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Benadette Manning, Math Teacher, Pilot

By | 2020-03-26T15:28:19+00:00 September 9th, 2019|

Benadette is a math teacher at the BDEA/Pilot. She has been teaching for over a quarter of a century as an English teacher (Saint Ann's Catholic School Houston, TX), a Math teacher (Fenway High School, Timiltiy and Tech Boston Academy ), and a high school dean (Cambridge Rindge and Latin).  She received a bachelors degree [...]

Lauren Barry, Director of Institutional Advancement

By | 2020-12-02T21:21:25+00:00 January 25th, 2019|

Lauren joined the BDEA team in 2019 as the Director of Institutional Advancement. She is passionate about eliminating barriers to education for Boston students, and has focused on supporting alternative pathways for students to achieve a high school diploma for much of her career. Prior to joining BDEA, Lauren worked as a high school history [...]

Camella Scott, Data and Accountability Analyst

By | 2020-03-26T15:23:16+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|

Cam joined BDEA in 2018. Previously, she served as the Innovation Systems Designer for Boston Public Schools, where she worked to improve processes that enable the spread of innovation throughout the district. Prior to that, she measured program impact for Metanoia Community Development Corporation. Cam is a former Education Pioneer Fellow, Bonner Leader alumna, and [...]

A. Erik Barajas, Data Analyst Associate

By | 2020-09-04T18:39:14+00:00 January 14th, 2019|

Erik joined the BDEA team in 2020 as the Data and Accountability Associate. Prior to joining BDEA he worked for the study abroad office at Boston College. He holds a B.B.A in Marketing from St. Mary's University and a M.A. in International Relations from Texas State University. He enjoys baking, traveling, and learning about different cultures.Email Erik: abarajas@bostonpublicschools.org [...]

Chanté Bonds, Math Teacher, Department Head

By | 2020-09-14T19:22:47+00:00 September 12th, 2018|

Chanté graduated from Bentley University in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Information Design and Corporate Communication. In 2010 she received her Master's degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After a short stint in the business world as an Operations Manager at Brown Brother's Harriman, Chanté changed careers and was an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach [...]

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Hannah Erickson, Science Teacher, Pilot

By | 2020-09-10T17:23:50+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

Hannah began at BDEA in 2011 after completing the Boston Teacher Residency program.  She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  She enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family and her adorable dog Frankie Email Hannah: herickson@bostonpublicschools.org

Soniel Deceus, Community Field Coordinator, ext. 32148

By | 2020-09-11T17:43:17+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

After graduating HS in Fort Lauderdale FL, Soniel moved to Boston in 2002 to attend Umass Boston and studied Psychology.  Soniel has been working at BPS since 2008.   He spent time working in Special Education as an ABA Tech and paraprofessional.  He joined the BDEA Student Support Team as a CFC in March 2020.  Soniel [...]

Angelica Pascual, Community Field Coordinator, ext. 32158

By | 2020-09-04T18:37:17+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

 Angelica Pascual has been a part of the BDEA Student Support family since 2018-2019 SY.  When she graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2013, she knew her passion lied in working with inner city youth. She wanted to be a mentor among students who were just like her growing up. Fun Facts: Angelica plays on an [...]

Owen Thomas, Humanities Teacher

By | 2020-03-26T15:15:10+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

Owen Thomas has taught critical history in Boston for the past 7 years. For the first 4 years, he worked at Diploma Plus, an alternative program housed with Charlestown High School. There, Owen helped to lead the history team and develop curriculum that broke down the artificial walls placed between the school and the community [...]

Akshata Kadagathur, Humanities Teacher

By | 2020-12-11T15:53:10+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

Akshata is part of BDEA’s Humanities team, where she teaches literature courses. Prior to BDEA, Akshata completed her practicum with the Sheltered English Immersion team at Charlestown High School and worked as part of the School-Community Partnerships team at Boston Public Schools, and at Boston Arts Academy. She is licensed in English Language Arts and [...]