Staff – Schoolhouse

Learn about the teachers and staff of  Discovery Schoolhouse childcare and preschool and the art instructor of Discovery Arts!

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Discovery Schoolhouse childcare and preschool

Here are our director and teachers for Discovery Schoolhouse; for information about volunteers, student teachers, and interns, click here.

Brian Scheff DSCN6191Brian C. Scheff
Executive Director

Brian earned his degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in their Day Care Specialist & Pre-school/Kindergarten program, and has taken many other workshops, seminars, and courses including graduate courses on integrating children with special needs, multi-cultural curriculum, and child care programming. Brian holds a Massachusetts K-3 Teaching Certificate and Director II / Lead-Teacher of Infants, Toddler & Preschool Certificate from the Department of Early Education and Care.


Brian was Director of the Milton Preschool at 865 Brush Hill Rd. from July 1989 through July 1992. Brian also taught in a childcare center for several years working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children. Brian works with the children every day.

Brian lives in Newton with his three daughters, Mikaela (11th grade), Sapphire (9th grade), and Rebecca (8th grade).  Jasper “The Friendly”Dog (14 years) sadly passed away in July 2009. Jasper came to the school every day with Brian and spent many hours in the classroom. Brian also serves as a Director on the Board of Discovery Schoolhouse, and founded the school with a group of parents and teachers. He is committed to providing an affordable, high quality, culturally diverse program for families. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Milton Early Childhood Alliance (MECA). He particularly enjoys singing, playing guitar, building blocks, hammering, reading Dr. Seuss stories, and going on nature walks with the children.

Lisa Berlucchi DSC_0001Lisa Berlucchi
Lead Teacher/Assistant Director

Lisa has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Quincy College. Lisa holds a Preschool Lead Teacher Certificate from the Department of Early Education and Care.

Way back in 1996 she did a student teacher placement at Discovery Schoolhouse, and then we hired her later that year. She taught here for five years, and then left us L to work for the Boston Public Schools for several years. In the meantime, she’s had three children of her own (now 4, 6, and 8). For the past several years she has sat on the Discovery Schoolhouse, Inc. Board of Directors and sent all three of her own children to the school. Since 2011, she has returned to the school as Lead Teacher. Lisa supervises other teachers and assistants and oversees the morning program. We are thrilled to have her back!

Lisa is the mother of three former Discovery Schoolhouse children, and lives with her family and dog, Doc, in Roslindale. Doc the dog comes to school with Lisa most days.

Derek Clarke_DSC0026Derek Clarke
Assistant Teacher

Attended Husson University in Bangor, ME for one year. Plans on transferring to Curry College, but taking some time off.

Worked at ABCD Summer Camp as a councilor.

Worked at Hop Afterschool Homework Help.

Worked at Boston Youth Fund Tobin Community Center as camp councilor.

Mother ran family childcare for nine years as he was growing up!

Lives in Dorchester with his family.

Enjoys running around with the kids and just having fun.

We have other teachers too!  (We’re just a bit slow adding them to the page)



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