of ages and abilities.

Bailey lives in Dover, and in her free time can be found outside with friends and family enjoying all the seasons New England has to offer! Bailey also has her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification and taught for 2 years at a local studio in North Hampton. In the winter Bailey snowboards most weekends and spends summer at the beach, lake, paddle boarding, long boarding, and hiking.


Tracey Bateman, Infant Teacher

Tracey began working at Growing Places as a full-time infant teacher in April 2021. Tracey came to us with more than 25 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. She has taught children from infancy through preschool as well as worked as an administrator, but working with infants is truly her passion. Upon learning about Growing Places Tracey quickly fell in love with the philosophy and values. Having two children of her own who thrive in nature she understands the importance of outdoor play and exploration.

Tracey has her associates degree in Early Childhood Development. She lives in Exeter with her husband Eric and their two boys, Spencer and Shane. Tracey loves animals and currently has a ferret, a guinea pig, and a turtle. She also loves to get outside for hikes in the woods, bird watching, and spending time at her summer cottage on Casco Bay!


Missy Reynolds, Toddler teacher

Missy began working at Growing Places as a full-time toddler teacher in August 2021. She is currently working towards her certification in Early Childhood Education. She previously worked at The Children’s Workshop for four years. When I asked what Missy loves about working with children, she responds “I love children’s wonderment of the world. Everything is new and exciting to them, and they have a thirst for learning”. In Missy’s free time she is often outside with her three Pygmy goats who she calls her “Kiddos” as well as enjoying time with her almost seven-year-old grandson. She also enjoys exploring, hiking, and fishing!





Julie Scadova, Preschool Teacher

Julie joined Growing Places in May 2012.  She has seven years prior experience with toddlers and preschoolers.  After taking a break from the childcare field and working for a funding company for nearly 13 years, Julie was excited to come back to the classroom.  She earned her teaching certification through Great Bay Community College. Julie spent the first eight years as a toddler teacher, and in 2020 moved into the preschool classroom at Pinkham Road.

Julie values the importance of learning through play and watching the children take risks and problem solve in a natural setting.  She especially enjoys the outside space in which children have the freedom to explore.

Julie lives in Madbury with her husband and two children.  Julie loves the outdoors and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, biking and camping.


Gabby Razzaboni, Preschool Teacher

Gabby began working at Growing Places as a teacher aide in 2018 while attending the University of New Hampshire and joined us full time in 2020 while completing her degree. Her career working with children began in 2015 as a summer camp counselor and throughout her years at UNH she worked as youth program staff and a tennis instructor. Gabby graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Women’s & Gender Studies and a minor in HDFS, Sociology and Social Justice Leadership.

Gabby finds teaching very fulfilling and enjoys working with young people, guiding them through the most vital stages of life, watching them learn new skills and develop relationships. Outside of work Gabby enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, listening to music, and playing tennis.


Stephanie Jarvis, PreK Teacher

Stephanie was born and raised in New England but spent over 20 years in Colorado building her experience and knowledge in education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an Art Emphasis and a Masters in curriculum and instruction. She taught grades K-3 during her years in Colorado. She returned home to New England six years ago to spend more time with family, and began teaching Prek and Kindergarten. She Joined the Growing Places team in the Fall of 2021.

Guiding children to learn about themselves and what they are capable of is what encourages her to always seek new ideas and knowledge. In her free time, Stephanie has always enjoyed getting out into nature snowboarding, backpacking, mountain biking, and bird watching. Jewelry making and resin crafts are some of her other hobbies. She loves to snuggle and spend time with her cats, Vito and Frankie. She has two nephews ages 6 and 8 that inspire her every day to help children learn about the world around them and how they can make a difference.


Clarissa Piecuch, PreK Teacher

Clarissa began working at Growing Places in Fall 2022 as a full-time Pre-K teacher. She studied at Great Bay Community College over 10 years ago. When deciding to return to the field, Growing Places grabbed her attention by being a nature-based program, an environment children tend to thrive in. She looks forward to building genuine connections with the children everyday while learning through exploration and play.

Clarissa believes continuing education no matter how young or old is important to growth. She enjoys Science, exploring the outdoors, and anything sports related. Being active and outdoors is a huge part of who she is. While still finding time to enjoy dancing, music, and art. She resides in Lee with her own 3 children. While she is passionate and educated in childcare, she is also a licensed esthetician and finds skincare and health to be fascinating.