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.

Ashley Platt

Head of Operations

Rutgers University, B.A., Montclair State University, M.A.T.

Ava Kerr

Resident Teacher

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

Charkeiah Ross


Charles Burwell

Musical Theater Teacher

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

Craig Cilley

Humanities Teacher

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

Cristal Pantaleon

Operations Coordinator

New York City College of Technology, AAS

Donna Choi Ellis

Learning Specialist, College Counselor

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

Elizabeth Johnson

Youth Development & School Culture Head

Wheaton College, B.A., Portland State University, M.Ed.

Erica Rome

ELA Teacher, ELA/Humanities Department Head

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

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 College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences, M.A.

Hannah Pace

Learning Specialist

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

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.

Jing Wei

Mandarin Teacher

Huazhong University of Science & Technology, B.A., Hunter College, M.A. Candidate

Karishma Chanda

Program Manager

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.

Melissa Bai

Mandarin Teacher, World Language Department Head & Performing Arts Department Head

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

Melissa Garstecki

Learning Specialist, Support School Coordinator

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

Mellina Sohn

Math Teacher, 6th Grade Level Leader

Emory University, B.A., Harvard University, M.Ed.

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

Oscar Arzu Martinez

Operations Coordinator

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.

Rebecca Oviatt

Dance Teacher

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

Sara Fedak

Program Coordinator

Winthrop University, B.A.

Sarah Clore

Social Worker

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

Scott Horowitz

After School Program Manager

Long Island University, B.A.

Sergio Morua-Martinez

Visual Arts Teacher

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

Steven Lam


New York University, B.A., Queens College, M.S.

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