Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Windsor Terrace Middle Faculty & Staff

Carolyn Michael


Wellesley College, B.A., Columbia Teachers College, M.A.

Ms. Michael is the Middle School Principal of Brooklyn Prospect’s Windsor Terrace campus. As Brooklyn Prospect’s founding Math Teacher, she was instrumental in the development of the BPCS academic program. Later, in her capacity as Academic Dean, she spearheaded the school’s successful campaign for International Baccalaureate authorization and led the faculty in bringing the IB program to life within our school at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Ms. Michael holds a master’s degree in Education Leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she was awarded the prestigious Joseph Klingenstein Fellowship.  Prior to coming to Brooklyn Prospect, Ms. Michael served for two years as the Program Director of a private school for low-income families in East Harlem.  She also served administrative residencies alongside school leaders at Explore Charter School and Horace Mann.  Ms. Michael graduated with honors from Wellesley College and is fully certified as a School Building Leader in New York State.

Ms. Michael is passionate about making instruction meaningful and reaching all students. Her excellence in the classroom earned her the prestigious distinction of National Board certification in math instruction.  A globally-minded educator, she spent three years living and working in Senegal, West Africa as a member of the Peace Corps.  These days Ms. Michael stays closer to home, biking and hiking the paths of Prospect Park with her husband and two children.

Ava Kerr

Learning Specialist

Middlebury College, B.A., History, Harvard University, M.A., Education

Bernard Nichols

Physical Education Teacher

University of Central Florida, B.A., Nova Southeastern University, M.A.

Carol Britton

Science Teacher

University of the West Indies, B.S., Brooklyn College

Chantelle Whorms

Guidance Counselor

SUNY Albany, B.A.; Stony Brook University, M.S.W.

Charkeiah Ross


Fordham University

Charles Burwell

Musical Theater Teacher

Florida A&M University, B.S., NYU, Tisch School of Arts, M.F.A.

Craig Cilley

Humanities Teacher

University of Virginia, B.A., University of Richmond, M.A.

Donna Choi Ellis

Learning Specialist, College Counselor

Duke University, B.A., University of Pennsylvania, M.S.

Dwight Thomas

Head of Youth Development & School Culture

City College of New York, B.A.; Fordham, M.S.W.

Erica Rome

ELA Teacher, ELA/Humanities Department Head

Wesleyan University, B.A., Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.T.

Erika Hardaway

Spanish Teacher & Dean of Students

Hunter College, B.A.; New York University, M.A.

Erin Weiner

ELL Teacher & Coordinator

University of Maryland, B.A., St. John's University, M.A., Bank Street College of Education, EdM

Eve Herold

Humanities Teacher

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Gabriella Nesse

Math Teacher

University of Pittsburgh, B.A., John Hopkins University, MS

Gregory Stepp

Spanish Teacher

Ohio University B.A. & M.A.

Hannah Pace

Learning Specialist

University of Vermont, B.S., Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Heather Rodney

Reading Teacher

University of Illinois, B.A.; Long Island University, M.A.

Helen Lin

Mandarin Teacher

Hunter College, B.A. & M.A. Candidate

Jacob Prosnit

Learning Specialist

Trinity College, B.A., Hunter College, M.S.

Jazmin Torres

School Culture Assistant

Empire State College, B.A.

Jeffrey Baird

ELA Teacher

Connecticut College, B.A., Relay Graduate School, M.A.

Jehan Giles

Learning Specialist

Saint Louis University, B.A., Lindenwood University, M.A.

Joseph Lampkin

Literacy Special Education Teacher & IEP Coordinator

Boston College, B.A.; Pace University, M.S.

Karishma Chanda

Director of School Operations

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

Kiersten Gibson-Cooper

Reading Teacher, Literacy Teacher

Temple University, B.A., Johns Hopkins University, M.S.

Leslie Gallager


Trinity College, B.A., Pratt Institute, M.S.

Mallory Easton

Science Teacher

Vassar College, B.A.

Manny Zapata

EMAT Intern

Syracuse University, B.A.

Mari Watson

Afterschool Program Manager

Melissa Bai

Mandarin Teacher, World Language Department Head

SUNY Binghamton, B.A., Hunter College, M.A.

Melissa Garstecki

Learning Specialist, Support School Coordinator

Duquesne University, B.A., Duquesne University, M.S.

Meredith Tucker

Math Teacher

Duquesne University, B.S.

Michael Marsigliano

Learning Specialist

Hofstra University, B.A., Fordham University, M.S.

Michael Ward

Learning Specialist

Le Moyne College, B.S., St. John Fisher College, MS

Nayah Yisrael

Math Teacher

St. Lawrence University, B.A.; Long Island University, M.S.

Nicholas Gavin

Math Teacher

University of Michigan, M.A.; Hamilton College, B.A.

Olu Animashaun

ELA Teacher

Harvard, B.A.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Oscar Arzu Martinez

Program Coordinator

Connecticut College, B.A.

Paaven Thaker

Science Teacher, Math/Science Department Head

Williams College, B.A.

Paige Reynolds

Learning Specialist and Literacy Department Head

SUNY Albany, B.A., Syracuse University, M.A.

Raphael McGregor

Humanities Teacher

Brandeis University, B.A.

Raquel Guerra

Program Operations Manager

Saint Joseph's College, B.A.; Long Island University, MFA

Rebecca Oviatt

Dance Teacher & Performing Arts Department Head

SUNY Brockport, B.A., New York University, M.A.

Robert Washington

EMAT Intern

Temple University, B.A. & M.S.

Sarah Clore

Social Worker

Wake Forest University, B.A., Columbia University, M.S.

Sergio Morua-Martinez

Visual Arts Teacher

Seton Hall University, B.A., Hunter College, M.A.

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