EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Merredith Christos joined EverWonder in June 2019 as our part-time Operations & Outreach Manager, and was promoted to Executive Director later that year. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Sport, Recreation, & Tourism Management. She brings years of experience in customer service, sales, marketing, and management, as well as a positive and enthusiastic personality. We look forward to see how she can bring the museum to the next level! She currently lives in Newtown with her husband and three young boys and enjoys dancing and volunteering as Cubmaster to Newtown’s Pack 470.

OFFICE MANAGER

Briana Pope holds a degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and attended Texas Chiropractic College. She brings her strong science background to EverWonder Museum as well as her years of experience in office and financial management. One of Briana’s first jobs was as an assistant preschool teacher where she loved working with children and watching them learn. While she then moved on from that position and into graduate school, she is thrilled that EverWonder presents her with the opportunity to support the education of children as that is still an important focus for her. She is a volunteer for Felix Adoptees for Children and numerous other organizations. She enjoys living in Newtown with her husband and three children.

LEAD EDUCATOR

Pam Fagan spent her career as an educator in the private and public sector.  She has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Science in Reading.  Following six years of teaching in Danbury and Fairfield, the majority of her 33-year teaching career was spent at Middle Gate School in Newtown which included 10 years of teaching kindergarten and 17 years as the Math/Science Specialist for Middle Gates’ K-5 (later K-4) students.

Pam is currently a volunteer for EverWonder’s Story Lab sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well as lead instructor for in-house field trips and summer camp sessions.  She has lived in Sandy Hook for over 40 years with her husband, Brian, and enjoys traveling and visits with their children and grandchildren who live in Maryland and New Hampshire.

EDUCATOR

Sheila May has been in the early childhood field for 34 years, including 20 as a preschool director. She recently retired as the Director of Congregation Beth El’s K’tanim Preschool in Fairfield. She started the preschool at Beth El in 2007 along with six moms who wanted to have a preschool at their synagogue. She was a board member for EverWonder from 2012-2015, helping to start the EverWonder Experience and created some of our outreach programs. She is thrilled to be volunteering with her “Science with Ms. Sheila” program and loves getting to know the many families and staff at EverWonder. Sheila has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and a Master’s in Special Education. She lives in Newtown with her husband Bill and has two married daughters and five grandchildren.