Senior Leadership

Clara Arroyo
Chief Financial Officer
Pam Bailey
Director of Community and Family Engagement
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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 Harris
Director of Talent
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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 Heckstall
Principal, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
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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 Liu
Chief Improvement Officer
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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 Marcano
Principal, Dearborn STEM Academy
Jesse Solomon
Executive Director
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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 Winklosky
Chief Advancement Officer
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As Chief Advancement Officer, Melanie Winklosky is responsible for public and private fundraising and communications for BPE and its two schools. Before joining BPE, she was the Vice President of Development and Operations at Mass Insight Education. Melanie also spent 13 years at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in roles including the Chief of Staff to Commissioner David Driscoll. She holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Vincent College and an MA in Human Development from Boston College. She is the proud mother of a college and a high school student.

BPE Team

Nazar Alexander
Data & Improvement Manager
Ranya Brooks
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Joe Byrne
Development Manager
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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 Davis
Monique Davis
Director of Alumni Relations & Placement
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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 Fuller
Director of External Relations
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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

Kristina Gonzalez
Operations Manager
Connie Jacquays
Sheri Kivekas
Office Manager
Bill Madden-Fuoco
Director, Boston Teacher Residency, Secondary Grades
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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.

Marcie Osinsky
Marcie Osinsky
Director of Elementary Residency
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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 Pan
Staff Accountant
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Yaochen graduated from Suffolk University with Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation. She grew up in China and joined BPE since late 2018. In her spare time, Yaochen loves to watch documentaries.

Andrea Reynolds
Talent Manager
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Andrea is a talent professional with experience managing recruitment and selection processes for various organizations. She has worked in the pharmaceutical research industry as well as in law, and holds a BA from Connecticut College. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her Corgi, Fred.

Ivelisse Santos-Rodriguez
Instructional Coach for Science
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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.

Jason Wheeler
Dudley Promise Corps Program Director
Glen Sherman
Glen Sherman
BTR Elementary Math Coach
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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 Shi
Grace Shi
Senior Accountant
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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 Siu
Director of Learning and Teaching, Elementary ELA
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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.

Chelsea Voake
Pathways Curriculum Director & AmeriCorps Program Director
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Chelsea Voake leads curriculum development for the Dearborn STEM Academy's pathways, and she manages the AmeriCorps grant for the Boston Teacher Residency and Dudley Promise Corps. Chelsea has served in a number of roles at BPE including the Secondary ELA Instructional Coach for BTR, the School Design Facilitator for DSA, and the Director of Strategic Initiatives for DSA. 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.

Helene Mitchell-Levy
Advancement Associate
Syndie Pierre
Talent Associate
Brianna Wilson
Brianna Wilson
Continuous Improvement Coach
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Brianna draws on insights from research and the practical knowledge, expertise, and innovations of teachers to run continuous improvement projects with BPE teams and BTR grads. Brianna graduated from the Boston Teacher Residency in 2011 (Cohort 8) and Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2016 (Ed.M. Mind, Brain, and Education). She previously taught high school Humanities and ESL in BPS inclusion classrooms, and continues to support equitable, joyful, deeper learning for students through new designs for teacher learning.