Our Team

Barb has extensive experience in curriculum development and program management for elementary school programs, and is the creative director for Wicked Cool. Barb has a MA Educator’s License in General Science, a Masters of Health Professions from Northeastern University, and a BA in Biology from Merrimack College. She has experience as a classroom math and science teacher and as an informal science educator.    She is a graduate of the Boston Emerging Leaders Program and is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) and the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA).  Barb is married and has two sons, one in college and one in high school. Barb is obsessed with all things Disney for inspiration and loves the Red Sox and Patriots.

Co-Founder, Director

Barb Johnson

Cindy has been with Wicked Cool for Kids since 2008.  Her responsibilities include research, ordering, inventory, and distribution of supplies for the various art, science and technology programs.  Cindy builds prototypes and working models of all our projects for our packing crew (yes, she makes catapults and colors for a living).  Cindy has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.    She is married and has three grown daughters and three grandchildren.  She is an avid traveler and a huge Bruins fan.

Supply Manager

Cindy Carrabba

Yahira started with Wicked Cool in 2014 as a Materials Coordinator in the warehouse, helping to organize supplies and logistics for our teachers.  She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration and in Graphic Design from Middlesex Community College and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from UMass Lowell.  Yahira is mom to two elementary school aged children. For program inquiries please reach Yahira at ytorres@wickedcoolforkids.com.  And since you may want to ask...it's pronounced Yah-hi-rah (not Yah-here-rah)  :)

Program Coordinator

Yahira Torres

Jill joined WCFK in 2014 as a Materials Coordinator and Chief LEGO Officer in the Wicked Cool warehouse.  Jill is currently responsible for maintaining and supervising relationships with our partners at Triangle Inc. and the Nashoba Learning Group.  In addition to managing these important community partnerships, she coordinates supplies for our teaching staff.  Jill has an Associates Degree from North Shore Community College, and is the mom of two boys. She  spends all her spare time on a football field or basketball court cheering on her kids, and shopping for groceries.

Warehouse Supervisor

Jill Dykens

Stephanie began as an instructor with WCFK in 2018.  She has extensive experience as a science teacher and as a teacher mentor.  Stephanie is responsible for recruiting new staff to join WCFK, as well as managing our teacher training and mentoring program.  For inquiries regarding jobs or internship opportunities at WCFK, email Stephanie at scross@wickedcoolforkids.com.  If you want to hear Stephanie's awesome British accent you can reach her at 781-281-2180. 

Education Coordinator

Stephanie Cross

Paul has been with Wicked Cool For Kids since 2018.  He received his associate’s degree from Middlesex Community College, and has a degree in accounting from Merrimack College.  Paul allocates inventory and keeps track of all our supplies from plastic spiders, to glitter and catapults.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading mystery novels.  His dream is to someday be the proud owner of a Basset Hound. 

Inventory Assistant

Paul McCarthy

Tim was a senior education manager with extensive experience in program management and business development. A former foreign language teacher and ESL/EFL teacher in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the U.S., Tim also had several years of experience managing educational programs throughout the U.S.  Tim's educational background included a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts, a Diploma in TEFL from Christ Church College in Canterbury, England, and a B.A. in French from the University of Kent at Canterbury.


In Memoriam: Tim Rees