Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Clinton Hill Middle School Faculty & Staff

Matt Ellis

Principal

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.

Aleksei Stevens

Math Teacher

Anastasia Brown

Math Learning Specialist & Math and Science SSS Department Head

M.A., Teaching - Special Ed from Relay

Anthony Seldon

Math Learning Specialist

California Polytechnic State University, B.S.

Ashley Rios

Dean of Students

Stony Brook University, B.S.

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

Brannon O'Connor

Special Projects Manager

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 & Humanities Teacher

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.

Freyal Shah

Humanities Teacher

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

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

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.

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

Registrar

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

Mary Ann Lettieri

ELA Learning Specialist & IEP Coordinator

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

Mayu Ishikawa

Humanities & Science Learning Specialist

Brown University, B.A.

Megan Korngold

ELA Teacher and ELA/ELA SSS Department Head

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

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.

Rachel Davis

Reading Enrichment Teacher

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

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.

Sommer Pirrung

Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Head

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

Stephanie Marchena

Visual Arts Teacher & Arts and Athletics Department Head

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.

Shon Zelman

Math Teacher

Junior Caizaguano

Math Teacher

Bibi Deonarain

Math and Science Teacher

Jamie Chen

Mandarin Teacher

Nayomi Spencer

Dance Teacher

Rhina Allende

Math Learning Specialist

Molly Walsh

ELA Learning Specialist

Justin Engles

ELA Learning Specialist

Melody Huang

Occupational Therapist

Carlene Townsend

Paraprofessional

Amy Mascia Mascia

Mandated EIP Counselor

Toceyln Malachi

Paraprofessional

Diquasia Abdul-Saleem

Paraprofessional

Rhoeticia Atkins

Paraprofessional

Kamille Patrick-Bennett

School Counselor

Louise Tiano

School Social Worker, Leave Replacement

Donavan Evans

School Culture Aide

Carole Niyonzima

Program Coordinator

Calvin Lewis

Security

Gary Royster

Facilities

Thomas Humphrey

Facilities

Randy DaGannes

Academic Tutor

Keyriss Gillies

School Nurse

DeEbonie Swindell

After School Program Manager

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