Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Clinton Hill Middle School Faculty & Staff

Matt Ellis


Boston College, B.A.; Lehman College, M.S.; Baruch College, M.Ed

Matt is excited to bring his 16 years of New York City education experience to Clinton Hill as the school principal.  He started his career as a New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching 10th grade English at a high school in the Bronx for six years.  From there he worked at the nonprofit Futures and Options, supporting high school students around the city as they started internships at various companies, before joining Prospect Schools in 2013. Matt worked for six years as the Director of Youth Development and School Culture at BPCS High School before serving two years as Principal in Residence at Clinton Hill Middle School, with a six-month stint as interim principal in the Spring of 2020. 

He has always been a committed lifelong student, earning two Master’s degrees for education from Lehman College and Baruch College, completing two year-long principal training programs through The New Teacher Project and Relay Graduate School of Education, and is on his way to gaining certification as a school building leader through St. Joseph’s College. 

Throughout his career Matt has always believed in a holistic approach to educating students, getting to know them as individuals and finding ways to spark their passion. Over the years he has accomplished this through service trips with students, coaching basketball and softball, running video game clubs, empowering interns to be successful, and focusing on getting to know each student in his classroom. Matt is excited to bring this focus on developing the whole child to Clinton Hill MS, making sure all students feel cared for and known while achieving academic success at the highest level.

Aleksei Stevens

Math Teacher

Anthony Seldon

Math Learning Specialist

California Polytechnic State University, B.S., M.A., Teaching - NYU

Asijá Bailey

Science Learning Specialist & Associate Department Head

The Sage Colleges, B.S.; New York University, M.A.

Bradley Jensen

ELA Learning Specialist & Literacy Department Head

University of New Hampshire, B.A.; Boston College, M.Ed

Carole Niyonzima

Special Program Manager

Courtney Sakamoto

Director of School Operations

Rutgers University, B.A.; Johns Hopkins University, MSEd

Danielle Camero

Head of Instruction

University of San Deigo, B.A., University of Hawaii, Post-Baccalaureate

DeEbonie Swindell

After School Program Manager

Donavan Evans

School Culture Aide

Edwin Robles

Science Teacher

California State University, San Marcos, B.S.; New York University, M.A.

Erica Salomon

Behavioral RTI Counselor

University of Vermont, B.A.; New York University, M.S.W.

Freyal Shah

Humanities Teacher

Michigan State University, B.A.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.T.

Giuliana Davis

ELA & Humanities Teacher

New York University, B.A.

Germaine Greene

Associate Director of Student Supports

Trinity College, B.A., Long Island University, M.S.

Hyein DeGannes

Mandarin Teacher

Renmin University of China, B.A., Shanghai Normal University, M.A., New York University, M.A.

Jamie Chen

Mandarin Teacher

Jamie Pereira

Science Learning Specialist & Librarian

New York University, B.A., University of Texas at Austin, M.S., CUNY Hunter College, M.S.

Jennifer Richardson

Science Teacher & Science Department Head

Boston University, B.A.; Relay Graduate School Education, M.A.

Kalisha Montoyo

Art & Spanish Teacher

Pratt Institute, B.A.

Kamille Patrick-Bennett

School Counselor

Kelly Vaughan

Science Teacher

Stanford University, B.A., Columbia University, Teachers College, M.A.

Kelsie Belfon

Operations Coordinator

Martial Toussaint

Director of Student Supports

Brown University, B.A.

Mary Allison Pritchard


University of the South, B.A.; M.A. Teaching - Relay

Megan Korngold

ELA Teacher and ELA/ELA SSS Department Head

University of Georgia, B.A., University of Georgia, M.A.; Fordham, M.S.

Molly Walsh

ELA Learning Specialist

Monica Lloyd

ELA/Humanities Learning Specialist

Roberts Wesleyan College, B.S.; SUNY Brockport, M.A.

Monique Mighty

Social Worker

Concordia College, B.S.W.; Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, M.S.W.

Nayomi Spencer

Dance Teacher

Sarah Whalen

ELA Teacher

William Smith College, B.A.; William Smith and Hobart Colleges, M.A.T.

Sofia Munn

Humanities Teacher

University of Delaware, B.A.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Shon Zelman

Math Teacher

Sommer Pirrung

Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Head

University of Pittsburgh, B.S.; Temple University, M.S.Ed

Stephanie Marchena

Director of STEAM

Columbia University, B.A.; NYU Steinhardt, M.A.

Tracy Garrison-Feinberg

Humanities Teacher & Humanities Department Head

The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, M.A.

Wes Webb

Musical Theater and Film Teacher & Associate Department Head

University of Minnesota, B.Mus.; New York University, M.F.A.

Melody Huang

Occupational Therapist

Carlene Townsend


Toceyln Malachi


Diquasia Abdul-Saleem


Rhoeticia Atkins


Louise Tiano

School Social Worker, Leave Replacement

Calvin Lewis


Thomas Humphrey


Keyriss Gillies

School Nurse

Kenji Hoffman

Math Resident Teacher

Lessey Chase

Academic Tutor

Nnamdi Olisah

PE Teacher

Antianna Meade

After School Program Coordinator

Jamel Brundidge

Academic Tutor

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