Kelly CorbettDanceWorks Artistic Director & Program Coordinator
Kelly, a Nantucket native, began dancing at the age of 4. Over the years, her dance experiences have included ballet, point, jazz, hip hop, character, tap and modern technique. In 1987 and 1988 Kelly trained at Walnut Hill School of Arts in Natick, Massachusetts. There she took master classes with many legendary dancers, such as David Howard. After graduating high school in 1994, Kelly furthered her education at Bradford College. In 1997 at the New England Regional American College Dance Festival, Kelly won an award for her choreography, “My Soul Went With Her”.
In 2009, Kelly stepped into her current role at NCS. In her off time, she stays busy raising her four children with her husband, Scott.
Pauline CroninEarly Childhood Education Coordinator
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Born in Scotland, Pauline has lived on Nantucket for 29 years. She began working with the Nantucket Community School as a playgroup facilitator when her son James, a 2023 Nantucket High School graduate, was a year old. She has held many roles within the Early Childhood department. Pauline said she enjoys being part of a dedicated team of program facilitators and outreach personnel.
Alicia GraziadeiNCS Director
Alicia is an island native who joined the Community School in 2022 after more than a decade of working as a teacher and administrator at Nantucket New School. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University (’08) and a master’s degree in education from Northeastern University (’17). Her husband, Jason Graziadei, is the editor-in-chief for Nantucket Current. Together, they have two sons, Emmett and Owen.
Jazmine KasperzykSports and Wellness Coordinator
Jazmine was born and raised in Connecticut. She relocated to Nantucket and joined the Nantucket Community School team in 2021. Jazmine started as the Gymnastics Lead Instructor and Dance Instructor and was hired full-time as the Sports and Wellness Coordinator in May 2023. She is responsible for organizing year-round wellness programs across all NCS departments.
Brian LenaneAdult Education Coordinator
Brian moved to Nantucket permanently in March of 2019. He and his family have been coming to Nantucket since the late 70’s. Prior to joining the Nantucket Community School as the Adult Education Coordinator, Brian held a variety of leadership positions in management and IT consulting organizations serving the US federal government and public utilities market. Early in his career, he was Academic Dean at the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA. He and his wife Susan have two children and four grandchildren.
Denise NesselrodtDriver’s Education Coordinator
Denise began as the Driver’s Education Coordinator with the Community School in 2022 after working at the RMV on the island for several years. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counselor education, both from Penn State University. Denise has two sons (whom she taught to drive!) and enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling.
Adrienne PetersonOffice Manager
Adrienne was born and raised on Nantucket and is a mother of two young children. She studied early childhood education at Bunker Hill Community College and has spent 10 years working in that field. Adrienne joined the Nantucket Community School team in May 2023, and is the organization’s Office Manager. In the summer, Adrienne is also the Camp Director for our ACKventure Day Camp.
Susan RichardsFamily Education & Outreach Specialist
Susan began working as an Early Childhood Educator soon after completing her education at Boston University in the mid-1970’s. She worked in a wide variety of teaching jobs before moving to Nantucket in 2011 where she quickly connected with the Nantucket Community School and became a Family Educator and Outreach Specialist. She also works at the island animal shelter, NiSHA, as a Humane Educator. Susan lives in Madaket with her husband Peter and her three rescue animals. She and Peter have a son, Parker, who currently lives in Brooklyn and works as a staff editor at the New York Times.
Lindsay PykoszDirector of Communications
Lindsay was born and raised on Nantucket and joined the Nantucket Community School team in late 2016 after nearly seven years of working as a journalist on the island. She graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT (‘09) with a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in journalism. Her role at NCS as the Director of Communications combines her love of writing and being creative while also working with members of the public, many of whom she has grown to know over her years of working and living here.
James VoyagesAquatics Director
James joined the NCS team in 2022. He grew up in Fairfield County, Connecticut, but has been coming to Nantucket his whole life. After graduating from Virginia Tech, he joined the Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club coaching staff in Stamford, Connecticut. He also ran the aquatics department at two elite country clubs in Fairfield County: Tokeneke Beach Club in Darien and the Greenwich Country Club.
James lives on Nantucket with his wife Abby and their daughter Anna. He said he looks forward to bringing an energetic and fun-filled culture to Nantucket’s swimming program.
Andrea WulffleffAssistant Director
Andrea came to the Community School in 2022 with over twenty years of experience working with non-profit organizations, most recently as Director of Operations at the Nantucket Community Music Center. She holds a BA in History from Smith College and a MA in American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford. Andrea moved to Nantucket in 2017 with her husband, Jim, three children, Henry, Emmeline, and Charlie, and a variety of cats and chickens.