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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.

Abigail Russell

PE Teacher

Brooklyn College, B.S.

Alek Stevens

Math Teacher

Alex Berzofsky

ELA Intern

Harvard University, B.A.

Anastasia Brown

Math Learning Specialist

M.A., Teaching - Special Ed from Relay

Anthony Seldon

NYU Resident Teacher

California Polytechnic State University, B.S.

Ashley Rios

Dean of Students

Stony Brook University, B.S.

Asija Bailey

Science Teacher and Learning Specialist

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

Bradley Jensen

ELA Teacher

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

Brannon O'Connor

Learning Specialist

Wheaton College, B.A.

Cheyanne Traill

ELA Teacher

Queens College, B.A.

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

Giuliana Davis

ELA Leave Replacement

New York University, B.A.

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.

Ernest Johnson


Errol Spencer

Resident Teacher

New York University, B.A.

Freyal Shah

Humanities Teacher

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

George Escobar

Facilities Manager

Germaine Greene

Dean of Students

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 Pereira

Learning Specialist

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.

Jessica Ruperto-Rivera

Guidance Counselor

CUNY Queens, B.A. & M.A.

Kalisha Montoyo

Art & Spanish Teacher

Pratt Institute, B.A.

Keenan King

Dean of Students

Virginia State University, B.A.

Kelly Vaughan

Science Teacher

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

Kelsie Belfon

Operations Coordinator

Martial Toussaint

Director of School Culture

Brown University, B.A.

Mary Allison Pritchard


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

Mary Ann Lettieri Jamieson

Literacy Intervention/ELA Learning Specialist

Winthrop University, B.A.; St John's University, M.S.

Mayu Ishikawa

Learning Specialist

Brown University, B.A.

Megan Korngold

ELA Teacher & ELA Department Head

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

Monet Massac

Program Coordinator

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.

Myra Milam

ELA Learning Specialist

Truman State University, B.A.; Columbia University M.S.

Nathiel Tejada

FT Intervention Tutor

Ithaca College, B.A.

Niaomi Turner

Math Learning Specialist

Rachel Davis

7th Grade ELA/Humanities Learning Specialist

CUNY School of Professional Studies, B.A.; Hunter College of Education, M.S.

Sarah Whalen

Learning Specialist

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.

Sommer Pirrung

Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Head

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

Spencer Eagle


Stephanie Marchena

Visual Arts Teacher

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

Sydney Parker

Dance Teacher

University of Maryland, B.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.

Tracey Graham

After School Program Manager

University of Phoenix, B.S.

Wes Webb

Musical Theatre Teacher

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

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