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Karen Drezner
Executive Director

Karen Drezner joined the Lynch Leadership Academy in November 2016.  As the Executive Director, she is eager to work with the team to build on LLA's existing strengths, in order to deepen and broaden its impact regionally and nationally. Karen has been committed to improving educational opportunities for and fostering the resiliency of children and families living in urban communities for over two decades. More...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Caitlin Yaeger McCorkle
Assistant Director, Operations

Caitlin McCorkle is currently the Assistant Director for Operations at the Lynch Leadership Academy. In this role she collaborates with the executive director on strategy and implementation, oversees operations, technology, and project management, and manages the Academy's financial and human capital systems. Previously she held the role of Program and Administration Specialist at the Academy, where she planned and managed projects and events. 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

Courtney Sheppeck

Principal, Murphy K-8 School

Geoff Rose

Principal, Perry K-8 School

Ben Rockoff

Resident Principal, JP Manning School

Darlene Ratliff

Principal, Higginson-Lewis K-8 School

Sarah Peteraf

Assistant Principal, Spark Academy

Jillian Pace

Principal Fellow, Brooke High School

Roger Oser

Principal, Ostigy High School

James Nardo

Middle School Principal, Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School

Michelle Morrissey

Dean of Humanities, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Farida Mama

Resident Principal, UP Academy Leonard

Michael Lister

Assistant Principal, Saltonstall School

Samantha Johnson

Assistant Principal, City on a Hill New Bedford

Sarah Herman

Principal, Our Sisters' School

Sean Guthrie

Resident Principal, Curley K-8 School

Courtney Gosselin

Assistant Principal, Bowditch School

Jay Goldrick

Principal, Nativity Prep New Bedford

Mona Ford
Mona Ford

Principal, Winship Elementary School

Matt Dunkel
Matt Dunkel

Math Coach, Vassal Lane Upper School

Rene Dickhaut

Principal, Clifford School

Sarah Dent

Assistant Principal, Chelsea High School

Brittny DeMatteo

Inclusion Specialist, City on a Hill Circuit Street

Kellie Carroll
Kellie Carroll

Assistant Principal, St. Agatha School

Glenn Burns

Principal, Collins Middle School

Kristin Blanchette
Kristin Blanchette

Principal, Trinity Catholic Academy Lower Campus

Emily Berman
Emily Berman

Resident Principal, William Russell School

Michael Baulier
Michael Baulier

Resident Principal, Mozart Elementary School

Meet the Alumni

Kim Wall

Principal, City on a Hill New Bedford

Adam Stumacher

Aspiring Principal Resident, Henderson K-12 School

Deborah Rooney

Principal, Lyon K-8 School

Claire Rheaume

Aspiring Principal Resident, Eliot K-8 School

Tabitha Redding

Resident Aspiring Principal, Mission Grammar School

Robert Rametti

Principal, Edwards Middle School

Dan Price

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Malden Catholic High School

Deb Opar

K-6 Literacy Coordinator, Prospect Hill Academy

Elise Mostello

Academic Dean, Conservatory Lab Charter School

Sarah McLaughlin

Principal, Frost Elementary School

Jean Larrabee

Principal, West Zone Early Elementary School

Ryan Holmes

Principal, Match Middle School

Elvis Henriquez

Aspiring Principal Resident, Warren/Prescott K-8 School

Kristen Goncalves

Aspiring Principal Resident, J.P. Manning School

Katie Grassa

Principal, Curley K-8 School

Yeshi Gaskin Lamour

Principal, Holmes Elementary School

Jonathan Diamond

Dean of Students, Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School

Joanna Davis

Lead Teacher, Match Middle School

Carmen Davis

Aspiring Principal Resident, Mozart Elementary School

Nick Cuomo

Aspiring Principal Resident, Pope John Paul II-Neponset

Leldamy Correa

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Lawrence High School

Jason Colombino

Assistant Principal, Collins Middle School

Jamie Brown

Aspiring Principal Resident, South Boston Catholic Academy

Dave Angeramo

Principal, Salem High School

Kristen Ando

Co-Leader for Curriculum and Instruction, Oliver Partnership School

Jonathan Anderson

Principal, Davis Leadership Academy

Natalie Ake

Principal, Ellison/Parks Early Education School

Marlena Afonso

Head of Operations, Bentley Elementary School

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