Clara ArroyoChief Financial Officer
Pam BaileyDirector of Community and Family Engagement
Ms. Bailey has been on a professional and personal mission of nurturing healthy family relationships for 30 years. As a Social Workers, she has held school and District based positions as a; Family & Community Engagement Coordinator, Manager of Coordinated Services and School Support Team Liaison. In addition, she has facilitated hundreds of parent/professional parent/child development workshops for Families First Parenting Programs in Watertown, Mass. Ms. Bailey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a specialization in counseling, from Lesley University. She received her Master of Social Work degree with a certificate in Organizational Leader from Wheelock College. Ms. Bailey is the proud mother of three young adult sons.
Is part of the Boston Plan for Excellence Senior Leadership Team, as the Director of Community & Family Engagement. Her role is to work with School & Program Leaders to develop & nuture partnerships with families, community organizations.
Emily HarrisDirector of Talent
Emily is the Director of Talent, providing strategic direction in the areas of recruitment and selection for the talent pipelines across BPE—the teacher residency, Promise Corps, teaching academy schools, and central staff. Prior to joining BPE, she worked for Young Voices, a RI non-profit organization working to transform youth into powerful advocates who partner with major state leaders to create systemic reform and policy change. Emily holds a BA in English from Juniata College and a MA in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. When not working, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends (including a growing number of nieces and nephews!), reading, running while listening to podcasts, learning and unlearning.
Elijah HeckstallPrincipal, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
A lifelong learner, Mr. Heckstall hails from Middletown, Conn. and attended Trinity College in Hartford, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Neuroscience. While completing his Master of Education from Lesley University, Mr. Heckstall became a Teach For America corps member and worked as a science and special education teacher at what is now the Dearborn STEM Academy. Mr. Heckstall remained working in schools as a teacher, a Dean of Students and finally his most recent school-based role as Co-Principal of the 9th Grade Academy of Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Mass.
Edward LiuChief Improvement Officer
As Chief Improvement Officer, Ed Liu oversees research and data across BPE's programs and schools. Before joining BPE, Dr. Liu was Assistant Professor of Educational Administration at Rutgers University, and he began his career as a high school history teacher and as founding co-director of Summerbridge Portland (a Breakthrough program). Dr. Liu holds an EdD from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he was an original member of the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers and co-authored "Finders and Keepers: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive in Our Schools" (AACTE Outstanding Book of 2005). He also holds an MBA and AM in Education from Stanford University, and a BA in History from Yale.
Darlene MarcanoPrincipal, Dearborn STEM Academy
Jesse SolomonExecutive Director
Jesse Solomon founded the Boston Teacher Residency program in 2003, Previously, he taught middle and high school math for 10 years — at the King Open School in Cambridge, Brighton High School, and City on a Hill Public Charter School. He was a founding faculty member, lead teacher, and a member of the board of directors at City on a Hill, where he began and directed the Teachers' Institute, a school-based teacher preparation program. Mr. Solomon has been an instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a National Board-certified teacher. He holds a BS in Mathematics from MIT and an MEd from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The Barr Foundation named Mr. Solomon a Barr Foundation Fellow in 2009 for his leadership, and he is also a Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellow. He serves on the Board of Directors for Cambridge College, and is a member of Deans for Impact. Contact: jsolomon at bpe dot org
Melanie WinkloskyChief Advancement Officer
Melanie Winklosky joined BPE in 2012 as the Chief Advancement Officer, leading BPE's team responsible for public and private fundraising and communications. Melanie has been working in public education for nearly 30 years and has raised more than $50 million to support students, educators, and programs. Before joining BPE, she was the Vice President of Development and Operations at Mass Insight Education, and spent 13 years at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Vincent College and an MA in Human Development from Boston College. Melanie is the proud mother of a high school student and a college student, and writes fiction in her spare time.
Nazar AlexanderData & Improvement Manager
Tania BaezPathways Work-Based Learning Manager
Tania Baez, Dearborn STEM Academy's new Work Based Learning Manager brings 7 years of experience working with youth in student support roles. As the Work Based Learning Manager, Tania brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and experience cultivating internship partnerships and laying the foundation not only for schools but also businesses to create internship programs designed for high school students. Tania holds a Bachelors Degree in World Languages and Culture and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Higher Education in Student Affairs.
Tasheena BurnettInduction Coach
Joe ByrneDevelopment Manager
Born and raised in Middlesex County, Joe began his career in nonprofit development working to help grow a consulting firm in Washington, D.C.; first as an intern, while still an undergraduate, and ultimately as lead writer managing staff teams and client relationships. Since then, he has worked for seven years to raise money through grants and major gifts for the social sector. His interest in advancing equity in education has led him to support missions in higher education, adult literacy, and public education, and he is proud to join the BPE Advancement team to grow revenue from foundations, corporations, and individuals. Mr. Byrne holds a BA from Skidmore College and a CFRE designation as a fundraising professional.
Monique DavisDirector of Alumni Relations & Placement
Monique Davis served as a recruiter for the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) since the organization’s inception in 2003, recruiting talent on a local and national level and building relationships and cultivating partnerships. She currently oversees placement of BTR graduates in Boston schools and coordinates a network of over 250 alumni. Previously, Ms. Davis worked as an employment manager at the Home for Little Wanderers, a Boston-based non-profit human services organization. She has also worked for the Vinfen Corporation and the Boston Stock Exchange. Ms. Davis earned a BA in Finance and Accounting from Northeastern University and an Executive MBA from Dartmouth College in Minority Business.
Mardi FullerDirector of External Relations
Mardi is a marketing professional with 17 (ish) years of experience scaling programs and products, and telling an organization's story. She has worked in the sports industry as well as in technology, and holds a BA from Amherst College. Find her in the backcountry on the weekends, especially in New Hampshire's White Mountains. She also writes about racial equity and access in outdoor culture. Media inquiries, contact mfuller at bpe dot org
Connie JacquaysInduction Coach, Elementary Literacy
Sheri KivekasOffice Manager
Bill Madden-FuocoDirector, Boston Teacher Residency, Secondary Grades
Bill Madden-Fuoco leads the team of coaches responsible for the teacher preparation program at the Dearborn STEM Academy. Since graduating BTR in 2007, Bill spent a combined ten years in BPS teaching Humanities and serving as BTR's Secondary ELA Instructional Coach. Prior to his career in BPS, Bill earned an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked for five years as the Research and Communications Coordinator for the Anti-Defamation League's Education Division. A passion for equitable educational opportunity and a desire to be part of a team that delivers high-quality education to students in an open-admissions BPS school drives his work, and he draws crucial inspiration from the works of Toni Morrison, Joe Strummer, James Baldwin, Tracy K. Smith, Bruce Springsteen, and the privilege of working with BPS students, families, and staff.
Helene Mitchell-LevyAdvancement Associate
Marcie OsinskyDirector of Elementary Residency
Marcie Osinsky has overseen BTR’s teacher preparation curriculum since 2003. With her BTR colleagues, she continues to innovate and improve the residency experience, blurring the boundaries between course and field work, keeping BPS students’ achievement at the center of residents’ teaching, and building collaborative communities to engage teachers in ongoing learning and development. Marcie began her education career teaching the first and second grades in the Cambridge Public Schools. Her experiences there led her to explore how partnerships with community and educational institutions can support teacher preparation, student achievement and the role of teacher leadership in urban schools. She then became a liaison between Wheelock College and the Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School in the Boston Public Schools, working with college faculty and public school educators to design a year-long internship program focusing on mathematics and equity. Ms. Osinsky holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Education from Lesley University.
Yaochen PanStaff Accountant
I graduated from Suffolk University with Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation. I grew up in China and joined BPE since late 2018. In my spare time, I like watching soccer games, i.e. (FIFA World Cup, Euro Cup) and Olympics as well. Going crabbing during the summer and recently started reading full series of Harry Potter in original English version.
Syndie PierreTalent Associate
Chris PlummerHuman Resources Manager
Chris joined BPE as Human Resources Manager in 2021. Prior to that he worked at City Year Boston for 18 years where he had a number of roles including his last nine years building and overseeing HR at the site. Chris is passionate about the education and non-profit space and is excited to be a part of a mission-driven organization. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in Human Resources and Leadership from Northeastern University.
Andrea ReynoldsTalent Manager
Andrea is a talent professional with experience managing recruitment and selection processes for various organizations. She has worked in the finance, pharmaceutical research and legal fields previously, and holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her Corgi, Fred.
Ivelisse Santos-RodriguezInstructional Coach for Science
Ivelisse is a BTR graduate (Cohort 2), who has taught high school science in Boston for the last 12 years, most recently at the Muniz Academy, a two-way bilingual high school. She has served as a BTR mentor, and directed a summer program for aspiring teachers of color for the last three years.
Glen ShermanBTR Elementary Math Coach
Glen Sherman provides mathematics coursework and instructional coaching for current BTR residents at DSNCS 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.
Grace ShiSenior Accountant
Grace joined the financial department in August 2016. She graduated from Wuhan University of Technology with a bachelors in accounting, and worked five years as an accountant in China. Grace also holds an associate degree in accounting in the US and is pursuing a degree in taxation. She is so glad to be part of BPE. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, traveling, and hanging out with friends.
Lilly SiuDirector of Learning and Teaching, Elementary ELA
Lilly Siu, Ed.D, oversees ELA curricular decisions, professional development, and instructional coaching at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (DSNCS), and serves as the Language and Literacy methods instructor for the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR). Dr Siu holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an Ed.D from Harvard University. Her research interests include student engagement, social and emotional education, and critical theory and pedagogy. Dr Siu is a mother of three, a daughter of immigrants, and a native of San Francisco, California.
Jason WheelerDudley Promise Corps Program Director
Jason Wheeler serves as the Director of AmeriCorps and Dudley Promise Corps. His experience was catalyzed by his extensive involvement in a variety of national and community-based programs working on systemic issues at the root of social injustice. Jasonâ€™s work is intentionally positioned at the intersection of some of our countries most urgent human rights, education and equity issues. Jason has worked locally and nationally on issues related to the inclusion of traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities; including people with disabilities, individuals from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth.
Chelsea VoakePathways Curriculum Director & AmeriCorps Program Director
Chelsea Voake leads curriculum development for the Dearborn STEM Academy's pathways. Prior to joining BPE, Chelsea worked at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Cambridge where she built Prospect Hill's teacher training program and facilitated the school's design and adoption of an instructional vision grounded in restorative practices. Chelsea earned her BA in geography and environmental studies at Dartmouth College, her MAT in secondary history instruction at Brown University, and her EdM in school leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Outside of education, Chelsea's primary passions are playing outside and eating ice cream.