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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Michael Lester

Middle School Assistant Principal

Michael 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.

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Carolina Brito

High School Principal

Boston Prep is excited to welcome Carolina Brito to the faculty this year.   Ms. Brito comes to Boston Prep from Cristo Rey Boston High School, where she developed over eight years from a teacher to the Dean of Humanities and most recently a Principal Fellow as part of the Lynch Leadership Academy Principal Fellowship program.  Passionate about professional excellence, she is also the founder of TeachCollab, a teacher-led professional learning community.  Ms. Brito holds a B.A. from Columbia University as well as an Ed.M. from Harvard University.

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Stefany Tomlinson

High School Assistant Principal

Stefany Tomlinson joined the Boston Prep faculty in 2015 as a high school English Language Arts teacher.  She soon took over leadership of the ninth grade team and now brings that experience to the  entire high school community as High School Assistant Principal.  Ms. Tomlinson holds a B.A. from Spelman College and an M.Ed. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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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.

 

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 Department Chair
B.A., Pitzer College; Ed.M., Harvard University

Katie Braymiller, High School Science Teacher and Director of new Team Support
B.S., SUNY Geneseo; M.Ed., Boston College

Monique DeBarros, 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

Kate Murray, Science Department Chair
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Columbia University Teachers College

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


Classics
Department

Emily Goetz, Latin Teacher
B.A., Vassar College; M.Ed., University of Saint Joseph

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

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


English Language Arts Department

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

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

Meghann Estrada, Middle School ELA Teacher
B.A., Indiana University

Kimberly Ferreira, Middle School ELA Teacher
B.A., Univeristy of Massachusetts, Lowell

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

Lisa Moskowitz, High School College Prep Reading Teacher
B.A., Virginia Tech; M.A., Simmons College

Greg Passineau, High School ELA Teacher
B.A., Stonehill College

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

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

 


History Department

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

Bradley Burns, High School History Teacher
B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Brandeis University

Charles Kenyon, High School History and Ethics Teacher
B.a., Bates College

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

Avi Mendelson, Middle School History Teacher
B.A., University of Michigan

Emma Turi, High School History Teacher
B.A., College of the Holy Cross


Math Department

Diana Abraham, Middle School Math Teacher
B.S., University of Maine

Ariel Becker, High School Math Teacher
B.A., Princeton University

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

Caroline Jones, Middle School Math Teacher
B.A., Framingham State College; M.A., 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.A., Valdosta State University; 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

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

Caitlann O'Dell, Middle School Science Teacher
B.S., University of Pittsburgh

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

Vanessa Walker, High School Science Teacher
B.A., Boston University


Support Services Department

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

Mary Catherine Boehmer, ESL Coordinator and Teacher
B.A., University of Mississippi; M.A., Columbia University

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

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

Johanna Crowley, Middle and High School ESL Teacher
B.S., Wheelock College; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston

Gabriela Diller, High School Support Services Coordinator
B.A., Boston University; M.E.T., Sposato Graduate School of Education

Julie Driscoll, Occupational Therapist
B.S., Boston University; M.A., University of Southern California

Bermely Ferreras, Middle School Support Services Teacher
B.A., Colby-Sawyer College

Jenna Finnis, Middle School Support Services Teacher
B.A., The College of New Jersey; M.A., The College of New Jersey

Justine Gillis, Paraprofessional
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston

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

Danny Levin, High School Support Services Teacher
B.A., Yale University

Madison Lund, High School Support Services Teacher
B.A., St. Lawrence University; M.Ed., Lesley University

Natalie Ma, Speech Language Pathologist
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A., MGH Institute of Health Professions

Lauren Mamet, Reading Specialist
B.S., Westfield State University; M.A., Lesley University

Chastity Mathurin, Middle School Support Services Teacher
B.A., Providence College; M.A., Boston University

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

Emily Solup, High School Support Services Teacher
B.A., Emmanuel College

Carly Williams, Middle School Support Services Teacher
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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


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

Marquisse Henry, Enrichment Teacher
B.S., Franklin Pierce University

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

Gabriel Garza, Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
B.A., Williams College; M.S., University of Massachusetts, Boston

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

Sarah Meija, Psychology Intern
B.A., Santa Clara University; M.A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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


Operations Team

Tony Alexandre, High School Dean of Students
B.S., Framingham State University

Katherine Bernier, Data Analyst
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mykel Cajuste, Facility and Food Specialist

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

Ryan Cutillo, Instructional and Operational Support
B.A., Suffolk University

Juan Dejesus, Technology Associate
A.A., ITT Technical Institute

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

Margaret Gregory, Middle School Dean of Students
B.A., Bennett College

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

Jessie Mae Leger, Instructional and Operational Support
B.S., Salem State University

Rosemary O'Neale, Facility and Food Specialist

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

Melissa Perez, Instructional and Operational Support
B.S., Boston University

Hassah Saleh, Technology Specialist

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

Stephen Swiech, Technology Manager and Engineering Teacher
B.A., Towson University; M.S., Loyola University of Maryland; M.Ed., Loyola University of Maryland

Lucie Torrey, Middle School 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
 

Claire Newton, Trustee

Chief Operating Officer, Axiomada

Tamara Olsen, Chair

Partner, Bain & Company
 

Cynthia Paris, Trustee

Superintendent, Lawrence 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

Chief People Officer, Access Information Management


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