Brooke Roslindale Team 2022-2023

Ms. Meghan Parquette

Principal

B.A., Bates College; M.Ed., Lesley University
Meghan Parquette joined Brooke in 2006 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, Ms. Parquette has taught kindergarten, first grade, fifth grade and middle school math. Ms. Parquette has been the principal at Brooke Roslindale since 2011. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Parquette taught at a school on the north shore of Massachusetts while attending graduate school.

Mr. Ramon Alicea

Director of Operations

B.A., Bates College; M.Ed., University of Massachussetts Boston
Ramon Alicea joined Brooke in 2018 as a fifth grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, he has taught sixth grade literacy and social studies. Mr. Alicea currently serves as Brooke Roslindale's Director of Operations. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Alicea taught fifth grade math, literacy and history in Roxbury Prep Charter Schools for six years and first and second grade in Boston Public Schools for five years.

Ms. Jon’s Cardoso

Assistant Principal

B.A. and M.Ed., Lesley University
Jon's Cardoso joined Brooke in 2004, as a 5th grade Reading teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, Ms. Cardoso has taught 2nd and 3rd grade and has served as a middle school reading specialist at Brooke Roslindale. Ms. Cardoso is currently an assistant principal at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Cardoso taught 2nd grade in the Bronx, NY.

Ms. Lindsey Falanga

Assistant Principal

B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.Ed., Providence College
Lindsey Falanga joined the Brooke Roslindale team in 2012 as a sixth grade ELA and social studies teacher. After teaching sixth grade for two years, Ms. Falanga taught eighth grade ELA and Social Studies. Ms. Falanga is currently serving as an assistant principal at Brooke Roslindale, working with fourth grade, fifth grade, and the middle school ELA department. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Falanga taught high school English in Fall River, MA.

Ms. Sarah Gamble

Assistant Principal

B.A., Connecticut College; M.Ed., Dominican University
Sarah Gamble joined Brooke in 2012 as a kindergarten teacher at Brooke Mattapan. Since then, she has taught kindergarten and second grade at Brooke Roslindale. Ms. Gamble is currently serving as the Assistant Principal for Kindergarten through Third Grade at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Gamble taught preschool in Chicago through Teach for America.

Mr. Nicholson Durand

Assistant Principal Fellow

B.A., Boston College; M.A., Columbia University
Nicholson Durand joined Brooke in July of 2020 as a third grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale, where he is currently serving as an Assistant Principal Fellow. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Durand taught elementary school for three years in Harlem, NY.

Mr. Jorge Martinez

Dean of Students

B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Mr. Martinez returns to Brooke Roslindale for his eleventh year. After serving as just the middle school Dean of Students for several years, he began serving as the Dean of Students for all students, K-8, in 2008. Prior to joining Brooke, Mr. Martinez worked at Cathedral High School and Boston Renaissance Charter School.

Ms. Erica Spino

School Psychologist

B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Fairfield University
Erica Spino joined Brooke in 2022 as the School Psychologist at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Spino completed her Master's and sixth year degrees at Fairfield University.

Ms. Judith Mikel

School Nurse

Quincy College
Jou Jou has been a nurse for almost ten years acquiring her associate's degree from Quincy College. Prior to joining the Brooke Team, Jou Jou worked at Codman Square Health Center for 5 years as a staff nurse in the Family Medicine Department.  Jou Jou loves the Brooke Scholars and is dedicated to giving the children the best care possible!

Ms. Emily Christman

Kindergarten Teacher

B.A., University of Rochester; M.A. Loyola Marymount University
Emily Christman joined Brooke in 2010 as a kindergarten teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Ms. Christman founded Brooke's student newspaper, The Senator. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Christman taught pre-kindergarten as a Teach for America corps member in Los Angeles.

Ms. Lindsay Giammarino

Kindergarten Teacher

B.S., Johnson & Wales University; M. Ed., Roger Williams University
Lindsay Giammarino joined Brooke in 2011, as the 3rd-5th grade science teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, Ms. Giammarino has taught fourth grade and kindergarten at Brooke. Prior to teaching at Brooke Ms. Giammarino taught in the Boston Public School system for six years.

Ms. Katie Ouellette

Kindergarten Teacher

B.S., Northeastern University
Kathleen Ouellette, formerly Miss Duck, came to Brooke in 2006 as a founding elementary school teacher. She taught first grade from 2006-2008. After that she looped with her class and taught second grade from 2009-2011. Mrs. Ouellette has been teaching kindergarten since 2011. Before coming to Brooke, Mrs. Ouellette taught first grade at the Mystic Valley Charter School in Malden. She also served as the K-3 professional development coordinator. She decided that she missed the classroom and left her administration role to come to teach at Brooke.

Mr. Ray Skyer

Kindergarten Teacher

B.A., Skidmore College
Ray Skyer joined Brooke in 2019 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. He is currently a kindergarten teacher.

Ms. Katie Bettenhauser

First Grade Teacher

B.A. and M.A., Providence College
Katherine Grace Bettenhauser joined Brooke in July 2021 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. She now teaches first grade there. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Bettenhauser was a full-time undergraduate student at Providence College and is completing her masters in literacy from Providence College.

Ms. Taelor Milius

First Grade Teacher

B.A., St. Edwards University; M.Ed. Boston University
Taelor Milius joined Brooke in July of 2020, as a first grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Milius spent 6 years founding charter schools across Boston and the country. As a 2013 Teach for America Corps Member, she was a founding teacher for UP Dorchester; in 2015 she was a founding teacher for Excel Charter Schools in East Boston; and in 2018 she was a founding teacher for KIPP Nashville.

Ms. Alice Rajlai

First Grade Teacher

B.A., University of Scranton; M.A., University of Scranton;
Alice Rajlai joined Brooke in 2018 as a first grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Alice worked in New York City for two years teaching second grade.

Ms. Nohely Vargas

First Grade Teacher

B.S., Pine Manor College
Nohely Vargas joined Brooke in 2018 as a 1st Grade Teacher at the Brooke Roslindale Charter School. Before coming to Brooke, she began her teaching career at a turnaround school in Dorchester. She continues to be an active member of her community, Roxbury, as a co-organizer of the annual Love Your Magic Conference for young girls of color.

Mr. Justin Gilbert

Second Grade Teacher

B.S., Eastern University
Justin Gilbert joined Brooke in 2013 and has been teaching second grade for the past seven years. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Gilbert taught for Mastery Charter Schools and Elwyn in Philadelphia, PA.

Ms. Telia Kapteyn

Second Grade Teacher

B.S., New York University; M.A.T. Education, Hunter College; M.Ed., Harvard University
Telia Kapteyn joined Brooke in 2015 as a first grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, Ms. Kapteyn has taught first, second, and third grades. She is currently serving as a second grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, she taught kindergarten for four years in Brooklyn, New York through Teach For America. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia and served as an instructional coach and a kindergarten teacher in the Arkansas Delta.

Mr. Colin Scott

Second Grade Teacher

B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; M.Ed., Lesley University
Mr. Scott was a founding teacher in the elementary school. He joined the Brooke staff in 2006 as the first grade Associate Teacher, and he is now serving as a second grade teacher for the seventh year. Mr. Scott joined the Brooke community after working in a variety of schools in the Boston area.

Ms. C.E. Tomlin

Second Grade Teacher

B.S., Northeastern University
C.E. Tomlin joined Brooke in 2020 as social studies teacher for Brooke's Eighth Grade Academy. She is now serving as a second grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Tomlin had two years of teaching experience as a seventh grade U.S. history teacher at Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone.

Ms. Emily Dixon

Second Grade Teacher

B.A., Wheaton College, M.A., Boston College; M.A., Cambridge College
Emily Dixon joined Brooke in 2012 as a Kindergarten Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, Mrs. Dixon has taught first and second grade, and served as instructional specialist. She is currently teaching second grade. Before coming to Brooke, Mrs. Dixon worked as a consultant for the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative and spent two years as a corps member for City Year Boston.

Ms. Hannah Cashen

Third Grade Teacher

B.A. Cornell University; M.A.T. Relay Graduate School of Education
Hannah Cashen joined Brooke in 2019 as a second grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. She currently serves as a third grade teacher there. Before coming to Brooke, she taught elementary school for three years in Brooklyn, NY (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades).

Ms. Kindred Obas

Third Grade Teacher

B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Harvard Graduate School of Education
Kindred Obas joined Brooke in July of 2020 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. She taught second grade at Brooke Roslindale, and is now teaching third grade there. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Obas taught high school English for the MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program.

Mr. Patrick Smitherman

Third Grade Teacher

B.A. University of Massachusetts Boston
Patrick Smitherman joined Brooke in 2021 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale, and is now teaching third grade there. Before coming to Brooke, Patrick had more than five years of teaching experience at after school and summer programs, including The 3 Point Foundation and The Institute for Pan African Cultural Education (P.A.C.E.).

Ms. Carol Adu-Gyamfi

Fourth Grade Teacher

B.A., Boston College
Carol Adu-Gyamfi joined Brooke in 2020 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. She is now teaching fourth grade at Brooke Roslindale.

Mr. Syrus Mathew

Fourth Grade Teacher

B.S., University of Massachusetts Boston
Syrus Mathew joined Brooke in July of 2020, as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale, where he is now a fourth grade teacher. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Mathew served as a sixth grade math and science Associate Teacher at the Pioneer Charter School.

Ms. Sydney Robbins

Fourth Grade Teacher

B.A., Brown University
Sydney Robbins joined Brooke in July 2020 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. She is now teaching fourth grade at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Robbins worked with elementary and middle school students through multiple mentoring programs and non-profit organizations.

Ms. Sara Burks

Fifth Grade Teacher

B.I.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
Sara Burks joined Brooke in 2022 as a fifth grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Burks taught fourth grade at Walton Elementary School in Prince George, Virginia.

Ms. Faimara Jean-Baptiste

Fifth Grade Teacher

B.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Faimara Jean-Baptiste joined the Brooke Roslindale Team in 2018 as a Third Grade Associate Teacher and is currently serving as a Fifth Grade Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Brooke Prior to Brooke, Ms. Jean-Baptiste taught as a Special Education Teacher. She also served as an AmericaCorps VISTA at Boston Medical Center managing trauma-informed interventions in early elementary classrooms in Roxbury and Dorchester.

Ms. Katelynd Schmidt

Fifth Grade Teacher

B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam; M.A., State University of New York at Geneseo
Kate Schmidt joined Brooke in 2022, as a fifth grade teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Schmidt served five years as a second grade inclusion teacher in Maui. After relocating to the East Coast, she spent a year teaching third grade on the north shore of Massachusetts.

Ms. Sara Scully

Third-Fifth Grade Science Teacher

B.A., Susquehanna University
Sara Scully joined Brooke in July of 2020, as the 3-5 grade science teacher at Brooke Roslindale.  Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Scully worked at Akili Academy of New Orleans for 6 years,  as a 3rd grade homeroom teacher, a 3-4 science teacher, and on the leadership team. Prior to that she wrote STEM Education for The Forum for the Advancement of Minorities in Engineering and was a kindergarten and 1st grade teacher in Philadelphia.

Ms. Cheyenne Aoelua

Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Cheyenne Aoelua joined Brooke in July 2020 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Then taught third grade and is now teaching sixth grade ELA and social studies at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Aoelua served a full year with City Year Providence as a student success coach in a fourth grade classroom.

Ms. Tahirah Gibson

Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.S., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Ms. Gibson graduated from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Finance.  She joined Brooke Roslindale as a fifth grade associate teacher in November 2016.  Ms. Gibson starting doing camp counseling when she lived in Hawaii and while in college was a tutor mentor for high school students in the Upward Bound program.  Prior to coming to Brooke, Ms. Gibson was a specimen processor for Quest Diagnostics.

Ms. Becky Walsh

Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst; M.Ed., Loyola Marymount University
Becky Walsh joined Brooke in July of 2020 as a seventh grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Brooke Roslindale, where she is now teaching sixth grade. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Walsh worked in Harlem for six years as a reading teacher and in California for two years as a sixth and seventh grade English Language Arts teacher. She was also a member of City Year in Boston.

Ms. Desiree Harvey

Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher

B.A., Emory University; M.Ed., Boston College
Desiree Harvey joined Brooke Roslindale in 2016 as an Associate Teacher. Since coming to Brooke she has taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. In 2018 she graduated with her Masters in Education from Boston College.

Ms. Ashaunte Martinez

Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher

B.A., UMass Amherst
Ms. Martinez graduated from UMASS Amherst with a degree in psychology, and a minor in education. Ms. Martinez has worked in a variety of camp settings, from sports camps to math camps, and is excited to a part of the Brooke community.

Ms. Maliya Rodriguez

Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher

B.A., Brown University
Maliya Rodriguez joined Brooke in 2021 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Maliya spent her time in college volunteering and working for organizations such as Generation Teach, Inspiring Minds, and the Sexual Health Advocacy program.

Ms. Kate Borne

Seventh Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A., Hamilton College
Kate joined Brooke in 2007 as a middle school Associate Teacher. She then taught 5th and 6th grade ELA for two years. This will be her ninth year teaching 7th grade ELA at Brooke Roslindale.

Mr. Zachary Boutin

Seventh Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies

B.A., Northeastern University; M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston
Zachary Boutin joined Brooke in 2022 as a seventh grade English Language Arts and social studies teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Boutin served as a seventh grade social studies teacher in Revere Public Schools. Prior to that, Mr. Boutin taught social studies or English in schools in the Greater Boston area.

Ms. Leah Tribbett

Seventh Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.S. Ed., West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Leah Tribbett joined Brooke in 2016 as an Associate Teacher on Roslindale's sixth grade team. Since then, Ms. Tribbett has taught ELA and Social Studies on Roslindale's seventh grade team. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Tribbett taught in West Philly and worked with Generation Teach, an educational nonprofit organization based in Denver.

Ms. Tara Chalifour

Seventh Grade Math and Science Teacher

B.A., Colby College
Tara Chalifour joined Brooke in 2017 as a 7th and 8th grade math teacher. Ms. Chalifour is currently serving as a 7th grade math and science teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Chalifour was a Dean of Curriculum and Instruction and a 5th grade math teacher at Roxbury Prep and was a 6th grade math teacher at Match Charter School.

Mr. Paul Friedmann

Seventh Grade Math and Science Teacher

B.A., Williams College; M.A.T., Simmons College
Paul Friedmann joined Brooke in 2007 as a 7th Grade Math Teacher. Mr. Friedmann is currently serving as a 7th Grade Math and Science Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Friedmann served as a Math Teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School, a Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools, and a fundraiser at the University of Chicago.

Ms. Abhi Renikuntla

Seventh Grade Math and Student Support Teacher

B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst; M.A., Boston University
Abhi Renikuntla joined Brooke in 2022, as a 7th Grade Math Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Renikuntla was a 6th grade teacher at Lyceum Prep in Springfield teaching mathematics.

Ms. Adrienne Watkins

Seventh Grade Math and Science Teacher

M.Ed., Columbia University Teachers College; M.Ed., University of Missouri- St. Louis; B.A., The George Washington University
Adrienne Watkins joined Brooke in 2018 as a 7th grade math and science teacher in Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Watkins spent 6 years living and working in St. Louis as a math teacher and school leader. Ms. Watkins is originally from Boston, and is excited to be back home teaching such an amazing group of students and working closely with their families.

Mr. Kyle Arkeilpane

Eighth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A., University of Cincinnati
Kyle Arkeilpane joined Brooke in the summer of 2019 as a Seventh Grade ELA and Social Studies Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Mr. Arkeilpane is currently teaching ELA and social students to Brooke Roslindale eighth graders. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Arkeilpane taught the Humanities in North Carolina as well as internationally in South Korea and Ecuador

Ms. Audrey Koble

Eighth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A. and M.Ed., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Audrey Koble joined Brooke in 2019, as a Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher at Brooke Roslindale, where she is currently teaching eighth grade. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Koble was a high school English teacher in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mr. Jeremiah Laing

Eighth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

B.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Jeremiah Laing joined Brooke in July of 2020 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. He also taught English Language Arts at Brooke's Eighth Grade Academy. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Laing studied English with a focus in writing, rhetoric, and communication at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Ms. Jill Bernstein

Eighth Grade Math Teacher

B.A., University of Virginia; M.A.T., University of Virginia
Jill Bernstein joined Brooke in 2015 as a middle school math and science Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, Ms. Bernstein taught 6th grade for one year. She currently teaches eighth grade math and science.

Ms. Dianne Lam

Eighth Grade Math Teacher

B.S., Harris-Stowe State University
Dianne Lam joined Brooke in 2021 as math teacher at Brooke's Eighth Grade Academy. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Lam taught two years in Saint Louis, MO at Ritenour High School as a math and leadership teacher.

Ms. Tanisha Thompson

Eighth Grade Science Teacher

B.A., University of South Carolina Columbia
Tanisha Thompson joined Brooke in 2021 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Thompson served with City Year AmeriCorps in Miami-Dade County.

Ms. Jaclyn Bryson

Student Support Coordinator

B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.Ed., Francis Marion University
Jaclyn Bryson joined Brooke in July of 2020 as a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke's Eighth Grade Academy. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Bryson was a Teach for America corps member where she served as a special educator in South Carolina for five years. Ms. Bryson is currently a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke Roslindale.

Mr. Nathan Carter

Student Support Coordinator

B.A., The University of Nevada Las Vegas
Nathan Carter joined Brooke in 2021 as a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Carter spent the last six years teaching K-12 special education for the Clark County School District.

Ms. Jessica Geiger

Student Support Coordinator

B.S., University of Delaware; M.Ed, Boston University
Jessica Geiger joined Brooke in 2021 as a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Geiger was a Teach For America corps member and taught second grade for three years in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Ms. Allison McNamara

Student Support Coordinator

B.A. and M.Ed., University of Virginia
Ali McNamara joined Brooke in 2018, as a student support coordinator for the middle school at Brooke Roslindale. Ms. McNamara is currently serving as the student support coordinator for grades four through six at Brooke Roslindale.

Mr. Daniel Bennette

Multilingual Learner Coordinator

B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Daniel Bennette joined Brooke in 2022 as an Multilingual Learner Coordinator at the Roslindale campus. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Bennette taught English for more than 12 years across the Middle East, and Boston. He worked at the National Institute of Technology in Saudi Arabia, helping to give at-risk Saudi youth a better future.

Mr. Terrell Oliver

Multilingual Learner Teacher

B.A., Delaware State University; M.A., University of Delaware
Terrell Oliver joined Brooke in 2022 as an Multilingual Learner Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Oliver taught English to K-8 students in South Korea.

Ms. Ariana Rodriguez

Response to Intervention Coordinator

B.A., Bryn Mawr College
Ariana Rodriguez joined Brooke in 2019, as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Since then, she taught third grade there and she is currently the school's Response to Intervention Coordinator. Before coming to Brooke, Mrs. Rodriguez taught ELL at Pine Manor College in Newton, MA, and also taught ELL in Philadelphia, Argentina, and Ghana.

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.

Ms. Christie Valine

Speech and Language Pathologist

B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., Sacred Heart University
Christie Valine joined Brooke in 2019, as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Christie worked in a pediatric private practice where she provided speech-language therapy to children in early intervention programs, schools, and clinical settings.
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Ms. Keena Moro

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Keena Moro joined Brooke in 2019 as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Moro worked in a variety of school, community, and home settings as a Behavior Specialist. She is also an adjunct professor at Cairn University.

Mr. Brian Carey

Music Teacher

B.A., Florida State University; M.M., Florida State University
Brian Carey joined Brooke in 2007 as the founding Music Teacher for Brooke Roslindale. Mr. Carey currently teaches music to grades K-7 and directs The Brooke Steel Band as well as the Brooke Zimbabwean Marimba Ensemble. Mr. Carey has over 25 years experience as a music educator and performer and has previously worked for The San Francisco Ballet, The Urban Bush Women Summer Dance Institute, Performing Arts Workshop, San Francisco Community Music Center, and The Oakland Youth Chorus.

Mr. Schmidt Demas

Art Teacher

B.A., Andrews University
After serving as an associate teacher starting in 2018, Mr. Demas is now a lead role serving as the art teacher at Brooke Roslindale. With a background in portrait and event photography, Mr. Demas is eager to teach, learn, create and most importantly grow with his students.

Ms. Kaitlyn Edwards

Dance Teacher

B.S., Bridgewater State University
Kaitlyn Edwards joined Brooke in 2012 as the Dance Teacher on the Brooke Roslindale co-curricular team. Before coming to Brooke, Kaitlyn worked at various studios and for the Mansfield Arts and Education Center, teaching dance/ Zumba to both students and adults as well as leading the after school/ summer camp programs.

Ms. Neusa Ribeiro

Physical Education Teacher

B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ms. Ribeiro returns to the Brooke Roslindale staff for her fourth year after having taught physical education for six years at the Fort River School in Amherst, MA. During that time, she also served as the soccer coach at Amherst Regional High School.

Ms. Jakelin Bonilla

Associate Teacher

B.S., Suffolk University
Jakelin Bonilla joined Brooke in July 2022 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Bonilla was a Direct Therapist at May Institute.

Ms. Eve Elizondo

Associate Teacher

B.A., Williams College
Eve Elizondo joined Brooke in July 2022 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Elizondo attended Williams College where she worked as a teaching assistant and tutored at the writing center.

Ms. Atiyah Muhammad

Associate Teacher

B.A., University of Massachusetts Boston
Atiyah Muhammad joined Brooke in 2022 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before Brooke, Ms. Muhammad was a homeschool teacher for 2 years following her graduation from UMass Boston in 2021. While at UMass Boston she completed 400+ hours in underserved community schools and head start locations as a AmeriCorps (Jumpstart) member, closing the language and literacy gaps, while tutoring and preparing students for Kindergarten.

Mr. Taylor Nardone

Associate Teacher

B.A., Boston College
Taylor Nardone joined Brooke in 2022 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Mr. Nardone completed a year of national service with City Year Corps.

Ms. Adriana Stoyanovich

Associate Teacher

B.A., Skidmore College
Adriana Stoyanovich joined Brooke in 2022 as an Associate Teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Prior to joining Brooke, she attended Skidmore College where she earned a B.A. in American Studies.

Ms. Sabrina Valdez

Associate Teacher

B.A., University of California Irvine
Sabrina Valdez joined Brooke in 2022 as an associate teacher at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Valdez attended the University of California, Irvine. She also worked in an education research lab at UCI that studies play-based learning in grades 3rd-6th.

Mr. Andys González

School Operations Coordinator

B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Andys Gonzalez joined Brooke in 2021 as a School Culture Aide at Brooke Roslindale. Mr. Gonzalez is currently serving as the School Operations Coordinator at Brooke Roslindale. Before working at Brooke, Mr. Gonzalez was a host and floor manager at a restaurant in Back Bay. Mr. Gonzalez graduated from Brooke Roslindale in 2013!

Ms. Lora Cinar

Office Coordinator

Middlesex Community College
Lora Cinar joined Brooke in 2012 as the Office Manager at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Cinar had more than 9 years of management experience handling a wide range of administrative tasks.

Ms. Janique Jean

School Operations Manager

Janique Jean joined Brooke in 2021 as a paraprofessional at Brooke Roslindale. She is currently serving as the school's Operations Manager.

Ms. Maria Alvarado

Facilities Staff Member

Maria Alvarado joined Brooke in 2011. She is currently a member of the facilities team at Brooke Roslindale.

Mr. Chuck Peters

Facilities Manager

Tewksbury High School
Mr. Peters joined the Brooke staff in 2005 as the building manager, supporting the building’s expansion into a full middle school and then the addition of the elementary school. Prior to coming to Brooke, Mr. Peters worked at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton as its building manager and for the Wingate nursing homes.

Ms. Iris Rojas-Lopez

School Culture Aide

Iris Rojas-Lopez joined Brooke in 2022 as a Culture Aide at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Rojas-Lopez was working for City Fresh Food for 7 years.
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Ms. Alisyn Smith

School Culture Aide

B.A., Ashford University
Alie Smith joined Brooke in 2020 as a Bus Monitor at Brooke Roslindale. Ms. Smith is currently serving as a Culture Aide there.
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Ms. Ingrid Torres

School Culture Aide

Ingrid Torres joined Brooke in 2022 as a Culture Aide at Brooke Roslindale. Before coming to Brooke, Ms. Torres worked at a bank for 20 years.

Ms. Shamika Sanders

Paraprofessional

Shamika Sanders joined Brooke in 2022 as a Paraprofessional at Brooke Roslindale.

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