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.
Nakysha AllenK1 Teacher
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.
Ana ArroyoK2 Teacher
Adrian BarbosaCommunity Field Coordinator
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.
Naomi BonesK2 Teaching Assistant
Michelle Brown3rd Grade Teacher
Sam CampbellDean of Students
Saundra Coaxum5th Grade ELA 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.
Janet ColonOffice Manager
Elizabeth Dembrow1st Grade Teacher
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!”
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.
Julia Goodman2nd Grade Teacher
Leslie HamiltonK1 Teacher
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.
Janice HanrahanSpecial Education Coordinator
Caitlin Harnois1st Grade Teacher
Reemah Hashem4th Grade Math
Sonya JamesScience Teacher
Lucy KeeneySpecial Education/ELL Teacher
Maria KnightK1 Teaching Assistant
Caitlin LawrenceK2 Teacher
Monique LevySpecial Education Teacher
Emily Litchfield4th & 5th Grade Special Education & ELL Teacher
Maria MarroquinLiteracy Specialist - Wilson Certified
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.
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.
Lauren Picariello4th Grade Teacher, Literacy
Glen ShermanBoston Teacher Residency 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 SiuBoston Teacher Residency 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
Rachel Wolfman3rd Grade Teacher
Maralene ZwarichPhysical Education
BTR at Dudley Street School
Jasmine BlakemoreBTR Resident
Jasmine Blakemore is an Elementary School Resident in BTR Cohort 17. Born and raised in Houston, Texas — she has moved to Boston, MA to teach and grow in the community that her mother once called home. Jasmine attended the University at Mercer in Macon, GA where she played basketball and earned a B.A. in Global Health. Following college, she ventured off to Shanghai, where she began to teach English and developed a love for the profession. Jasmine is excited to see what this coming year has in store.
Thomas ChuBTR Resident
Tom Chu is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 17. They grew up in Newton, MA and lived in New Haven, CT for the last four years while studying Political Science and Education at Yale University. There, Tom was active in climate justice organizing and got exposed to conversations about the intersections of activism, healing, and a liberating education. This is what makes Tom excited to work in BPS! When they're not at school, you can catch Tom playing ultimate frisbee, cooking Chinese food, meditating, and hanging out with their little sister, Mia.
Alex DeMarisBTR Resident
Alex DeMaris is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 17. He grew up in the rural town of Alpine, Oregon and moved to Boston to finish his journey in becoming a teacher. Alex earned a BS in Human Development and Family Science from Oregon State University. He has held a variety of positions in the workforce from a sous chef, wildland firefighter, to a machinist but being an educator has always been the end goal. He has a great passion for being a mentor to the youth and hopes to coach middle school basketball. Some of his hobbies include spoiling his dogs, playing basketball, doing anything that involves the outdoors, and cooking. Alex is thrilled to be a part of BTR and begin his lifelong career of teaching in Boston.
Madeleine GroverBTR Resident
Maddie Grover is an Elementary Education Resident in BTR Cohort 17. She grew up in Boston, and attended Wheelock College where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree. After graduating, she worked with children and families in Boston's South End community in after school programming and summer camp. While working with students in the after school program, Maddie began to see how academic progress was linked to social and emotional growth. There she realized she wants to be in the classroom, supporting student learning and their personal growth. Maddie is looking forward to learning how to be the best educator she can be!
Evody MarcelinBTR Resident
Evody Marcelin is an Elementary teacher in BTR Cohort 17. He grew up in Haiti where he received a degree in Agriculture. Evody coached girls and boys volleyball in Haiti where he developed relationships with the teenagers. Evody came to the US twelve years ago. He has lived in Boston since coming to the US where he earned a BA in Multidisciplinary Studies from Cambridge College. Evody has worked for BPS as a paraprofessional for the last 4 years. Evody was part of ACT Cohort 1. During that time, Evody began to feel a real passion for working with inner students kids especially in the area of Mathematics. He was the boys' soccer coach (Scores) and has coached boys volleyball teams and mentored many of the younger boys. His goal is to convey his love of Mathematics to both boys and girls and help them see their abilities.
Solanyel PerezBTR Resident
Solanyel Perez is a Resident of the Elementary Education BTR Cohort 17. The majority of her grade school education was completed through the Boston Public Schools system. She attended Curry College and graduated with a BA in Integrated Liberal Studies and a minor in Education. Solanyel worked as an Academic Peer Advisor at Curry and built her classroom experiences through various student teaching practicums. There she also became the first secretary of the Latino Student Union. Through these experiences she quickly learned that she wanted to continue pursuing a career in education, where she will be able to provide students with support for their academic achievement. Solanyel is thrilled to continue growing as an educator!
Aysia RodriguezBTR Resident
Aysia Rodriguez is an Elementary Resident in BTR Cohort 17. She grew up in San Diego, CA and moved to Boston in 2012 to pursue a degree in Electric Bass and Music Business at Berklee College of Music. While finishing her degree, she coordinated the Boston Cares Youth & Family Volunteer program as an AmeriCorps VISTA and served as a City Year Boston corps member. Following her AmeriCorps service, she joined Boston Partners in Education as a Partnerships Manager. There, she advocated for inclusive practices across the organization, which culminated in a Common Language guide that aimed to give staff, mentors, and board members a shared understanding of the students and communities served by BPS. She is excited to return to the classroom, bringing with her an impassioned belief in our students’ ability to thrive when supported by their community.