A long time South High Physical Education teacher turned Nonprofit President and Director, Christine Foley's love to develop students into excellent entrepreneurs has led to the success and immense growth of Andy’s Attic. Christine started her teaching career in the Worcester Public Schools at South High as a physical education teacher. Her love for her students led her to taking over the day to day operations of Andy’s Attic. Year after year she has seen potential walk out the doors of South High, so she turned Andy’s Attic into a learning experience. Today, the students learn everything from resume writing, interview skills, and the ins and outs of running a non-profit.
The previous Worcester Public Schools Superintendent started her 38+ year educational career at South High Community School as a special education teacher. She worked her way up to become the principal of South High. As the former principal of South, Mrs. Binienda welcomed Andy’s Attic with open arms and guided our 501c3 to become the marketing classes it is today. Mrs. Binienda has been our biggest supporter since day one and is dedicated to enhancing every student’s education within the city of Worcester.
Retired South High math teacher turned Assistant Principal, Pete Sherman finds joy in interacting with the community as our delivery driver and outreach director. His heart for the community is like no other. As Andy’s Attic’s first responder, Peter isn’t afraid to ask survivors of disasters if they need assistance or clothing and report back to us with order forms for them. Pete also delivers orders to people and organizations with no way to pick the orders up themselves.
Sandy Danault is a networking guru with connections in a diverse array from farmers to ex-NFL stars. Her communication skills and ability to relate to others has helped Andy’s Attic flourish. As an advocate for a healthy lifestyle, Sandy, a South High Physical Education/Health teacher and Grafton Farmer, leads by example through her everyday routine. As a mentor for our business class, Sandy helps prepare our students for their future. Sandy is Mrs. Foley's right-hand woman, keeps Christine sane and is ready to tackle what each day brings at Andy’s Attic.
Mr. Sealey fills a very important role as Treasurer in Andy’s Attic. He makes sure that Andy’s Attic continues to run strong by preparing financial paperwork and making sure that every dollar that comes in, comes back around to help Andy’s Attic. Former operations manager at Staples and Hanover Insurance, Mr. Sealey works one on one with students at South High. He is involved in student support services, Plato which is a credit recovery program, and is an instructor in career planning. Mr. Sealey loves to give back to the community and help those in need. He thinks it is very important to be involved in our community and this is one of his ways of reaching out. His spare time is filled with following his kids' sports, family activities, and golfing. We are so excited to have Mr. Sealey join us as we continue to clothe the community from head to toe.
A huge thank you to Mr. Paul Burgess is due for all of the hard work and hours he has put into Andy’s Attic. Mr. Burgess has retired and his work will not go unnoticed. Thank you Mr. Burgess!!
Tammy Dupont has been in the school system for 35 years and has been working at South High since 1996. Organizing and filling out orders at Andy’s Attic gives her a sense of fulfillment, knowing that she gives kindness to those in need. Initially wanting to become a teacher, she realized that it was not the right fit for her and became an instructional assistant instead. Two of Dupont’s biggest joys are her family and the students she helps everyday. She looks forward to being on the board of directors for Andy’s Attic and hopes to learn more from this new experience!