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Alumni Notes

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Alumni Notes

The Rev. Jennifer Grumhaus Daly ’84 and Michelle Sanchez ’97, M.Ed. ’98, and Ed.D. ’10, co-founders of the Epiphany School in Dorchester, recently established the Bridge Boston Charter School. Daly will be the principal and Sanchez will serve on the board of the new school, which is slated to open this fall in Jamaica Plain. The school will focus on the whole child and work to remove health and social obstacles that hinder student learning.

Renée Greenfield, Ph.D. ’11 received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Outstanding Graduate Student Member of the Year award at the council’s national convention in April in Washington, D.C.

Cleveland State University assistant professor Justin Perry ’08 has been appointed director of the university’s Center for Urban Education.

Selcuk Sirin, Ph.D. ’03 was recently awarded tenure at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Michael O’Leary, Ph.D. ’99 was appointed director of postgraduate studies in education at St Patrick’s College in Dublin, Ireland.

Meredith Dadigan ’06, who teaches at the Aspire Titan Academy in Los Angeles County, was named California Charter Schools teacher of the year. Watch these YouTube videos about her teaching and her acceptance speech.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Kerry Kennedy ’10 is working to rebuild a neglected high school library in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Watch a YouTube video of some of her efforts.

Long Island, New York, educational consultant Christina Cacioppo Bertsch ’96 co-authored Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010) with Susan Yellin.

Mariel Perlow ’10 is teaching special education for fourth through sixth grades with Teach for America in Richmond, California.

Lauren Carfora ’08, M.A. ’09 teaches third grade and Christine Allen ’08 teaches math and science to middle-school girls at St. Aloysius, a Jesuit school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

Lisa Famularo, Ph.D. ’07 and Nina Zockoff, M.Ed. ’10 work together at the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy in Cambridge.  

Rick Cass ’82, M.Ed. ’86, Ph.D. ’07 received this year’s prestigious Ernest R. Caverly Award from the Brookline Education Foundation in recognition of his professional achievements and contributions to the Brookline elementary schools. Only two awards are given annually, one to an elementary school educator and another to a high school educator.