Chantei Alves is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Chantei teaches K1 inclusion at Young Achievers K-8 Science and Math Pilot School in Mattapan, MA, where she is also the K0-K1 team leader, K0-K1 instructional leadership team representative, and Lighthouse (social emotional and school culture) team member. Chantei is a member of the Boston Network of Black Student Achievement (BNBSA), a BNBSA SpEd Committee member, and an educator on The Teacher Collaborative Educator Council. Chantei graduated from Atlantic Union College with a BA in Pre-Med Biology and Chemistry minor and received her MEd in Education from Northeastern University.
April Brunelle is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. April is a 6th grade school counselor at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She participated in the 2017-2018 Boston Teachers Union Inquiry Project, developing work in the student-led conference and co-led a Girls Who Code club after school at the middle school level. Previously, April was an 8th grade school counselor at TechBoston Academy, and a counselor for grades 6-8 at Morton Middle School in Fall River, MA. In Fall River, April was a field hockey coach, a track & field coach, and served on the district Code of Conduct Committee, in an effort to reduce suspensions and work towards the development of social emotional interventions. April graduated from Assumption College with a BA in Psychology and received an MEd in School Counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Nick Fernauld is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Nick is a 7th and 8th grade English as a second language teacher at McDevitt Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is a member of his school's Language Acquisition Team, where he works with other teachers to support English language learner (ELL) and former English learner (FEL) students, and advises the school's student council. Prior to working at McDevitt, Nick taught social studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts and English as a second language through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Girardot, Colombia. He earned a BA in History and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MEd in teaching and curriculum from Harvard University.
Chris Fitzpatrick is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Fellow. Chris is a math coach at the Beebe School in Malden, Massachusetts, where he supports teachers with curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Chris has led several courses for Teach Plus and through the Teach Plus instructional practice programs. He graduated from UMass Boston with BA in Psychology and received his MEd from Cambridge College in Mathematics Education.
Stephen Guerriero is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Stephen teaches 6th grade social studies at High Rock Middle School in Needham, Massachusetts. He is the Vice President for Communications of the Needham Education Association and is a member of the contract bargaining team. Stephen is a member of the Educator Advisory Board of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has been the head coach of the middle school cross country and track and field teams. He has been the teachers' union building representative, and is on the leadership and learning committee. He is the recipient of the Connie Craen Carven Fellowship from the Examined Life program and of the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship for participation on an archaeological dig in Rome. Stephen earned a BA in International Relations and Italian Studies from Boston University, an MEd from Boston College, and an MA in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies from Brandeis University.
Mary Jane Guthrie is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Mary Jane teaches 5th grade at the Phineas Bates Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts. She has previously traveled to Finland and Estonia with a group of Boston Public School educators on a professional development opportunity. Mary Jane earned a BS in Psychology and minor in Education, and an MA in the Art of Teaching from Clark University with a BS in Psychology and minor in Education. She was awarded a tuition-free Masters in the Art of Teaching from the same university due to academic excellence.
Kourtney Hallice is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Kourtney is a kindergarten (K2) inclusion teacher at Young Achievers in Mattapan, Massachusetts, where she is the K2 team leader and a member of the instructional leadership team. Kourtney supports the district as a Recruitment Fellow. Previously, she served in three AmeriCorps programs, including the Boston Teacher Residency. Kourtney earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her MEd in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Lisa Hanifan is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Lisa teaches 1st grade at Linden STEAM Academy in Malden, Massachusetts, where she mentors newly hired teachers and supervises undergraduate education students from Lesley University. Lisa is a member of her school's student support team. Previously, she taught integrated kindergarten and preschool at the Early Learning Center in Malden, where she served on the Early Childhood Task Force. Lisa has been awarded grants to implement flexible seating in her classroom and funding for grade-level field trips. She earned a BA and MS in Health and Human Services and Criminal Justice from Suffolk University and an MEd in Elementary Education from Cambridge College.
Reuben Henriques is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Reuben teaches AP World History at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate (KALC) in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he also serves as the chair of the history department and an instructional coach. He has previously taught courses in US History and Pre-AP World History. While at KALC, Reuben has worked to expand access to and achievement in AP history classes. Reuben has designed a model world history curriculum for use across the KIPP network, led school- and regional-level professional development for history teachers, and served as an AP reader. He graduated from Brown University with a BA in Political Science and earned an MA in Effective Education from the Sposato Graduate School of Education.
Tasha Jones is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Tasha is a 7th grade teacher at the Veritas Preparatory Charter School in Western Massachusetts, where she teaches English language arts and composition and sponsors the poetry and entrepreneur clubs. She has taught in Indianapolis, Indiana and was the youngest poet laureate nominee and teacher of the year in the Indianapolis Public Schools. Tasha earned a BS in Business Administration from Indiana Institute of Technology and an MS in Community Psychology from Martin University.