Our Team

Our team is made up of mission-driven, results-oriented professionals who are united by the belief that all children are capable of greatness.

Linnea Abeyta

Human Capital Manager
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Linnea Abeyta

Human Capital Manager

Linnea Abeyta is the Human Capital Manager at Bold Charter School. Ms. Abeyta's commitment to operational excellence began at a high-performing charter school in New York City, where she grew in her leadership role from Operations Manager to Director of Operations. Ms. Abeyta firmly believes that operational and academic excellence go hand in hand. She is excited to be part of the Bold team and support our teachers in providing the highest level of instruction for our students through seamless operations. Ms. Abeyta earned a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University.
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Melissa Baker

First Grade Lead Teacher
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Melissa Baker

First Grade Lead Teacher

Melissa Baker is a First Grade Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Baker’s commitment to education began recently as she decided to pursue her Maters in School Counseling. While pursuing this degree Ms. Baker is determined and committed to providing support in the classroom. Ms. Baker is excited to join a team of devoted educators who are committed to providing exceptional education to all children. Ms. Baker earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo and a Masters in Strategic Communication from Seton Hall University.
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Soi’more Cherry

First Grade Lead Teacher
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Soi’more Cherry

First Grade Lead Teacher

Soi’more Cherry is a First Grade Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Cherry’s enthusiasm for teaching began as a preschool lead teacher, after which she became a substitute teacher for grades K-5. Ms. Cherry believes deeply that by building character strength and fostering creativity, along with providing a rigorous curriculum, all students can and will surpass expectations of success. Ms. Cherry is delighted to join a team of educators who are committed to excellence and believe all children are capable of greatness. Ms. Cherry earned a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Cortland.
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Beandys De Los Santos

Kindergarten Lead Teacher
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Beandys De Los Santos

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Beandys De Los Santos is a Kindergarten Lead Teacher and the Kindergarten Grade Team Leader at Bold Charter School. Ms. De Los Santos is passionate about closing the achievement gap in education and is a strong believer that every child is capable of accomplishing their dreams. Ms. De Los Santos’ passion for teaching began as a Kindergarten Lead Teacher at a high-performing charter network in New York City. As a founding team member at Bold, Ms. De Los Santos is committed to giving all children access to a world-class education and the tools they need to succeed academically and personally.
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Leanna Dunsmore

Principal-in-Training
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Leanna Dunsmore

Principal-in-Training

Leanna Dunsmore is the Principal-in-Training at Bold Charter School. Ms. Dunsmore’s passion for teaching began as a Special Education teacher at a high-performing charter school in New York City, after which she transitioned into an Instructional Coach role. Through Ms. Dunsmore’s experience of upholding high academic expectations while adapting instruction to meet the unique needs of every student, she determined that when provided with individualized supports, all children can and will succeed. Ms. Dunsmore is thrilled to join a team of educators who are committed to excellence and believe all children are capable of greatness. Ms. Dunsmore earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University and a Masters in Childhood Education and Special Education from Touro College Graduate School of Education. ‎
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Andrew Foglia

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Andrew Foglia

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Foglia is the Founder and Executive Director of Bold Charter School. Mr. Foglia’s commitment to educational equity began during his tenure with Teach For America, during which he taught middle school math and science in Newark, NJ. After Teach For America, Mr. Foglia joined a high-performing charter school in New York City, where he was both a teacher and school leader. Mr. Foglia is dedicated to increasing access to world-class schools for all children, and leads Bold in service of that mission. Mr. Foglia earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.
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William Hennep

Athletics & Culture Coordinator
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William Hennep

Athletics & Culture Coordinator

William Hennep is the Athletics & Culture Coordinator at Bold Charter School. Mr. Hennep began his career at a high-performing charter school in New York City, where he was a teacher for four years. Mr. Hennep is excited to be a part of a community where he can help build relationships with families, and support the dreams and aspirations they have for their children's futures. Mr. Hennep is committed to giving all children access to a world-class education so that they can achieve the highest level of education, and become role-models for future generations. Mr. Hennep earned a Bachelor of Science from The Sage Colleges.
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Carson Rockefeller

Science Lead Teacher
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Carson Rockefeller

Science Lead Teacher

Carson Rockefeller is the Science Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Mr. Rockefeller believes that science is an integral part of every child's education because it builds their ability to think critically and problem solve. Mr. Rockefeller completed his undergraduate degree in Elementary Science Education from SUNY Oneonta and received his Masters from Hunter College in Elementary Science and Mathematics Education.
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Yackira Rodolis

First Grade Lead Teacher
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Yackira Rodolis

First Grade Lead Teacher

Yackira Rodolis is a First Grade Lead Teacher and the First Grade Team Leader at Bold Charter School. Ms. Rodolis’ love of teaching began when she first started working as a Montessori Preschool Teacher in Manhattan. She spent several years at the preschool level, and later decided to bring her joy and passion for teaching to the elementary level. Ms. Rodolis has been a kindergarten teacher for the past two years and is very excited to join a founding team of educators who believe in the potential of all children. Ms. Rodolis earned her Bachelors of Arts from Lehman College and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Mercy College.
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Mario Rodriguez

School Operations Manager
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Mario Rodriguez

School Operations Manager

Mario Rodriguez is the School Operations Manager at Bold Charter School. Mr. Rodriguez's commitment to operational excellence began at a high-performing charter school in Queens, where he worked as the Community Relations Coordinator. Mr. Rodriguez is extremely excited to be a part of the Bold team and to support the instructional team in providing a world-class public education by delivering operational excellence. Mr. Rodriguez attended Iona College in New Rochelle, NY where he earned a Bachelors Degree.
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Ritu Singh

Second Grade Lead Teacher
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Ritu Singh

Second Grade Lead Teacher

Ritu Singh is a Second Grade Lead Teacher and the Second Grade Team Leader at Bold Charter School. Ms. Singh’s love for teaching began at a high-performing charter school in Queens, where she taught second grade. Ms. Singh believes that excellence is a mindset and by helping students build this mindset, all children can excel and reach their goals. She is ecstatic to be a part of the Bold team where she has the opportunity to make a strong impact on the lives of children everyday. Ms. Singh earned a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Oneonta and is currently pursuing a Masters program in Literacy.
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