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Camella Scott, Senior Systems Developer

By |2023-01-13T02:06:13+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: , , |

Cam joined BDEA in 2018. Previously, she served as the Innovation Systems Designer for Boston Public Schools, where she worked to improve processes that enable the spread of innovation throughout the district. Prior to that, she measured program impact for Metanoia Community Development Corporation. Cam is a former Education Pioneer Fellow, Bonner Leader alumna, and [...]

Chanté Bonds, Math Teacher, Department Head

By |2020-09-14T19:22:47+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: , |

Chanté graduated from Bentley University in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Information Design and Corporate Communication. In 2010 she received her Master's degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After a short stint in the business world as an Operations Manager at Brown Brother's Harriman, Chanté changed careers and was an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach [...]

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Sadiyyah Mahdi, Biology Teacher

By |2023-01-13T01:53:13+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: , |

Sadiyyah Mahdi was born on Mars, but as she viewed that big blue orb in the night sky, she knew the red planet was only the start of her journey. After many weeks of training in their 20s, Mahdi was finally able to make a jump large enough to break free of the gravitational pull. [...]

Owen Thomas, Humanities Teacher

By |2020-03-26T15:15:10+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: , |

Owen Thomas has taught critical history in Boston for the past 7 years. For the first 4 years, he worked at Diploma Plus, an alternative program housed with Charlestown High School. There, Owen helped to lead the history team and develop curriculum that broke down the artificial walls placed between the school and the community [...]

Akshata Kadagathur, Humanities Teacher

By |2020-12-11T15:53:10+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: , |

Akshata is part of BDEA’s Humanities team, where she teaches literature courses. Prior to BDEA, Akshata completed her practicum with the Sheltered English Immersion team at Charlestown High School and worked as part of the School-Community Partnerships team at Boston Public Schools, and at Boston Arts Academy. She is licensed in English Language Arts and [...]

Aaron Stone, Science Teacher

By |2020-03-30T19:07:32+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: , |

Aaron Stone began his career teaching 8th grade biology at Community Charter School of Cambridge. At the same time, he honored his commitment to service by joining the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. In 2009, Aaron joined Boston Day and Evening Academy. Aaron has been a Boston Teachers Union Representative, and a member of the school’s [...]

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Crystal Shah, Science Teacher

By |2020-03-26T14:58:58+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: , |

Crystal joined the BDEA team in 2017 as a science teacher. Previously, Crystal taught at Chelsea High School as a science teacher for English Language Learners. She also works at CityLab at Boston University, where she teaches biotechnology and biomedical science through inquiry-based experimentation. She is interested in the connections between education and neuroscience and [...]

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John Pike, Math Teacher

By |2020-03-26T15:01:29+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: , |

John is a career changer who moved to Boston from Vermont in 2012 to participate in the Boston Teacher Residency Program, where he earned his Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts - Boston. Prior to changing careers and becoming a math teacher at BDEA in 2014, John was the Director of Finance and [...]

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