Meet the HCP Staff

Jim Locke, Lead Teacher

“Mr. Jim”, has a BA degree in political science from Rollins College and a master’s degree in Education from Simmons College. Jim has extensive teaching experience, including Norwood Christian Preschool and Cornerstone Christian Academy, before joining the HCP staff in 2012. Jim and his wife, Sharon, live in Medway with their teenage son, Ryan.

Allison Mercier, Interim Director

Ali Mercier is our first HCP “graduate” to return in a teaching role! Ali attended Mass Bay Community College and has extensive preschool teaching experience. She is licensed as a toddler and preschool teacher by the state of Massachusetts. Ali’s 3 children (Mackenzie, Kayla and Matthew) are all HCP graduates. She and her family (including husband Matthew) live in Holliston.

Vickie Hampton, Administrative Director

Vickie collaborates with the preschool director to provide financial and operational leadership of the preschool. Vickie has a BS degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is certified by the state as a preschool director. Vickie and her husband Jim live in Holliston. They have three adult children and three grandchildren. Their youngest son, Seth, lives at home and attends the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton.

Melissa Gooley, Lead Teacher/Art Teacher

Melissa has a B.A. degree in political science from Wellesley College and a Masters Degree in education from Harvard University. Melissa has taught at the elementary and high school levels. For over a decade, she was as a graduate student administrator at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she worked with graduate students and trained staff. She is excited to combine her love of art and art history with teaching at HCP. Melissa and her husband Pete live in Hopkinton and their twins Kyle and Amanda are HCP graduates.

Jessica Lim, Teacher/Music Teacher

Jessica joined HCP in 2015 to work with students in the preschool Music Enrichment Program. She actively serves in the Faith Community Church Worship Ministry. Jessica has a B.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Professions. She and her husband have two daughters, Olivia and Alexa. Alexa is a graduate of HCP.

Ellen Boreson, Lead Teacher

Ellen Boreson has over 8 years of Experience in Early Childhood Education working with children ages 15 months up to 5 years of age. She is EEC certified as Director II, Lead Preschool Teacher and Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher. She is currently working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education part-time at Mass Bay Community College. Mrs. Boreson has been a regular attendee at Faith Community Church since spring of 2002, participating in the Children’s ministry, Agape ministry, and the Bible Study Fellowship. She and her husband Ed have 2 adult children, Dillon and Michaela.

Sherie Anderson, Teacher

Sherie Anderson joined HCP in a teaching role in 2016. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training from Northeastern University. Sherie spent 15 years teaching children of all ages the joy of figure skating as a professional skating coach. After the birth of her second child she “retired” to enjoy staying at home with her children. Sherie then turned to volunteering in Faith’s Children’s Ministry. Five years later, she combined her love of children and spreading God’s word by teaching at HCP. Sherie and her husband, Stephen, live in Hopkinton with their two boys. John and Lucas are both graduates of HCP.