Our Staff

Lyla Harrod

Director

A Danvers native, Lyla has twelve years of experience working with youth on the North Shore. With a background in coordinating non-profit grant-funded after school and out-of-school time programming and community organizing, Lyla has an eye for innovative approaches to empowering youth and has a strong commitment to social justice and community building.

Lyla holds an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Communications and Sociology and a Masters degree in Human Services from Springfield College.

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Danielle LaRocque

Middle School Youth Coordinator

Danielle LaRocque is in her fifth year as a health education teacher at Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers, MA. She is a graduate of Endicott College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Creative and Art Therapy and a graduate of Cambridge College with a Master of Education in Skills Based Health Ed and Social-Emotional Learning. She serves on a variety of committees that serve to improve the academic and personal success of her students and colleagues. She is the assistant varsity softball coach at Danvers High School. Danielle is the vice president of MAHPERD, Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance, for the Health Division.

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