Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Windsor Terrace Middle Faculty & Staff

Kiersten Gibson-Cooper

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.”

Alexander Zayas

Operations Coordinator

Brooklyn College, B.A.

Ann Kwan

Mandarin Teacher

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.

Bethel Belai

Math Teacher

Boston College, B.S.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.T.

Christopher Means

NYU Resident Teacher

Indiana University, B.A.

Donna Choi Ellis

Learning Specialist & IEP Coordinator

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

Erica Rome

ELA Teacher, ELA/Humanities Department Head

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

Heaven-Lee Allen

ELA Learning Specialist

Brooklyn College - Bachelors in English

Ishaq Williams

Assistant Dean of Students

University of Notre Dame, B.A.

Jacky Wang

Learning Specialist

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

Jeffrey Baird

ELA Teacher

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

Jemark Sanchez

Spanish Teacher

Jessica Piña

Guidance Counselor

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

Jonathan Jean Baptiste

School Culture Assistant

Kassandra Kin

Learning Specialist

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

Kelly Clinton

Spanish Teacher

Russell Sage College, B.A.

Kitoye Wariboko

Intervention Tutor

Krista Conti

Literacy Intervention and Humanities Learning Specialist

Keuka College, B.S.; Roberts Wesleyan College, M.S. I

Maja Almquist

ELA Teacher

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

Mallory Easton

Science Teacher

Vassar College, B.A.

Maria Acuna

Program Coordinator

Martha Janicki

Part-Time Intervention Tutor

Reed College, B.A.

Melissa Garstecki

Learning Specialist, Support School Coordinator

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

Meredith Tucker

Math Teacher & Math Department Head

Duquesne University, B.S.

Na Sickler

Mandarin Teacher

Huangshan University, B.A.; University of Pittsburgh, M.S.

Nelson Orellana

Math Learning Specialist

California State University, B.S.; Brooklyn College, M.A.

Nicolas Fenik

Director of School Operations

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

Olu Animashaun

ELA Teacher

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

Ramiro Flores Jr.

Reading/ELA Teacher

UC Santa Barbara, B.A.; University of Pacific, M.A.

Owen Kelly

Math Learning Specialist

University of Delaware, B.A.

Paige Middleton

Scheduling Coordinator

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

Patricia Chinchilla

After School Program Manager

Brooklyn College, B.A.

Raphael McGregor

Humanities Teacher

Brandeis University, B.A.

Rebecca Oviatt

Dance Teacher & Performing Arts Department Head

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

Sara Bodden

Social Worker

Emmanuel College, B.A.; Hunter College, M.S.W.

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.

Sofia Schembari

Science Teacher

Columbia University, B.A.; New York University, M.A.

Sophia Colecraft-Peters

ELA Teacher & Learning Specialist

University of Buffalo, B.A.

Talia Prusky

Humanities Teacher

Northwestern, B.S.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.T.

Yamin Adiba

Math Teacher

CUNY Baruch, B.A.

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