Administrative Staff

Maria LaPage

Executive Director
Agassiz Baldwin Community
Before assuming her current position as Executive Director, Maria (she/her/hers) served the Agassiz Baldwin Community in a variety of roles, beginning as an afterschool teacher in 2008 and later advancing to 1st-5th Grade Site Director and then Director of Children’s Programs. Under her leadership, Agassiz Baldwin Children’s Programs have significantly grown in enrollment and continue to thrive.

In her role as Executive Director, Maria is dedicated to implementing ABC’s mission across all of its programs. She believes in creating a welcoming and inclusive space that fosters lifelong learning and love of creativity, and she is committed to serving the whole community by increasing scholarships for low-income families.

Maria is a lifelong student herself, with many “afterschool” hobbies of her own, including vegetarian cooking, soccer, crosswords, making jewelry, and tie-dye. In addition to this long list of skills, she holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Sociology from Beloit College (2007) and a certificate from Boston University’s Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership (2015).

Contact Maria at:, 617-349-6287 x17

Cory Munro Shea

Maud Morgan Arts

Cory Munro Shea (she/her/hers) is a working artist and arts administrator residing in Cambridge Massachusetts. Her artwork has appeared in several galleries across the New England area. In 2016 Shea graduated from Boston University with her masters in Arts Administration. Most recently Shea has turned her passion for interior design and vintage home decor into a side hustle, Munro Market. Participating in ‘Pop Up Shops’ around Massachusetts. When she is not coordinating artists, or creating new pieces of artwork, she can be found perusing flea markets with her family; hoarding plants and lounging with her husband and their small, wild dog, Bruin.

Contact Cory at:, 617-349-6287 x15

Micah Eglinton-Woods

Director of Marketing and Technology,
Agassiz Baldwin Community, Maud Morgan Arts 

Micah Eglinton-Woods (she/her/hers) earned a bachelor’s of fine arts in Illustration and Art History from Montserrat College of Art. In addition to managing registration for all ABC programs, she provides support for ABC’s community events, and designs ABC and MMA program collateral. Her free time is filled with music making and volunteering for a local pet rescue.

Contact Micah at:, 617-349-6287 x19

Boriana Kantcheva

Gallery Coordinator
Fay Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts

Boriana Kantcheva (she/her/hers), has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 18 years. She has received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree program. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies where she has received several Harvard University Certificates of Distinction in Teaching awards. She currently holds a position as a gallery coordinator at Chandler Gallery in Cambridge. Boriana is a member of Bromfield Gallery and her work can also be seen at 13 Forest Gallery.

Contact Boriana at:, 617-349-6287 x22

Valerie Mendez

Site Coordinator
Maud Morgan Arts

Valerie Mendez (she/her/hers) has a background in art and education, she graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a degree in Graphic Design. Shortly after she found a passion for working with children, when she moved to Japan to teach English in junior high and elementary schools. In 2010, Valerie moved back to the United States, and earned a Masters Degree in Art Education from Tufts University. She has worked in both public schools and informal learning settings. Before her position of Site Coordinator at Maud Morgan Arts, Valerie worked as a Museum Educator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and as a Lead Art Studio Teacher at four Bright Horizons Preschool and Early Education Centers.

Valerie enjoys exploring and creating new types of art, playing volleyball, running, and making the most of the snowy Boston winters by skiing and snowboarding.

Contact Valerie at:, 617-349-6287 x29