Member Support Advocate
Melissa has been a member of ENRICHri since 2010. Her teenaged son has been homeschooled since birth and is now taking dual enrollment classes at community college. Melissa served on the Executive Board in various positions for 5 years before moving on to the Member Advocate position. Since 2015 Melissa has filled the role of Homeschool Liaison for the Newport Naval Base, bringing her experiences as a native Rhode Island homeschooler to incoming families.
Melissa’s life revolves around her son’s extensive Pokémon TCG tournament travel schedule and enjoying his teen years.
Melissa brings a wealth of passion and leadership in creating community connections to ENRICHri.
Jenn lives with her husband, 2 children, 2 very spoiled cats, 1 spoiled dog, and has been with ENRICHri since 2011, joining the PR team in 2013. Jenn and her husband both work full time outside of the home and share homeschooling responsibilities.
She has been homeschooling for 15 years and loves every minute of it!
Jenn has been working in an outpatient dialysis center for the last 17 years and was Project Coordinator for a local chapter of an international charity that helps homeless, abused and abandoned children. She is very active in her church, serving on the church council as chairperson for the Board of Christian Education, Sunday School Superintendent, a Youth Group leader, and has led a summer Vacation Bible School program for the community for the past 8 years.
Jenn has also organized a community play group in Pawtucket, and helped run a large mom’s group in Warwick. Jenn’s family is active in the community and volunteers at a local town animal shelter and are avid animal lovers. She spends much of her time at their home away from home; gymnastics practices and competitions. Jenn brings a wealth of knowledge about marketing and project coordination to ENRICHri from her years leading varied groups and from her professional life.
Beth lives in Rumford, RI with her husband, 4 children, 2 dogs, a cat, a bunny and a hamster. Beth was previously employed as a buyer at CVS Health for 10 years and left to pursue employment that would allow for greater flexibility. She is currently homeschooling her youngest daughter, while her three older children attend a variety of schools in Rhode Island. Beth has an Honors degree in English, taught 6th grade at The Galloway School in Atlanta, GA, completed Master Gardener training at URI, and loves to crochet. She grew up in the south, loves sweet tea, college football, and grits but absolutely loves living in New England. Everything but the Patriots, that is. 🙂
Ashely Dos Santos
Ashley is a homeschool mama dedicated to helping current and future members with all of their membership questions.
Coventry Cooperative Director
Julia lives in Warwick with her husband, son, daughter, cats and dogs. She has been homeschooling her children for 4 years and is elated to be a part of the ENRICHri community. Before becoming a mom, Julia attended Marshall University in West Virginia where she studied elementary and special education. Julia has been home with her children for the last 8 years and in the past she co-ran a mom’s group.
Before taking on her current roll Julia directed Special Events for a year and a half and joined the board in November of 2017. She enjoys all aspects of homeschooling but has a passion for cooperative programs and is excited to be directing the Coventry Cooperative Program for ENRICHri.
Assistant Director of the Coventry Co-Op
ENRICHri has been a great resource for support for Beth and her family.Beth is a music educator and taught in the public school system until her eldest turned one. She continues to teach privately, perform with a local community concert band, and continues to maintain her K-12 Rhode Island Music Teacher Certification. Beth enjoys reading, creating music, attending concerts, evenings at the beach, sampling and brewing craft beer, and making sweet memories with her family.
Honored to be working with the Coventry Co-op as Assistant Director, Beth is looking forward to working with members as the group continues to grow and encourage one another.
Pawtucket Cooperative Director
Jessica lives in Pawtucket with her husband Adam and two children. They have been homeschooling for 5 years and joined ENRICHri at the beginning of their journey. Jess is a work at home mom, running an in-home daycare and hand crafted decor business. Before becoming the Pawtucket Co-op Site Director, she played an active role in the co-op as assistant director and teacher. She enjoys books, the beach and all things crafty!
Ashley Dos Santos
Assistant Director of the Pawtucket Co-Op
Director of Wildschooling
Director of Wildschooling