Staff and Testimonials

  • Victoria DeFreitas – Director

    Following my graduation from  Wheelock College in 1991, I began my position  as director of Ridge Hill. In 1994  I  became the owner of  the Ridge Hill School .From my experiences as a teenager taking care of young children,  I knew that I wanted a career in Early Childhood Education.  In the 20 years since I became owner of Ridge Hill, building a successful Private Early Childhood Program has been a truly rewarding and fulfilling experience.

    I am always grateful to the families of Ridge Hill who are truly supportive, caring  people fully invested in the education of their children. Each year we develop a strong, open-ended ,developmentally appropriate curriculum that fosters a positive, warm and loving   learning environment.  The teachers are dedicated professionals who  make it their goal to develop  strong connections with our families.  Each day I find joy in the happy faces of the children I see in the classrooms !

    I live in Scituate with  my husband, 2 sons and our family pets ,  Lilly and Roxy. As a  family ,we enjoy boating, fishing and loving everything about the coastal  town we  are fortunate to live in.

    “May you walk through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.”

    Stacey Driscoll – Assistant Director & Kindergarten Teacher

    Stacey has been at Ridge Hill since September of 1994 and is the Assistant Director.  Stacey received her Associates degree from Quincy College and is working on her Bachelor’s degree.  Stacey is an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan and enjoys cheering for her home team. When not teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. Stacey is also EEC certified by the State of Massachusetts.

    Miss Alissa

    Alissa has been a teacher at Ridge Hill School since August 2008.  Alissa is currently working on obtaining the Lead Teacher certification from the State.  Prior to joining RHS she spent 8 years in the education field working with pre-school students. Alissa has a passion for teaching and enjoys seeing the children smile when they learn something new. It’s so rewarding to see every child learn and grow through each year. Alissa resides with her family and her best friend and brother Craig who is  autistic. Alissa is also EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Miss Heather

    Heather has been a teacher at Ridge Hill School since September of 2000. Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State College. She enjoys being at Ridge Hill and seeing all of the smiling faces of the students.  Ridge Hill is a very special experience in getting to know the families, to teaching the children and working with unbelievable teachers. In her spare time enjoys being with her husband, daughter and dog. Heather is also EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Miss Karen

    Karen has been a teacher at Ridge Hill School since August 2009 after being a RHS parent for 4 years. Karen always knew RHS was a great place for her children.  She enjoys going to the beach, camping and spending time with her family.  Karen is also EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Miss Kelley

    Kelley has been a teacher at Ridge Hill School since September 2011. Kelly received her Associates Degree from Massasoit College. Prior to joining Ridge Hill she was teaching at another school for 15 years.  Kelley is looking forward to working with the staff at Ridge Hill and meeting all the families!  Kelley enjoys spending time with her 2 children, running and being outside.  Kelley is also EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Miss Melissa
    Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Masters in Education from Lesley University. She is a licensed teacher in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is awaiting her newest certification from the EEC. Melissa lives in Duxbury with her husband, Greg, and their three children: Hannah, Jack and Ben. She enjoys reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family on Duxbury Beach. She is looking forward to meeting all of the students and their families at RHS!

    TESTIMONIALS from the Ridge Hill Community

    Many families write letters to the school sharing their experience and how the school has positively impacted their child. These letter are cherished by all who work at the school, browse below by clicking on Testimonials link and hear directly from parents just like you.

    Testimonials