Kristen Goncalves | Aspiring Principal Resident, J.P. Manning School
Kristen Goncalves graduated from Emmanuel College with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2009 and began her career in Boston Public Schools at the Richard Murphy K-8 School teaching 5th grade. In 2010 she transitioned to the Henderson Inclusion School where she found her passion for inclusive education and collaborative data driven instruction. While teaching at the Henderson, Kristen received her Master's of Education from Northeastern University in Special Education with a focus on planning within the UDL framework to increase student engagement and provide access to high standards for all learners. During her time at the Henderson she served as a New Teacher Developer and as the Mathematics Facilitator, developing and coordinating mathematics professional development and serving as a liaison between the Mathematics department and staff. In 2013, Kristen was chosen as a Field Advisor to SWIFT, a Department of Education funded organization focused on promoting equity in schools for all learners. During her time as a field advisor, she was appointed to represent Henderson at the SWIFT National Conference in Washington D.C. where she shared instructional practices that have led to achievement of all learners.