Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Windsor Terrace Middle Faculty & Staff

Kiersten Gibson-Cooper

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

Kiersten Gibson-Cooper joined the Brooklyn Prospect community in 2016 as a 7th grade ELA teacher at WTMS, advancing quickly to 7th Grade Level Lead and taking on additional roles as New Teacher Development Coordinator and Equity Professional Development Coordinator. Prior to WTMS, she served as a 2nd Grade Reading and Writing Intervention Teacher and a Teach For America Corps Member in Mississippi. Along the way, she has amassed significant leadership experience as a Policy Advisor Fellow at Leadership for Educational Equity, a Teacher Education Facilitator for Teach For America, a National Principal Fellow at Relay Graduate School of Education, and as an Adjunct Instructor at John Hopkins University. In 2019, Kiersten joined the Prospect Schools Principal-in-Residence program where she has been able to develop herself as a school leader while continuing to work closely within the WTMS community.

Principal Gibson-Cooper believes that “students thrive when the adults in the school community partner collaboratively with each other, their students, and their families. At WTMS, we have the unique opportunity to partner collaboratively with a diverse population, and in one of the most segregated cities in America. There is power in diversity, and we have taken the first step as an organization by committing to maintaining a diverse student body and staff. This allows us to learn from each other’s experiences and widen our worldview, in service of making a positive impact on society. Our next step is continuing to uphold equity and inclusion in our work. We must continue to ensure that the diverse voices in our community have equitable access to communicate their perspectives and that their perspectives are heard by the adults in our school community to promote a truly collaborative partnership.”

Alexis Guy

Math Teacher

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

Arria Stapleton

Science Teacher

Medgar Evers College, B.S.; Brooklyn College, M.A.

Ava Kerr

Learning Specialist

Middlebury College, B.A.; Harvard University, M.A.

Bernard Nichols

Physical Education Teacher

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

Charkeiah Ross

Registrar

Fordham University

Christopher Arricale

Reading Teacher

Ursinus College, B.A.

Craig Redmond Cilley

Humanities Teacher

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

Donna Choi Ellis

Middle School Teacher

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

Dwight Thomas

Director of School Culture

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

Emily Marsh

Humanities Teacher

American University, B.A.; Hunter College, M.S.

Erica Rome

ELA Teacher, ELA/Humanities Department Head

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

Erik Reitinger

Math Department Head

Rutgers University, B.A.; University of Pennsylvania, M.S.

Erin Weiner

Reading Teacher

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

Gabriella Nesse

Math Teacher

University of Pittsburgh, B.A., John Hopkins University, M.S., New York University, M.A.

Hannah Pace

Learning Specialist

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

Helen Lin

Mandarin Teacher

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

Ilean Curry

Operations Coordinator

Virginia State University, B.A.

Ishaq Williams

Culture Assistant

University of Notre Dame, B.A.

Jacky Wang

Learning Specialist

Fordham University, B.A.; New York University, M.A. SpEd

Jamie Saslaw

Spanish Teacher

Pennsylvania State University B.A.; Clarkson University M.A.

Jazmin Torres

Assistant Dean of Students

Empire State College, B.A.

Jeffrey Baird

ELA Teacher

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

Jessica Piña

Guidance Counselor

Florida International University, B.A.; Hunter College, MSEd

Karishma Chanda

Director of School Operations

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

Kassandra Kin

Learning Specialist

University of California, Riverside, B.S.; New York University, M.A.

Kelly Clinton

Spanish Teacher

Russell Sage College, B.A.

Kujtim Morina

Custodian

Latarsha Blue

Custodian

Leslie Gallager

Librarian

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

Maja Almquist

ELA Teacher

Skidmore College, B.S.; University of Pennsylvania, M.S.

Mallory Easton

Science Teacher

Vassar College, B.A.

Martha Diamond

Social Worker

Kenyon College, B.A.; University of Chicago, M.S.W.

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.

Najah Muhammad

Musical Theater Teacher

Emerson College, B.A.

Nandi Edouard

Managing Dean of Students

Spelman College, B.S.

Nicolas Fenik

Math Teacher

SUNY Geneseo, B.A.; Brooklyn College, M.S.

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.

Raphael McGregor

Humanities Teacher

Brandeis University, B.A.

Raquel Guerra

Program Operations Manager

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

Rebecca Aliano

Learning Specialist

University of Maryland, B.S.

Rebecca Oviatt

Dance Teacher & Performing Arts Department Head

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

Sarah Clore

Social Worker

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

Sergio Morua-Martinez

Arts & Athletics Department Head and Visual Arts Teacher

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

Shefki Miftari

Custodian

Sofia Schembari

NYU Resident Teacher

Columbia University, B.A.

Sophia Colecraft-Peters

ELA Teacher & Learning Specialist

University of Buffalo, B.A.

Star Williams

Custodian

Ty-Quan Payne

Assistant Dean of Students

Purchase College, B.A.

Vanessa Soriano

Humanities Teacher

Montclair State University, B.A.; New York University, M.A.T.

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