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Meet the Team

Campus Without Walls Staff

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Ayele Shakur

Co-Founder

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Jasmine Toussaint

Director

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Danny Rojas, Ed.L.D.

Strategic Advisor

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Chad d'Entremont, Ph.D.

Co-Founder

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Shanae Paulino

Senior Program Manager

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Yefei Jin

Technical Lead

Lead Teachers

Connell Cloyd

Henderson Inclusion School

Connell Cloyd, originally from Memphis, TN, is a seasoned educator with almost two decades of experience. He holds degrees in Child Development and Education from Tufts University. Currently teaching middle school mathematics at the Henderson Inclusion School for 13 years, Connell believes in showcasing the real-life applications of math, ensuring his students grasp its significance in daily living. Recognized with the nationally acclaimed Barbara

Tommy Simmons

Mario Umana Academy
K-8

With 16 years of classroom experience, primarily in middle school humanities, I've taught in various locations, including Boston, Savannah (Georgia), and Mozambique. My passion lies in supporting teachers to combat burnout, and my current role at Mario Umana Academy is dedicated to dual language programs. Outside of education, I enjoy metalinguistic awareness and rollerblading

Maia Heggie

Notre Dame Academy

Maia joined Notre Dame Academy Hingham as a Theology and STEM teacher this year. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she worked as an Adolescent Clinician and STEM Special Education classroom teacher and gained significant experience running
youth programs. Maia has her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and her M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Emmanuel College. She has obtained a Dual degree, her second M.Ed. in

Darrelle Boyd

John D. O’Bryant School
of Mathematics and
Science

Dr. Darrelle Boyd, an educator with 33 years of experience in Boston Public Schools, has dedicated herself to teaching English Language Arts and ESL. As a BPS graduate, she empathizes with inner-city experiences and mentors students academically, while also coaching dance and track and field

Daphne François

Boston Latin School

Daphne François is a middle school and high school Latin and Classical Humanities teacher at Boston Latin Academy. She has taught Latin and the Classics for 10 years both in Boston and New York. Her mission as an educator is to share her love of the Classics with students and adults alike. She is a native Bostonian and has currently been learning how to play the piano over the past few years in her spare time.

Oris T. Bryant

Noble and Greenough School

Oris T. Bryant has been an educator for a total of 18 years. Raised in Mattapan and after graduating from...

Stephen Belyea

Cathedral High School

Stephen is a fine arts educator with over 30 years of experience in the classroom...

Vanessa St. Leger

Hendrson Inclusion
Upper School

As a child of immigrant parents and native of the city of Boston, Ms. St. Leger has a distinct interest in serving her community and regularly seeks opportunities to assist or educate the underrepresented. She is a 2017 Teach for America MA Corps member and this is her 7th year teaching in her hometown of Dorchester, MA at the Henderson Inclusion School as a Special Education & History Teacher.

Raushanah Muhammad

Richard J.
Murphy School

Raushanah, a former civil-environmental project engineer, transitioned to teaching in 2015. She now serves as a STEM specialist in Boston Public Schools, teaching a wide range of subjects to middle school students. Raushanah is also dedicated to community outreach, tutoring in math, and organizing STEM enrichment programs and summer camps.

Gabby Jean-Jacques

Another Course to
College

Gabrielle Jean-Jacques, affectionately known as Gabby, has been an educator in the Boston Public schools for the past 14 years. Most recently she has headed up the Black Studies Department at Another Course to College High School in Hyde Park, MA serving as the African American Studies teacher including serving as the AP African American Studies teacher in its Year 2 pilot stage. In addition to her teaching role, Gabby leads ACC’s SEL programming as an

Ashlyn Crossfield

John D. O’Bryant School
of Mathematics and
Science

Ashlyn Crossfield is a High School History Teacher at the O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in Roxbury, MA. She currently teaches World/US History 1 and AP African American Studies. She received her Bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Urban Affairs from Boston University and Masters in Secondary History Education from Boston College where

Taylor Roberts

Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School

Taylor Roberts is a middle school humanities teacher at Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School. She is a

Raksmey Derival

Innovation Academy Charter School

Ms. Derival (she/they) is a second-generation Cambodian woman, daughter of refugee...

Bruce Pontbriand

TechBoston Academy

Dr. Pontbriand (known to TechBoston Academy students as “Dr. P”) has been teaching Civics...

Valencia Hughes-Imani

BTU Pilot
School

Dr. Valencia Hughes is a dedicated and experienced educator with a strong passion for teaching students with learning deficits and challenges, particularly those with special needs. With a remarkable career spanning 30 years in the Boston Public School system, Dr. Hughes currently serves as a middle-school mathematics teacher. Her academic journey took her from Northeastern University

Quinn Soto

Boston Day and Evening
Academy

Quinn, an experienced math teacher at Boston Day and Evening Academy, embarked on his education career inspired by a high school calculus experience. Over 15 years in education, he's dedicated himself to fostering authentic mathematical exploration. Quinn's expertise in near-peer mentoring and experiential learning has shaped his approach to teaching middle and high school math in Boston Public Schools.

Elizabeth (Liz) Fernandes

Global Learning Charter

Elizabeth Fernandes, an English Language Development Teacher at Global Learning Charter School, New Bedford, Massachusetts, is a dedicated educator with twelve years of experience. She's a Bridge Coordinator for the Upward Bound Program at UMass Dartmouth, aiding low-income and first-generation college students. Elizabeth is also a WIDA Fellow Instructional Expert, focusing on multilingual students and social justice advocacy.

Long Nguyen

Boston Latin
School

Dr. Long Nguyen, with a decade of experience teaching AP Computer Science at Boston Latin School, is also an instructor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Born in Vietnam and raised in Boston, he holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and is a dedicated family man who enjoys tennis and swimming with his three children.

Zachary English

Mario Umana Academy

Zach has taught ESL, Spanish, Social Studies, Sex Ed, and Health and Wellness in Spain and Boston.

Susannah Remillard

Nauset Regional Middle School

Susannah Remillard teaches Adventure Education at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans. Her teaching focuses on a new vision for place-based learning, including lessons that revolve around indigenous, environmental, and historical understanding of local environments and communities. In her 25 years of teaching, Susannah has committed to uplifting underrepresented stories and voices while helping students to ground themselves in practices of mutual respect and self awareness. She is excited to connect this work to the world of experiential education.

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