Brooke East Boston Team 2019-2020

Ms. Elza Mathieu

Principal

B.A., Simmons College, M.A.T., Simmons College
Elza Mathieu joined Brooke in 2008 as an Associate teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Ms. Mathieu then served as a kindergarten teacher, founding first grade teacher at Brooke Mattapan, dean of students, second grade teacher, and assistant principal. She is currently the principal at Brooke East Boston. Prior to joining Brooke, she taught special education at the New England Center for Children.

Ms. Katherine Brysh

Assistant Principal

B.S., Miami University in Oxford Ohio; M.Ed., Ursuline College
Kat Brysh joined Brooke in 2011, as a founding 1st Grade Teacher, at Brooke Mattapan. Since then, Ms Brysh taught 1st Grade as a founding teacher at the East Boston campus and then returned to Brooke Mattapan in the Assistant Principal role. After three years, she returned to teaching and taught 5th Grade and Kindergarten. Ms. Brysh is currently serving as Assistant Principal at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Brysh taught 1st Grade at Excellence Boys School in Brooklyn and Kindergarten at Lighthouse Academy in Cleveland.

Ms. Heidi Ledbetter

Assistant Principal

B.S., Vanderbilt University, M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Heidi Ledbetter joined Brooke in 2014 as a second grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Since then, Ms. Ledbetter founded the fourth grade team at Brooke East Boston and taught fourth grade for three years. She completed an instructional fellowship during the 2017 - 2018 school year. Ms. Ledbetter is currently serving as the assistant principal for third through fifth grade at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Ledbetter had five years of teaching experience including third grade, special education, and ELL teacher leader at Fulton Elementary in Aurora, Colorado.

Ms. Ali Valle

Dean of Students

B.A., University of Connecticut
Ali Valle joined Brooke in 2018 as the Dean of Students for Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Valle worked in the city of Chelsea and Chelsea Public Schools as a youth and community enagement specialist.

Ms. Jessica Vasquez

Director of Operations

B.A., Regis College
Jessica Vasquez, joined Brooke in 2013, as a front office manager at Brooke Mattapan. Since then, Ms. Vasquez has been the Operation Fellow and Director of Operations at Brooke. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Vasquez worked for ABCD Head Start.

Ms. Elaine Silberstein

School Psychologist

B.S., Loyola University Maryland; M.S., Northeastern University; C.A.G.S., Northeastern University
Elaine Silberstein joined Brooke in 2018, as a School Psychologist in East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Silberstein worked in the Lawrence Public Schools and Arlington Public Schools for two years while completing her master's degree internship.

Ms. Yasmin Santos

School Nurse

BSN, UMass Boston
Yasmin Santos, joined Brooke East Boston in 2018, as school nurse. Before coming to Brooke, Yasmin worked with dialysis patients, worked in home-care and with patients on ventilators at New England Sinai Hospital.

Ms. Amanda Freeland

Kindergarten Teacher

B.A., Boston University; M.Ed, Lesley University
Amanda Freeland joined Brooke in 2012, as a founding Kindergarten teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Freeland taught First Grade in Rhode Island as a Teach For America corps member.

Mr. Corrigan Moore

Kindergarten Teacher

B.A., Emmanuel College
Corrigan Moore joined Brooke in 2016 as a kindergarten associate teacher at Brooke Mattapan. Since then, Mr. Moore has become a classroom teacher at Brooke. He is currently serving as a kindergarten teacher at Brooke East Boston.

Ms. Marianna Spera

Kindergarten Teacher

B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.Ed., Lesley University
Marianna Spera joined Brooke in 2013 as the Kindergarten Associate Teacher at Brooke Mattapan. Since then, Ms. Spera has taught kindergarten at Brooke Mattapan and Brooke East Boston. Ms. Spera is currently serving as a kindergarten teacher at Brooke East Boston.

Ms. Lindsey Williams

Kindergarten Teacher

B.A., University of Vermont
Lindsey Williams joined Brooke in 2017 as a kindergarten teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Lindsey taught multi-age lower elementary in Florida for five years and first grade in Camden, New Jersey for two years.

Ms. Sophie Dennis

First Grade Teacher

B.S., Boston University
Sophie Dennis joined Brooke in 2018, as a Kindergarten Associate Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Ms. Dennis is currently serving as 1st grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Dennis taught English in Khon Kaen, Thailand for a year and a half.

Ms. Rae Rossetti

First Grade Teacher

B.A., Trinity College
Rae Rossetti joined Brooke in 2016, as an Associate Teacher and Maternity Coverage at Brooke East Boston. Since then, Ms. Rossetti has taught first grade for three years. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Rossetti worked at the Trinity College Community Child Care Center as an Assistant Teacher.

Ms. Caroline Scherer

First Grade Teacher

B.A., Tulane University; M.Ed., University of Michigan
Caroline Scherer joined Brooke in 2013 as first grade Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, Ms. Scherer taught first grade at Brooke East Boston for three years before taking some time at home with her son and teaching 2nd grade at the BTU school in Jamaica Plain. She currently serves as a first grade teacher at Brooke East Boston.

Ms. Alexandra Schroll

First Grade Teacher

B.A., Emmanuel College
Alexandra Schroll joined Brooke in 2016 as a third grade Associate Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Since then, Ms. Schroll has worked as a first grade co-teacher and helped found the Brooke East Boston Drama Club. Ms. Schroll is currently serving in her third year as a first grade lead teacher. She also continues her work at Emmanuel College and is currently working on their athletics staff as the head coach of their dance team.

Ms. Caroline Allen

Second Grade Teacher

B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges; M.A.T., Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Caroline Allen joined Brooke in 2015 as a founding fourth grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Mrs. Allen is currently serving as a second grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Mrs. Allen was a Special Education teacher in Fall River, Massachusetts through Teach For America.

Ms. Erin Gill

Second Grade Teacher

B.A., Suffolk University
Erin Gill joined Brooke in 2018 as a third grade Associate Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Since then Ms. Gill has taught kindergarten at the East Boston Campus. Ms. Gill is currently serving as a second grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Gill served as a City Year Corps member for Providence Public Schools.

Ms. Sophia Vallada

Second Grade Teacher

B.A. Geography, McGill University; M.Ed., American College of Education
Sophia Vallada joined Brooke in 2015 as a second grade Associate Teacher at East Boston. Since then, Ms. Vallada has taught first grade for three and half years at Brooke. Ms. Vallada is currently serving as a sceond grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Vallada volunteered at the Latino Student Fund and wrote for The World & I Online for the New World Communications in Washington D.C.

Ms. Kristin Bergstrom

Third Grade Teacher

B.A., Tulane University; Ms.Ed., University of Kansas
Kristin Bergstrom joined Brooke in 2013 as a founding second grade teacher for the Brooke East Boston team. Since then, Ms. Bergstrom taught second grade at Brooke for a total of five years and has moved up to join the third grade team. She was named a Mentor Teacher in 2016, and has served in that capacity in both second and third grade since. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Bergstrom founded KIPP Central City Primary in New Orleans, LA. There she taught kindergarten, first, and third grade over the course of her five years and participated in the KIPP Teacher Leader Program. She is also an alumnus of TeachNOLA, a division of The New Teacher Project (TNTP).

Ms. Alyssa Castellini

Third through Fifth Grade Science Teacher

B.A., University of Canberra; M.A., Northeastern State University; STEM Education Certificate, NASA Endeavor Program
Alyssa Castellini joined Brooke in 2016 as the third through fifth grade science teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Castellini was a third grade teacher at St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School in Vermont, teaching science, social studies, math and ELA.

Ms. Lauren Haist

Third Grade Teacher

B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.Ed., Lesley University
Lauren Haist joined Brooke Roslindale in 2010 as a first grade Associate Teacher. Since then, she has taught 2nd grade in Roslindale and been part of the founding second and third grade teams at Brooke East Boston. Similarly, she helped found the third grade at Brooke East Boston.  She is currently a third grade teacher at Brooke East Boston.

Mr. Avery Margerum

Third Grade Teacher

B.A., Bates College
Avery Margerum joined Brooke in 2018 as a second grade Associate Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Since completing his year as an AT, Mr. Margerum is now serving as a third grade teacher.

Ms. Laura Murphy

Third Grade Teacher

B.S., Syracuse University; M.S., Bay Path University
Laura Murphy joined Brooke in 2013, as a second grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Since then, Ms. Murphy has taught second grade and third grade at East Boston. Ms. Murphy is currently serving as a fourth grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, she was a 2011 TFA Eastern North Carolina corp member.

Ms. Kelli Serbin

Fourth Grade Teacher

B.S., Boston College; M.A., University of South Dakota
Kelli Serbin joined Brooke in 2015 as a Second Grade Teacher in East Boston. After teaching second grade for three years, Ms. Serbin began teaching fourth grade in 2018.Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Serbin taught first and second grade in South Dakota as a Teach For America 2013 Corps Member.

Mr. Marc Laliberte

Fourth Grade Teacher

B.A., University of Vermont
Marc Laliberte joined the Brooke team in 2018 as a fourth grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Maliberte taught third grade science and math in New Haven, Connecticut.

Ms. Ysabel Cueva

Fifth Grade Teacher

B.A., Stonehill College
Ysabel Cueva Rodriguez joined Brooke in 2017 as an Associate Teacher on the Brooke Easton Boston team. Ms. Cueva is currently serving as a fifth grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms..Cueva worked for Generation Teach.

Ms. Carrie Sparkes

Fifth Grade Teacher

B.A. Middlebury College; M.Ed Harvard Graduate School of Education
Carrie Sparkes joined Brooke in 2017, as a 5th grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Sparkes worked at Roxbury Prep Charter School in Boston for four years, her first year as an apprentice, then as the founding fifth grade reading teacher for three years. After getting her masters, Ms. Sparkes taught English as a second language to prek-third grade students in Santiago, Chile for one year.

Ms. Skylar Washburn

Fifth Grade Teacher

B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed, Manhattanville University
Skylar Washburn joined Brooke in 2015, as a fourth grade teacher. Ms. Washburn is currently serving as a fifth grade teacher. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Washburn taught second and fourth grade at Leadership Prep Brownsville, in Brooklyn, New York.

Ms. Katie Belle

Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, Chair

b.A., Trinity College; MA.Ed., Lehman College; MSW, Boston University
Katie Belle joined Brooke in 2012, as a fifth Grade ELA teacher at Brooke Mattapan. Since then, Ms. Belle has taught fifth grade, and now is teaching sixth grade ELA at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Belle worked as a teacher in the Bronx and as a social worker in Boston.

Ms. Amber Cossette

Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A., Syracuse University
Amber Cossette joined the team at Brooke East Boston in 2016 as a sixth grade ELA and Social Studies teacher. Since then, Ms. Cossette has continued to enjoy her position in sixth grade, and she has been both the soccer and cheerleading coach. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Cossette worked as an AmeriCorps tutor at a middle school in Jamaica Plain.

Ms. Kimberly Hinkey

Sixth and Seventh Grade Science Teacher

B.A., George Washington University
Kim Hinkey joined Brooke in 2019 as the sixth and seventh science teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Hinkey worked in Washington, DC as a math and science teacher with Teach for  America, and then moved to Boston to work as a middle school science teacher in Dorchester. Before becoming a teacher, she worked in college admissions at the George Washington University.

Mr. Brendan Kelly

Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

Trinity College

Ms. Jenna Nissan

Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A., Tufts University; M.F.A., University of Maryland, College Park
Jenna Nissan joined Brooke in 2013 as a fifth grade teacher at Brooke East Boston. Since then, Ms. Nissan has also served as a mentor teacher and earned master teacher distinction. Ms. Nissan is currently serving as a sixth grade ELA and Social Studies teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Nissan served as a Teach for America corps member in Hartford, CT, where she taught second and third grade.

Ms. Markie Ruggeri

Sixth Grade Math Teacher

B.A., Ohio State University
Markie Ruggeri joined Brooke in 2017 as a sixth grade math and science teacher. Currently, she teaches sixth grade math. Before joining Brooke, she was a 2013 Teach For America Corps member in South Carolina. She also worked on TFA's national recruitment team.

Ms. Erica Worthington

Sixth and Seventh Grade Math Teacher

B.A., University of Southern California; M.Ed., Arizona State University
Erica Worthington joined Brooke in 2016, as a 6th Grade Math/Science Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Ms. Worthington is currently the 6th/7th Math Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Worthington was a middle school science teacher in Seattle, WA and Phoenix, AZ.

Ms. Kamilla Silva

Seventh Grade Math Teacher

B.A., UMass Amherst
Kamilla Esteves Silva joined Brooke in 2018 as a Middle School Math and Science Associate Teacher in East Boston. Ms. Silva is currently serving as the seventh grade math teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Silva worked at the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School while attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Ms. Allison Smith

Seventh Grade English Language Arts Teacher

B.A., The College of New Jersey; M.Ed. Johns Hopkins University
Allison Smith joined Brooke in 2019, as 7th Grade ELA/Social Studies teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Smith worked as a Middle School Humanities teacher in both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. She is a 2014 Teach For America Corps alumni.

Ms. Alexis Teevens

Seventh Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College; M.Ed., Bay Path University;
Alexis Teevens joined Brooke in 2013 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Since then, Ms. Teevens has taught 7th grade ELA and social studies at Brooke East Boston.

Mr. Christopher Wallace

Seventh Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A., Wayne State University
Christopher Wallace joined Brooke in 2016 as an Middle School ELA/Social Studies Associate Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Mr. Wallace is now a 7th grade ELA/Social Studies teacher at Brooke East Boston and the DIG (Diversity Initiative Group) representative for the East Boston campus. He also is currently enrolled at Northeastern University working towards his Masters of Arts in Teaching.

Ms. Caitlin Allison

Computer Science Teacher

B.A., University of Arkansas; M.A., University of Arkansas
Caitlin Allison joined Brooke in 2019 as a computer science teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Caitlin was a sixth grade math teacher in Rhode Island.

Sra. Jannery Casillas

Spanish Teacher

B.A., UPR-Bayamón Puerto Rico; M.A., UMET-Cupey Puerto Rico
Jannery Casillas joined Brooke in 2014 as a Spanish Teacher. Before coming to Brooke, Sra. Casillas had more than 18 years working as an elementary, special education and PE teacher in Puerto Rico and Boston. She moved to Boston in 2006 and worked as a lead teacher in Jamaica Plain Head Start and Boston Public Schools. Sra. Casillas looks forward to inspiring children to continue to study Spanish throughout their elementary school years and beyond. SPANISH IS THE PASSPORT TO ANOTHER WORLD!

Mr. Luke Ferreira

Physical Education Teacher

B.S., Franklin Pierce University
Luke Ferreira joined Brooke East Boston in 2015 as the founding physical education teacher. Before coming to Brooke Mr. Ferreira was the physical education teacher at St. Brendan's School in Dorchester.

Mr. Keenan Flowers

Music Teacher

B.A., Bethune-Cookman University
Mr. Flowers joins Brooke East Boston as the Music Teacher! As a multi-instrumentalist, Mr. Flowers plans to inspire and nurture scholar's musical growth and instill a lifelong love and understanding of music using a unique combination of in-class teaching, directorial, and playwright experience coupled with four and a half years in music engineering and visual media. Remaining true to his multi-ethnic roots and southern demeanor, he wants everyone he encounters to feel a sense of cultural values, academic appreciation, and readiness to lead our future (scholars) beyond tomorrow.

Ms. Sarah Geary

Movement Arts Teacher

B.S., University of Massachusetts
Sarah Geary joined Brooke in 2012 as the founding Movement Arts Teacher at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Geary had over 12 years experience as a choreographer and dance instructor across Massachusetts.

Ms. Logan O’Rourke

Art Teacher

B.F.A.,The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston ; M.A.T., Tufts University
Logan O'Rourke joined Brooke in 2018 as the art teacher at Brooke East Boston. Since then, Ms. O'Rourke has worked with scholars in grades K-7 on learning how to find their creative voices through the visual arts, and she is also responsible for curating student artwork on the East Boston campus.

Ms. Karen Price

Spanish Teacher

B.A., Regis College; M.S., Wheelock College
Karen Price joined Brooke in 2017, as an Associate Teacher for lower elementary at Brooke Mattapan. Ms. Price is currently serving as a Spanish teacher at Brooke East Boston for kinder to seventh grade. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Price served as a Peace Corps Youth Development Coordinator in Costa Rica for 27 months, while earning her graduate degree from Wheelock College.

Ms. Jeanine Cardoso

Associate Teacher

Ms. Nancy Figueroa

Associate Teacher

B.A., University of Massachusetts Boston
Nancy Figueroa joined Brooke in 2019, as an Associate Teacher for the Student Support team. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Figueroa worked as a Human Resources Coordinator at Cengage Learning.

Mr. Jordan Grace

Associate Teacher

B.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Jordan Grace joined Brooke in 2018, as a Math Associate Teacher at Brooke's Eighth Grade Academy. Since then, Mr. Grace has filled in as an algebra teacher and coached the girls basketball team at the Eighth Grade Academy. Mr. Grace is now a Math Associate Teacher at Brooke East Boston, on the Middle School Team. Before Coming to Brooke, Mr. Grace served as a Paraprofessional at Cambridge Public Schools.

Ms. Jackeline Matos

Associate Teacher

B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Jackeline Matos joined Brooke in 2019 as an Associate Teacher. 

Mr. Dave Nethercote

Associate Teacher

Ms. Johanna Paredes

Associate Teacher

B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Johanna Paredes joined the Brooke East Boston team in 2019 as a 4th grade Associate Teacher. Since then, Ms. Paredes has worked with all grade levels at Brooke. Ms. Paredes is starting the year as a K-2 ELL Coordinator covering a maternity leave. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Paredes worked as a Mental Health Specialist while teaching Latin dance to kids of all ages in Cambridge and Boston.

Ms. Alice Wang

Associate Teacher

B.A., Wellesley College
Alice Wang joined Brooke in 2019 as an Associate Teacher for the 3rd Grade at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Wang studied English and Psychology at Wellesley College, while also working at a daycare on campus and teaching students through various education non-profits.

Ms. Sarah Becker

ELL Coordinator and Director of English Language Learner Program

B.A. and M.Ed., Boston College
Sarah Becker joined Brooke in 2012 as the founding ELL Coordinator at Brooke East Boston. Ms. Becker is currently serving as the Director of ELL Programs for Brooke Charter Schools. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Becker taught first grade for two years at Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton, MA.

Ms. Kaitlyn Ellis

Student Support Manager

B.A., Keene State College, M.Ed., Keene State College
Kaitlyn Ellis joined Brooke in 2014 as a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke Mattapan. During her time at Brooke, Ms. Ellis has worked with scholars in Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades. Ms. Ellis is currently serving as Student Support Manager at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Ellis worked at as a special education teacher in a resource room setting.

Ms. Kristen Pomer

Student Support Coordinator

B.A., Providence College; M.Ed., Lesley University
Kristen Pomer joined Brooke in 2014 as a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke East Boston. She continues in the role as a Student Support Coordinator, supporting students in grades K-3. Before coming to Brooke, Kristen taught third grade reading for one year at Achievement First Charter School in New Haven, CT.

Ms. McClain Powell

ELL Coordinator

B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.ED., Boston University
McClain Powell joined Brooke in 2012, as a First Grade Associate Teacher at Brooke Mattapan. Since then, Ms. Powell has taught First Grade, Second Grade, and been a Second Grade Mentor Teacher. Ms. Powell is currently serving as an ELL Coordinator at Brooke East Boston. Ms. Powell has also taught Kindergarten at Orchard Gardens Pilot School in the Boston Public School System.

Ms. Nicole Reiner

Student Support Coordinator

B.A., University of Maine-Orono, M.A.T., Relay Graduate School of Education; M.Ed., Northeastern University
Nicole Reiner joined Brooke in 2018 as a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Nicole had 5 years of recruiting and fundraising/development experience for various non-profits, and 3 years of experience teaching exceptional learners for KIPP New Orleans Schools.

Ms. Emily Reyes

Student Support Coordinator

B.A. Wagner College
Emily Reyes joined Brooke in 2019 as a 6th and 7th grade Student Support Coordinator on the Brooke East Boston team.

Ms. Alysia Williams

Speech and Language Pathologist

B.A. and B.S., Andrews University; M.S. Columbia University
Alysia Williams joined Brooke in 2018 as a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist at Brooke East Boston. She currently serves students at Brooke East Boston, 8th Grade Academy, and Brooke High School in that role. Prior to coming to Brooke, Ms. Williams provided bilingual speech therapy in outpatient clinic, in-home, and school settings.

Ms. Lauren Stafford

Operations Manager

B.A., Emmanuel College
Lauren Stafford joined Brooke in 2017, as an eighth grade Associate Teacher at Brooke Mattapan. Ms. Stafford then moved to the East Boston campus and is currently serving as the School Culture Coordinator. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Stafford taught third grade in New Orleans at KIPP Charter School.

Ms. Eva LaPaz

Office Manager

B.A., Southern New Hampshire University 
Eva La Paz Joined in 2014, as Summer Intern on the Brooke East Boston operations team. Since then, Ms. La Paz has been an Operations Coordinator at Brooke. Ms. La Paz is currently serving as an Office Manager, on the Brooke East Boston operations team. Before working at Brooke she was a Brooke scholar!

Ms. Alexis Mitchell

Office Assistant

Pending B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Alexis Mitchell joined Brooke in 2013 as an Office Assistant for the Brooke East Boston Operations Team. Before coming to Brooke, she engaged in a series of community service opportunities at Rosie’s Place and other shelters for women in her local area.

Ms. Libia Acosta

School Culture Aide

B.A., Pine Manor College
Libia Acosta joined Brooke in 2017 as a School Culture Aide at Brooke East Boston. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Acosta had a few years of experience working with kids at Willow Path Childcare.

Ms. Anitra Reed

School Culture Aide

Ms. Reed has been apart of the Brooke family for over 6 years. She is a parent at Brooke and is currently serving a dual role as a Bus Monitor and Culture Aide. Ms. Reed works closely with students of all grade levels and also provides support to Main Office staff.
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Ms. Danielle Gallant

Bus Monitor

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Mr. Kenneth Mercado

Bus Monitor

Ms. Jessica Knight Pfaffinger

Occupational Therapist

B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.S., University of New Hampshire
Jessica Knight Pfaffinger joined Brooke in 2012 as the Network Occupational Therapist (OT). Since then she has collaborated to assist students across all grade levels access the general education curriculum. Her primary focus is teaching students how to use fine motor, visual-motor, visual processing and sensory processing strategies to increase their participation in school activities. Prior to joining Brooke, Jessica worked as an inpatient and outpatient OT at several pediatric hospitals where she played an active role on many multidisciplinary teams that supported the development, function and participation of children with various physical and cognitive disabilities.

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