Our Team Makes All The Difference.

Our faculty, trustees, and directors are the heart and soul of our school. They bring immense energy and talent each day and unwavering commitment to ensuring that every student who walks through our doors is prepared for success. Meet the women and men that make Boston Prep a wonderful place for students and teachers, alike. 

"I like that teachers have expectations for us and that we are expected to not only get into college but succeed once there."

- Thomas Smith,

Class of 2019



School Leaders:

Middle School, High School, and College


Sharon Liszanckie

Executive Director

Sharon Liszanckie joined Boston Prep as the Executive Director in 2012, bringing with her a commitment to the school’s mission to prepare all students for success in college and lifelong ethical growth.  With a focus on research and development, Ms. Liszanckie helps ensure the school is continuously growing and improving. Prior to joining Boston Prep, Ms. Liszanckie was a management consultant with the Bridgespan Group and Bain and Company.  She also served as a middle school math teacher in Wellesley, MA and Connecticut.  Ms. Liszanckie holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Eileen Callahan

Chief Academic Officer

Eileen Callahan joined the Boston Prep team in 2015, bringing with her extensive experience in the charter school sector.  Ms. Callahan guides the development of Boston Prep's rigorous, engaging college preparatory curriculum.  Prior to joining Boston Prep, Ms. Callahan served as Director of Leadership Development at Building Excellent Schools, cultivating leaders of high performing schools.  Ms. Callahan also has experience as both a teacher and school leader at Boston Collegiate Charter School.   She holds a B.A. and M.A. from Fordham University as well as an Ed.M. from Harvard University.


Christopher Cook

High School Principal

Boston Prep welcomed Mr. Cook back as a member of the faculty in 2015.  Mr. Cook originally joined Boston Prep in 2007.  During his four years with the school, he served first as a building substitute and moved into the roles of history teacher and Athletic Director.  He then served as the High School Principal at the Community Charter School of Cambridge for three years before returning to Boston Prep.  Bringing that experience with him, he now serves as Boston Prep's High School Principal.  Mr. Cook holds a B.A. from Northeastern University and an M.Ed. from Harvard University.


Cristina Lopez

Middle School Principal

Cristina Lopez joined the Boston Prep faculty in 2017.  Prior to joining Boston Prep, Ms. Lopez spent many years at Leadership Public Schools in San Jose, CA, growing from a science teacher to the Academic Dean.  A native of Boston, Ms. Lopez previously served as a teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School.  Ms. Lopez holds a B.S. from Boston College, an M.Ed. from Arizona State University, and an additional M.Ed. from the Reach Instructional Leadership Academy.


Mindy Wright

Director of The Persistence Project

Mindy Wright became a member of the Boston Prep team in 2007.  In her time at Boston Prep,  Ms. Wright has served as a history teacher, history department chair, and Director of Graduate Support.  In her current role, Ms. Wright coordinates our integrated supports and services for students and families across grades 6 through 16 to ensure students are prepared to get into college, enroll, persist, and graduate.  Prior to joining Boston Prep, Ms. Wright was the social studies department chair at the Epiphany School in Dorchester.  Ms. Wright holds a B.A. from Colby College and an M.Ed. from Boston College.


Mike Lester

Middle School Assistant Principal

Mike Lester joined Boston Prep in 2006.  He served as Boston Prep’s Dean of Students for eight years.   He then served as the Director of Student and Family Life before moving into his current role as Middle School Assistant Principal.  Prior to joining Boston Prep, Mr. Lester served as the Associate Dean of Support Services at the Steppingstone Foundation.  Mr. Lester holds a B.S. from Tuskegee University and a M.Ed. from Simmons College.


Teachers and Staff

Leadership Team

In addition to the school leaders profiled above, our leadership team is rounded out by the following individuals:

Michaela Crowley, Director of Human Capital
B.A., Boston College; M.Ed., Boston College

Tyler Martin, Director of Finance and Facilities
B.A., University of Maine; M.B.A., Northeastern Univesrity

Anders Peterson, Director of Development
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Harvard University

Graham VanderZanden, Director of Strategic Projects
B.A., University of Washington; M.P.P., Harvard University

Curriculum & Instruction Team

Laurie Bacon, ELA & Classics Department Chair
B.A., Pitzer College; Ed.M., Harvard University

Katie Braymiller, High School Science Lead
B.S., SUNY Geneseo; M.Ed., Boston College

Monique DeBarros, Interim Director of Support Services
B.A., Boston University; M.S., Simmons College

Julie Duran, Math Department Chair
B.S., Boston University, M.A.T., Boston University

Brandon Springer, History Department Chair
B.S., University of Colorado; B.A., University of Colorado


Lisa Moskowitz, High School ELA and Latin Teacher
B.A., Virginia Tech

Kevin Ouellette, Latin Teacher
B.A., Boston University

Jacqueline Story Stephenson, Latin Teacher
B.A., Georgetown University; M.S., Johns Hopkins University

English Language Arts Department

Kevin Black, Middle School ELA and Drama Teacher
B.A., Providence College; M.M., New England Conservatory

David Blitzer, Middle School ELA Teacher
B.A., Williams College

Annie Gaburo, Middle School ELA Teacher
B.A., Colgate University; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Bruce Kapteyn, High School ELA Teacher
B.A., Boston University; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Danielle Smogard, Middle School ELA Teacher
B.A., Carleton College; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Tara Shuman, High School ELA Teacher
B.A., Bowdoin College; J.D., Suffolk University Law School

Stefany Tomlinson, High School ELA Teacher
B.A., Spelman College; M.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst

History Department

David Berkley, High School History Teacher
B.A., Dartmouth College

Zachary Boutin, Middle School History Teacher
B.A., Northeastern University; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston

Bradley Burns, Middle School History and Instructional Support Teacher
B.A., Brandeis University; M.S., Brandeis University

Margaret Gregory, High School History Teacher
B.A., Bennett College

Terrance Jefferson, High School History Teacher
B.A., Emmanuel College, M.F.A., The New School

Andrea Lavoie, Middle School History and Ethics Teacher
B.A., Providence College

Math Department

Derek Allen, Middle School Math Teacher
B.A., Clark Atlanta University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Boston

Leeanne Dillmann, High School Math Teacher
B.S., Emerson College

Peter Kaplan, Middle School Math Teacher
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bobby Looney, Middle School Math Teacher
B.S., Boston College

Jonathan Redaelly Flores, High School Math Teacher
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Kelly Rux, Middle School Math Teacher
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A, University of wisconsin, Madison; M.A., Boston University

Ryan Shannon, High School Math Teacher
B.S., University of Georgia; M.A.T., University of Georgia

Ryan Vermette, High School Math Teacher
B.S., Bentley University; M.S., The Johns Hopkins University

Science Department

Tess Bernhard, High School Science Teacher
B.A., Princeton University; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Natalie LaPointe, Middle School Science Teacher
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Marlene Moxness, High School Science Teacher
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Caitlann O'Dell, Middle and High School Science Teacher
B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Marilyn Onwunaka, Middle School Science Teacher
B.A., Boston College; M.A., Boston University

Support Services Department

Rachel Adams, Middle School Support Services Teacher
B.A., tufts University; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Jeffrey Angelico, Middle and High School Support Services Teacher
B.S., Salve Regina University

Jada Burke, Paraprofessional
B.A., Saint Anselm College

Mykel Cajuste, Paraprofessional

Daniel Calderon, High School Support Services Teacher
B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.Ed., Dominican University

Nereida Cheney, Middle and High School ESL Teacher
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; M.A., Simmons College

Cheick Damba, ESL and Instructional Support Teacher
B.A., Northeastern University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Boston

Colleen Dillon, Speech Language Pathologist
B.A., James Madison university; M.S., Northeastern University

Bermely Ferreras, Paraprofessional
B.A., Colby-Sawyer College

Brian Harvey, High School Support Services Teacher
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; M.Ed., Lesley University

Danielle Higgins, Middle School Support Services Teacher
B.A., Lesley University

Ashley Johnson, High School Support Services Teacher
B.S., Suffolk University; M.Ed., Lesley University

Shemere Johnson, Paraprofessional and Instructional Support Teacher
A.A., Bunker Hill Community College

Dolph Paulsen, Middle and High School Support Services Teacher and Speech Language Pathologist
B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst; M.F.A., Florida State University; M.S., MGH Institute of Health Professions

Ryan Rondorf, High School Support Services Teacher
B.A., James Madison university; M.A.T., James Madison university

Ariell Wills, Middle School Support Services Teacher
B.S., Wilberforce University; M.A., Antioch University

Elizabeth Wobbe, ESL Coordinator and Teacher
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology

The Persistence Project

Aaron Canto, College and Alumni Counselor
B.A., Boston College

Fina Fontes, College and Alumni Counselor
B.A., Northeastern University

Enrichment Team

Patrick Foran, Art Teacher
B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Eric Tabb, Athletic Director & Enrichment Teacher
B.S., Virginia State University

Health and Counseling Team

Amy Abair, Social Worker
B.A., Pine Manor College; M.S.W., Boston College

Malorie Golafaie, School Nurse
B.S.N., Howard University

Anna Lee, School Psychologist Intern
B.S., University of Michigan; M.A., Boston College

David Wolff, School Psychologist
B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Kent State University

Operations Team

Bertholyn Alexandre, Associate Dean of Students
B.S., Framingham State University

Kelly Crockett, Front Office Manager
A.A., Victor Valley College; A.S., Victory Valley College

Magdalena Gaillot, Instructional and Operational Support
B.A., Providence College

VaLonda Harris, Family and Enrichment Coordinator
B.S., Harvard University

Marquisse Henry, Associate Dean of Students
B.S., Franklin Pierce University

Giovany Morales-Ramos, Director of Information Technology
B.S., Wentworth Institute of Technology

Rosemary O'Neale, Facility And Food Specialist

Danielle Pape, Director of Grants and Communications
B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University

Hassan Saleh, Technology Specialist

Vanessa Shiu, Director of Systems and Operations
B.S., Stanford University; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Lucie Torrey, Director of Systems and Operations
B.A., Middlebury College; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education


Boston Prep Board of Trustees

Amelia Cheers, Secretary

Residential Program Director, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

Priscilla Guerrero, Trustee

Assistant District Attorney, Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney

Sarah James, Trustee

Ph.D. Candidate, Government & Social Policy, Harvard University

Josh Johnson, Treasurer

Principal, Berkshire Partners

Andrew Kaplan, Vice Chair

Principal, Bain Capital

Jermaine Myrie, Trustee

Vice President of Business Development, uAspire

Claire Newton, Trustee

Independent Contractor, Ultra Mobile

Tamara Olsen, Chair

Partner, Bain & Company

Cynthia Paris, Trustee

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, Newton Public Schools

Jonathan Talley, Trustee

Facilities Supervisor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Trial Court

Arivee Vargas, Trustee

Head of Global Assurance and Anti-Corruption Program, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Jim Washington, Trustee

Director of Admissions for Strategic Initiatives, Dartmouth College

Hans Ziegler, Trustee

Senior Managing Director, Bernstein Global Wealth Management


The Preparatory Foundation Directors

Jeremy Benedict, Director

Director, Bain & Company

Bruce E. Buxton, Director

Former Headmaster, Falmouth Academy

Bill Clark, Director

Senior Managing Director of Leadership Giving, Dartmouth College

Tamar Dor-Ner, Director

Partner, Bain & Company

John L. Grandin, President

Fundraising Consultant

Charlotte Johnson, Director

Vice-President, Scripps College

Scott McCue, Director

Dean, Sposato Graduate School of Education

Preston D. McSwain, Director

President and Founder of SJM Fiduciary Advisors, LLC

Carolyn Osteen, Director

Retired Partner, Ropes and Gray LLP

Carol M. Taylor, Clerk

President, cmt Associates