Residence Staff

The residence staff team live in residence with the scholars throughout the academic year and are responsible for ensuring the well-being and safety of the scholars and managing the household.

Resident Director

Karen SpinaleKaren Spinale

Karen has lived in Andover for two decades and is in her sixth year at Andover High School, supporting students in the Special Education department.

“I’m thrilled to be here,” she says, “because my ties to the Andover community will be beneficial to ABC and these outstanding young women.”

Karen has two daughters and a son, aged 16 to 24. She also has worked with Andover High students designing costumes for their theatrical performances.

Resident Assistants

Kelly Mahoney
Kelly Mahoney
Kelly grew up in Andover and graduated from Andover High School in 2008. She graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Kelly continues her studies at Salem State University working toward a Masters degree in Special Education.

She works at Andover's South Elementary school as an instructional assistant. Applying her athletic and leadership skills, Kelly coaches the synchronized swimming team at the Andover/North Andover YMCA. She loves to swim, workout, cook, and watch movies in her free time.

Kelsey CrowtherKelsey Crowther
Kelsey Crowther grew up in Andover MA where her family has been involved with the ABC program for nearly two decades. She has very fond memories of the years her family hosted a student, and is excited about building relationships with the current scholars.

Kelsey attended Elon University in North Carolina where she earned undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Human Services as well as a minor in Criminal Justice. She later returned to MA to pursue her masters degree in Education. She is a licensed teacher in Elementary and Special Education and is employed as a second grade teacher in MA. She is thrilled to return for her second year as a Resident Assistant at ABC and is excited to continue her involvement and support of the program.


Claire Stahley