Ms. Lewis is an educator who believes in options and opportunities for all children and their families. Her commitment to this belief has provided her with the opportunity to open two schools as the founding principal of the Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School and the Founding Head of School at the SEED School of Maryland. Additionally, Ms. Lewis has taught Kindergarten, and 8th grade and served as the Co-Director of the Pilot School Network. Ms. Lewis believes that education is a transformational experience for teachers, students and families. In her second year at Dudley Street School she brings her commitment to education and achievement to the Dudley Street School community.
Ulana AinsworthK1-K2 Teacher
Ulana Ainsworth comes to Dudley Street School after teaching at the Lee Academy Pilot School for three years. She was a Boston Teacher Resident in 2012 and received her BA in Education, with a Special Education minor from Westminster College, PA. Ulana is currently a cohort member of the Women Educator of Color cohort as well as a Teach Plus fellow. As an early childhood teacher her goal has always been to teach children to have a growth mindset, a strong sense of self, and to foster independence. This allows the students to be confident about their learning, while building a co-created community of learners
Nakysha AllenK1 Paraprofessional
Ms. Allen has been with the Dudley Street School for the past three years as a K1 Teacher Assistant and Lead Teacher. She also completed her student teaching at DSNCS, and worked at Somerville Public Schools as a Special Education Paraprofessional. She earned a master's in Special Education Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 from UMass Boston. She also attended Florida A&M University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Ms. Allen is a native of Dorchester, MA and her goal is to combine her range of experience with her ability to be a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher.
George AnastosArt Teacher
Mr. Anastos has been teaching visual arts to Dudley Street School Scholars since 2013. He started teaching art for the ELT program and became the Full time art educator the following year. Mr. Anastos brings his knowledge of Illustration, painting and graphic design to his curriculum. Working as an Artist and Educator since 1997, Mr. Anastos has helped to transform students into artists; giving them the confidence to use their creative thinking and skills to accomplish anything they set out to do. He is excited to return to Dudley Street School and continue his work of nurturing Scholars, building their confidence and beautifying the School with their artwork. Contact Mr. Anastos: email@example.com
Jenae Barrett-Sequeira1st Grade Teacher
Jenae Barrett-Sequeira comes to Dudley Street School after teaching 1st grade at the Higginson Lewis K-8 school for the past 3 years. She received her Master of Science in early childhood education from Wheelock College through the Wheelock Teach Boston program. Mrs. Sequeira is a lifelong resident of Boston, growing up in the Roxbury/Dorchester neighborhoods. Her passion is building relationships with families and the community. She enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.
Renee Beckett-Simmons1st Grade Teacher
Lisa BibuldDirector of Student and Family Support
Dr. Bibuld worked as the Student Support Team Coordinator at Dudley Street School last year (SY 15 – 16) consulting to teachers and serving students and families. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) and holds a master’s degree in education from Bank Street College. She has 12 years of teaching experience, four of those years at the Young Achiever’s Science and Math Pilot School from 1997 – 2001. Dr. Bibuld has also worked at the Brookline Community Mental Health Center providing counseling to children and families for the past eight years. Dr. Bibuld is excited to join the Dudley Street School full time and share her areas of expertise to support this dynamic community.
Penelope BrennanK1-K2 Teacher
April BurkeELL Lead Teacher
Mrs. Burke comes to Dudley Street School after two years at Dever Elementary in Dorchester where she was the ELL Head Teacher and Coordinator. She also sat on the ILT and SST. Prior to that she spent 21 years with the Fitchburg Public Schools where she led various roles including Head of Language Acquisition, ESL teacher, K/Gr 1 Teacher, Grade 5 teacher and Writing Consultant. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Early Childhood/Elementary Education at Fitchburg State College and earned her Educational Specialist Degree of Curriculum & Instruction of Diverse Populations from University of MA-Lowell. She is a huge advocate for students of special populations and has recent research on the topic published in the with the UMASS Graduate School of Education.
Sam CampbellDean of Students, Dudley Promise Corps Site Director
Kim Canuto4th Grade Math Teacher
Michelle CarrollScience Teacher
Ilene Carver2nd Grade Teacher
Ilene Carver teaches second grade and was a founding teacher at DSNCS. She has been working in the Boston Public Schools since the early 1990s, the large majority of those years as a classroom teacher in the elementary grades. Ilene is passionate about building partnerships with families and is currently co-authoring a book for teachers about engaging families for children’s success. Ilene resides in Dorchester and has two children who are graduates of the Boston Public Schools.
Cary CharleboisDirector of Curriculum, Instruction and Staff Development (Elementary Literacy)
Ms. Charlebois, a native of Potsdam, NY, has worked in education in the Boston area for the past 15 years. She comes to Dudley Street School from the Kelly School in Chelsea where she taught grades 1-4, participated on a variety of leadership teams (IST, School Improvement Team, District Literacy Team) led the new teacher mentor program for the district, and worked as a reading specialist. During the summers, Ms. Charlebois trained new Teach for America corps members in literacy instruction at summer institutes in Mississippi and Chicago. She also spent summers teaching at the Reading and Writing Clinic at Boston University. Cary graduated from Colby College with a BA in psychology and from Boston University with a M.Ed. and CAGS in Reading Education.
Amelia ChaseK2 Teacher
Ms. Chase has served as a K2 educator at Dudley Street School for the past 3 years, and is part of the K1/K2 team this year. Originally from New York, she received her BA from Tufts University, her MS from Wheelock College through the Teach Boston program and now calls Boston home. Ms. Chase is passionate about fostering independence, curiosity and a love for learning in all students.
Saundra Coaxum5th Grade Teacher
Saundra Coaxum is a native of John’s Island, South Carolina. She received her Masters of Education in Middle and Secondary English Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Benedict College. She has taught on both the middle and high school levels. Ms. Coaxum has taught high school in both the Sequoia Union High School District in California and with the Atlanta Public School System. She has been teaching in Boston Public Schools since 2000. While teaching in BPS, she has mentored a number of Boston Teacher Residents, Boston College Graduate Students and pre-practicum students. She has also been a part-time New Teacher Developer. Ms. Coaxum has been an active member of the Instructional Leadership Team at Thomas Edison Middle School for nine years. Ms. Coaxum enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. You can catch her hanging out in the Sweet Carolinas on any extended break. Though Ms. Coaxum has been teaching for a while, her curriculum and pedagogy is continuously evolving.
Tracy Curtin3rd Grade Resident
Tracy Curtin is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 14. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Kenyon College, Tracy moved to Boston to experience a new city and pursue a teaching career. In the 2015-16 school year, Tracy served as a Dudley Promise Corps Member at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School. As a DPC member, Tracy learned the importance of bringing joy into every child’s education. Tracy is thrilled to return to Dudley Street School as a BTR Resident to continue learning how to build a community of confident scholars and leaders in the classroom.
Cecilia Elhaddad4th Grade Resident
Cecilia Elhaddad is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 14. Born and raised in Dartmouth, MA, she came to Boston to attend Simmons College for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. While at Simmons, she co-facilitated a first-year seminar course, volunteered at the local Boston Teachers Union School, and interned with Democracy Matters and the Office of State Senator Chang-Díaz. She believes that education is crucial for the functioning of democracy and cannot wait to begin working to provide a quality education to her students.
Emma Fialka-Feldman2nd Grade Teacher
Emma Fialka-Feldman teaches second grade and was a resident 1st grade teacher at Dudley Street School during its founding year in 2012. She has a deep passion for inclusive education where students with and without disabilities and special needs learn in the same classroom and is proud that Dudley Street School practices inclusion. Emma studied inclusive education at Mount Holyoke College. She has worked and taught in elementary classrooms in Nogales, Arizona, and in Massachusetts in Springfield, Sunderland, and Boston. While not originally from Boston, Emma is now enthusiastic to call Boston “home!”
Ariana Foster3rd Grade ELA
Ms. Foster comes to Dudley Street School after teaching fourth grade for two years at the Edward Everett Elementary School, in Dorchester. Prior to this, she taught third grade in Worcester, Massachusetts. Ms. Foster received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Clark University, where she also completed her Master of Arts in Teaching. Ms. Foster is excited to be a part of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, and to be joining the Dudley Street School community.
Caitlin Fleck5th Grade Math Teacher
Miss Fleck comes to the Dudley Street School after teaching elementary students for the past three years. She received her Master's degree at Clark University in Worcester, MA in 2012. She was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and moved to MA for college, and has not since been able to leave. Caitlin is excited to continue her work bringing joy to learning math with the Dudley Street community.
Steven GilbertK2 and 1st Grade Special Education Teacher
Mr. Gilbert begins his sixth year working for BPS, and is very excited to have the opportunity to teach at Dudley Street School. He is originally from Milwaukee, and moved to Boston 25 years ago. He began his career in teaching as a math interventionist in Hyde Park. He has enjoyed teaching summer school ELA and math for the past five summers. He really looks forward to meeting new students and families this year. When he’s not at school, you might find him on the water trying to catch fish.
Lynne GodfreyDirector of Instructor, Curriculum and Adult Development for Mathematics
Lynne Godfrey oversees professional support for Boston Teacher Residency program participants, graduates, and their colleagues in partner schools. Ms. Godfrey’s classroom at the King Open School on Cambridge is where Bob Moses began his pioneering work that became the Algebra Project. With her students and other teachers, Ms. Godfrey helped develop and taught the Algebra Project Transition Curriculum. She has taught grades two through eight in Cambridge and Boston and has been an adjunct professor at Wheelock College, a senior facilitator with the Algebra Project, the upper school coordinator and math coach at the Young Achievers School, and, most recently, a math coach for the Cambridge Public Schools.
Leslie HamiltonK1-K2 Teaching Assistant
Ms. Hamilton has been teaching in the field of early education for 12 years. She has worked for HeadStart, BPS , Little Sprouts as well as Codman Academy. Leslie has an associate degree in early childhood education and a bachelors in psychology from Lesley University. She is a mother of two boys and loves educating young minds. Leslie is glad to a part of the Dudley Street School family.
Marylynn Harris4th Grade ELA Teacher
Mrs. Harris, formerly known as Ms. Bauzile is the 4th grade literacy teacher. Mrs. Harris is excited to begin her second year with Dudley Street School. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She then went on to pursue a year as an Elementary Resident in the Teach Next Year (TNY) program where she received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is currently a student at Simmons College receiving a Masters in Language and Literacy. Mrs. Harris started her teaching career in BPS as a special education teacher. She also taught for 2 years in Randolph Public schools as a special education teacher for 4th and 5th grade students. Mrs. Harris enjoys spending time with her family and friends, catching up on reality T.V. or reading an exciting novel. She looks forward continuing to grow as a teacher and fostering the love of learning within her students.
Aiyana Hedeen-Garrett2nd Grade Resident
Aiyana Hedeen-Garrett is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 14. Born and raised in the Bay Area, California, Aiyana decided to venture to New York to earn her Bachelor's degree from snowy Syracuse University. At SU, Aiyana was placed in elementary schools all across the Syracuse area, working in both urban and suburban environments. Aiyana started off on the sidelines as a teacher's aide before becoming a full-fledged student-teacher, taking on lesson planning and teaching 25-30 students every day for an entire semester. Aiyana is excited to move to Boston and start the BTR program, where she can learn practices from her new environment and peers while sharing her own experiences.
Jasmine Hill1st Grade Resident
Jasmine Hill is an Elementary Resident in Boston Teacher Residency Cohort 14 from Boston, MA. She recently graduated from Boston College where she received her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in General Education. After graduating BC she completed a year of service through an AmeriCorps program called Dudley Promise Corps. Jasmine is passionate about working with youth in her community and hopes to teach in Boston for years to come.
Chima Ikonne4th-5th Grade Special Education and ELL Teacher
Chima Ikonne graduated from the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) program in 2007 and began his career as a middle school ELA teacher. Having taught 8th grade ELA for 2 years, he transitioned to the high school level, becoming a founding ELA/SPED teacher at the Mary Lyon Pilot High School. During his seven years there, he taught ELA to 9th and 12th graders, AP Language and Composition, and ESL. He also served in the capacity of English department chair, teacher leader, and ILT co-facilitator. The opportunity to teach at the Dudley Street School is one he welcomes with humility, and getting to know his students and their families is something he looks forward to. Mr. Ikonne’s hobbies are running, reading, writing, and dancing.
Akailah Jennings1st Grade Resident
Akailah Jennings is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 14. She grew up in the Bronx and attended college in Philadelphia. In college she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. During her time in college she spent most of her time working in schools in southwest Philadelphia, leading her to develop her passion for education. While she is sad to leave the students, teachers, and staff in Philadelphia she is eager to experience a new city.
Maria KnightTeaching Assistant
Sheena Lee3rd Grade Math Teacher
Sheena Lee is a lifelong learner who is dedicated to the academic and social development of youth. Originally from Long Island, NY, Ms. Lee moved to Boston, MA to attend Northeastern University. Here she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching- Focus on Urban Education and her Bachelor of Arts, in Modern Language with a focus on Spanish. Since graduating, she has served as educator in the Greater Boston area. Additionally, Ms. Lee has collaborated with organizations such as Babson College and Brazelton Touchpoints Center to develop youth entrepreneurship programs for international students and leadership programs for early childhood professionals. Ms. Lee enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking with her dog Spitfire, cooking, gardening and fishing.
Amelia Lopes FordHead Staff Assistant
Ms. Lopes Ford started her work with students as a social worker for the Home for Little Wanderers and later became the Family and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Emerson Elementary School. After graduating from Boston Teacher Residency, she taught special education at the Edwards Middle School and went on to support the operations of BPS Schools and various school programs. She is a graduate of Lesley University and UMass Boston and is fluent in Cape Verdean Creole.
Maria Marroquin2nd Grade Special Education Teacher
Ms. Marroquin comes to Dudley Street School after serving for 3 years as a 2nd grade teacher at the Ellis Mendell A graduate of the Boston Teacher Residency 2013 cohort. She was also a student teacher in a 4th grade SEI classroom and also has experience as a pre-school teacher in the Boston area. She grew up in the Greater Boston area, but is originally from Peru and fluent in Spanish. Ms. Marroquin strives to provide a safe and happy community where students find joy in learning.
James McCrea2nd Grade Resident
James McCrea is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 14. With his wife Sara, a social worker and psychotherapist, he has a 4-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. Born in Belfast, he grew up on a farm in rural Ireland— moving to the US in 1994 at twenty-five. He received his BA in history from University College Dublin and MA in English Literature at Tufts University. It fills him with awe to see children pass through new doors of awareness and understanding, and he loves being a part of that process.
KimVy Nguyen3rd Grade Special Eduation Lead Teacher
Ms. Nguyen graduated from Boston Teacher Residency’s 1st Cohort. Since she graduated, she has taught between grades 2nd - 8th grade. In between her teaching time, she serves on the board of Boston Teachers Union/Boston Public Schools’ Professional Learning Advisory Board and District Capacity Project. Both boards work simultaneously towards labor management collaboration and to create a meaningful and purposeful professional development/learning system for all teachers in Boston Public Schools. Trying to understand and connect teacher policy to her classroom, Ms. Nguyen is a co-facilitator for the American Federation of Teachers/BTU Teacher Leader program, and was part of the TeachPlus Teacher Leader program at the Holland Elementary School. She is very excited to join Dudley Street School School as a 3rd Grade Special Education Teacher Leader.
Marcie OsinskyDirector, Boston Teacher Residency, Elementary
Marcie Osinsky has been a leader in the Boston Teacher Residency for the past 13 years. Prior to that work, she was an elementary classroom teacher and a teacher educator at Wheelock College. This year, she is a member of the school leadership team at Dudley Street School engaged in the development and implementation of the Teaching Academy model. She will work to develop a strong professional learning community at the school, directly supporting the roles of BTR coaches, collaborating teachers and residents. Marcie Osinsky is deeply invested in the preparation of new teachers. She is committed to ensuring resident teachers have the beliefs, skills, and knowledge to positively impact student engagement and achievement, both in their residency year and as future teachers in the Boston Public Schools.
Kemi Oyewole5th Grade Resident
Kemi A. Oyewole is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 14. Raised in Long Beach, California, she completed degrees in economics and mathematics at Spelman College, a historically Black women's college in Atlanta, Georgia. She moved to Massachusetts to begin a PhD in economics at MIT. Recognizing her love for youth and direct service, she left MIT and transitioned into working as a math fellow at a Boston elementary school. Kemi is actively engaged in giving back through her church and sorority alumnae chapter. She is eager join BTR in sharing the beauty of mathematics and the joys of learning with young scholars.
Katie Pirozzolo, MSW, LCSW, graduated from St. John Fisher College with a B.S. in Psychology in 2010 and from Boston College School of Social Work with a Masters in Social Work in 2012. She has worked for Family Service of Greater Boston since September 2012 as the Strong Start Clinician, focusing on early childhood mental health, specifically regarding trauma and social/emotional/behavioral problems. Katie also has experience as an intern counselor at McCormack Middle School in Dorchester and as an intern clinician at the Home for Little Wanderers in the Preschool Outreach Program.
Richard Perkins5th Grade Resident
Richard Perkins, BTR Cohort 14 Elementary, is a practicing artist, an advocate for adults with developmental disabilities, and a father of two children in Boston Public Schools. Originally from Penticton, British Columbia, Richard has obtained degrees from the University of British Columbia (Bachelor of Arts), Concordia University (Bachelor of Fine Arts), and the University of Guelph (Master of Fine Arts). He hopes to bring his passion for art making—which has recently expanded into children’s books, and even a few toys!—to the elementary classroom.
Glen ShermanBTR Instructional Coach, Math
Glen Sherman provides mathematics coursework and instructional coaching for current BTR residents at Dudley Street School and ongoing coaching support to BTR graduates in their first year of elementary teaching in the Boston Public Schools. He began his own education career in BPS, where he spent ten years teaching third and fourth grade in two elementary schools in Fields Corner, served on a variety of instructional and math leadership teams, provided professional development at the school and district levels, and served as a mentor teacher in the BTR. For the last six years, he was a Math Coach in the Cambridge Public Schools, where he worked with both elementary and middle-school teachers to improve instruction and student outcomes. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Lesley University. His work his firmly rooted in the belief that all children have the potential to be powerful mathematical thinkers and problem solvers.
Lilly SiuBTR Instructional Coach, ELA
Lilly Siu is the Elementary Literacy Coach at Dudley Street School as well as the Induction Coach for Cohort 13, transitioning from her previous position as Clinical Teacher Educator for the Boston Teacher Residency. Dr Siu has a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University and a Masters in Education from Teachers College Columbia University. Her research focuses on social emotional learning and student engagement. Dr Siu has trained teachers and conducted research for the Teacher Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and served as the Director of Supervision for New College of California. She began her teaching career in the same public school system which educated her in her native San Francisco, California. She has also taught at the American School in London and has provided extensive professional development throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. During non working hours, Lilly enjoys yoga, travel, and family time with her three children.
Alex SotoCoordinator of School Operations
Sam ZuckertManager of Data Analytics and Strategy
After graduating from Tufts University with a B.S. in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Zuckert spent time working at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach and volunteering at the Paraclete Academy in South Boston before joining the BPE Strategic Data Services team as a Data and Improvement Associate in 2014. Mr. Zuckert is originally from Evanston, Illinois. His favorite movie is There Will Be Blood; his favorite mathematician is Georg Cantor; and his least favorite mathematician is Leopold Kronecker.