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Thaly Germain


Thaly Germain
Executive Director

As Executive Director, Thaly oversees program strategy, development, and implementation for the Lynch Leadership Academy. Most recently, she served as the executive director of aligned staff at New Leaders. More...



Joseph Dolan
Leadership Effectiveness Director

Before joining the Lynch Leadership Academy team in October 2014, Joe Dolan served as the founding principal of the Cambridge High School Extension Program, a non-traditional high school sponsored by the Cambridge Public Schools, for the past ten years. In his time in Cambridge, he was responsible for designing and developing all aspects of the school, which has graduated 300 students since its inception. More...



Jenne Grant
Leadership Effectiveness Director

Jenne’s work is centered on ensuring that principals are able to apply the new knowledge and skills learned in other aspects of the fellowship as they strive to create change and continually improve their schools to raise student achievement. More...



Melissa Martin
Leadership Effectiveness Director

Melissa is responsible for designing and delivering curriculum and providing individualized support to Academy Fellows. This year she will be supporting the cohort of aspiring principals. More...



Bisi Oyedele
Leadership Effectiveness Director

Bisi Oyedele joined the Lynch Leadership Academy in July 2014. As a Leadership Effectiveness Director, he is responsible for designing and delivering curriculum and providing individualized support to Academy Fellows. This year, along with Melissa Martin, Bisi will be supporting the cohort of aspiring principals. More...



Caitlin Yaeger McCorkle
Program and Administration Specialist

Caitlin plans and manages projects and events while supporting the Academy’s Executive Director, Thaly Germain. Prior to joining the Lynch Leadership Academy, Caitlin taught middle school science and social studies as a Teach For America corps member in Memphis, Tennessee. More...

Pat McQuillan


Patrick McQuillan
Consulting Faculty

Pat has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Brown University. He teaches secondary and elementary social studies methods courses and also offers seminars on qualitative research and experiential education. More...

Meet the Cohort

Gerald Yung

Principal, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School

Meghan Welch

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Harvard-Kent Elementary School

Lisa Warshafsky

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Mission Grammar School

Andrew Vega

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Phineas Bates Elementary School

Rochelle Valdez

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Joseph J. Hurley K-8 School

Patrick Tutwiler

Headmaster, Brighton High School

Courtney Smith

Lower School Principal, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Maureen Simmons

Principal, St. Agatha School

Valecia Saunders

Headmaster, McKinley Schools

Gene Roundtree

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Eliot K-8 Innovation School

Adam Renda

Principal, Crocker Elementary School

Sonya Pratt-Masso

Principal, City on a Hill II

Katie Pereira

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Excel Academy Orient Heights

Mark Pellegrino

Principal, Gardner High School

Mark O'Connor

Resident Fellow, William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School

Sarah Morland

High School Principal, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Eileen McLaughlin

Principal, Mount Alvernia High School

Karen McCarthy

Principal, Curtis Guild Elementary

Michelle Knoebel

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Renaissance Charter Public School

Sara Hosmer

Principal, Martin E. Young School

Jocelyn Goodwin

Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School

John Elder

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Phoenix Academy Lawrence

Brett Dickens

Principal, Boston Community Leadership Academy

Stacy Ciprich

Assistant Principal, Lawrence High School

Emily Bryan

Resident Fellow, Warren/Prescott K-8 School

Erin Borthwick

Principal, Wolfgang Mozart Elementary School

Cristin Berry

Principal, City on a Hill I

Stacy Andrade

Assistant Principal, Lawrence Catholic Academy

Meet the Alumni

Megan Webb

Resident Fellow, Orchard Gardens K-8 School

Samantha Varano

Assistant Principal, Thomas A. Edison K-8 School

Marjorie Soto

Principal, Joseph J. Hurley Dual Language School

Mistie Parsons

Head of School, Phoenix Charter Academy

Abidemi Bisi Oyedele

Executive Director, MATCH Charter Public High School

Tom Nunan, Jr.

Principal, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School

Katharine Needham

Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School

Pauline Lugira

Resident Fellow, The Dever/McCormack Middle School

Alex Lisak

Principal, Academy of the Pacific Rim

Deborah Langlois

Principal, Gardner Middle School

Kelly M. Hung

Principal, Phineas Bates Elementary School

Nicole Gittens

Principal, Urban Science Academy

Lisa Gilbert-Smith

Principal, Another Course to College

Jason Gallagher

Principal, Harvard Kent Elementary School

Christine Ann Evans

Principal, Saint Paul School

Aliece M. Dutson

Assistant Principal, Mission Grammar School

Jenna Cramer

Principal, Kilmer K-8 School

Robby Chisholm

Resident Fellow, Mather Elementary School

Stephanie Callahan

Head of Lower School, Salem Academy

Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes

Principal, Manning School

Emily Bozeman

Resident Fellow, The Elliot K-8 School

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