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About Us


Mr. Perrotton

Director, Canton Learning Center

Josh Perrotton, a Canton, MA native, joyfully returns to his “Bulldog” roots as a happy husband to Julie and a proud father to their three littles. With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, Josh seamlessly integrates a positive culture into his classroom as a 6th grade English teacher. He believes the skills cultivated in hospitality, like active listening, rigor, and patience, are instrumental in fostering student success. Just as a restaurant thrives on creating an inviting atmosphere for guests, Josh ensures that his classroom is equally welcoming, where students are at the center of the operation—learning, flourishing and growing! 

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Tara Shuman

Chief Learning Officer & Founder

Tara Shuman is a teacher, a writer, and an entrepreneur who tries to surround herself with great books, creative projects, and inspiring people. As an avid appreciator of time, Tara believes in Francis Bacon’s idea that “hope is a good breakfast” and after she got cancer at age 32, she wrote a memoir titled just that. She then left her job as an attorney and returned to a career in education. Tara has taught in Canton, Boston, and even South Africa! She loves working with students at Wildewood as well as with other students, schools, non-profits, and businesses as they  work hard towards their goals and dreams. She lives with her family in Canton.


Mrs. Richardson

Director, Medfield Learning Center

Claire Richardson is thrilled to bring her love of teaching to our Medfield center. Claire earned  a joint honors degree in History and Economics from the University of St Andrews and a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Edinburgh. After moving to the United States, she worked as a humanities tutor at Weston High School, tutoring English and History in the Enrichment Center. Claire also worked as an educator at the International Museum of World War II in Natick, MA. In her years as a teacher in Scotland, she enjoyed leading students on many field trips to Belgium, France, Poland and Germany. She lives in Sherborn with her husband, son, and adorable puppy, Finlay. 

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