Cohort 1 Participants

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Pamela Betancurth

Joyce Busch

Nicole Clarke

Dr. Clarke has been an educator for 25 years. She is the Administrative Coordinator for Instructional Coaching in PWCS.

Michelle Collier

Mindy Cuevas Neira

Miss Cuevas is an International Teacher from Chile.  This is her second year as an ESOL teacher at Marumsco Hills Elementary School.

Joanna Gushee

Mrs. Gushee has been teaching at Unity Braxton Middle School since 2011.  She is teaching 8th-grade Language Arts. 

Kerri Hallman

Mrs. Hallman has been teaching 8th-grade science in PWCS for 9 years. She has a masters from Stony Brook University.

Liz Hernandez

Mrs. Hernandez has been teaching for sixteen years. She taught at Unity Reed High School as a special education teacher. She currently teaches English 10 and 11.

Karen Hinderliter

Olivia Jameson

Ms. Jameson has been teaching at McAuliffe Elementary School since 2021. She is the Librarian, serving students in grades K-5.

Dorothy Jones

Ms. Jones has been teaching at Kerrydale elementary school for the past 11 years. She was a 3rd-grade teacher and later transitioned into the ESOL department.

Megan Martin

Ms. Megan Martin is currently a third-grade teacher at Pattie Elementary school, where she has been teaching since 2019.

Kenya Miles

Mrs. Miles began teaching at Rippon Middle School in 2017. She taught business education classes for five years.

Gina Montelione

Ms.Montelione has been a teacher for over 20 years. She has taught all over the world in several different countries.

Samira Nasseh

Priscilla Nelson

Ms. Nelson has been teaching at Potomac Middle School since 2014.  She is a Math Specialist for grades 6-8.

Daisy Perez

Hasna Ridwan

Mrs. Ridwan has been teaching at West Gate Elementary School since 2020. She is teaching 3rd grade ESOL.

Mavis Rose-Roth

Mrs. Patterson has been the ESOL department chair at Lake Ridge Middle School since 2016, teaching language learners in grade 6-8.

Shayna Russo

Ms. Russo is in her second year of teaching at Rosa Parks Elementary. She teaches 5th grade, and her favorite subject is math.

Nancy Schieda

Mrs. Schieda has been teaching 8th grade math and algebra I at Unity Braxton Middle School since 2020.  She has a Master’s in Teaching from NJCU. 

Stephanie Schwier

Mrs. Schwier has been teaching at Pattie Elementary since 2011. She also attended Pattie as a student in 4th and 5th grade.

Matthew Walker

Matt Walker has been teaching middle school Social Studies for six years. He has worked extensively with immigrant students and developed a passion for helping English learners succeed.

Tamara Zimmerman