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.

Allyson Songe

Director of Data
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Allyson Songe

Director of Data

Allyson Songe is the Director of Data at Bold Charter School. Ms. Songe believes that data is an important tool in the learning process through its ability to inform, connect, and realize insights that drive student success. Her passion for using data to support educational achievement began in her roles as Data Manager and Director of Data and Research at a high performing charter network in Bronx, NY. Prior to working in data, Ms. Songe taught and created music curricula for K-8 instrumental and general music programs. Ms. Songe earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Northwestern State University and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Hunter College.
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Amanda Mari

Lead Teacher
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Amanda Mari

Lead Teacher

Amanda Mari is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Mari started her career in medical education research, but always knew her true passion was in K-12 education. Ms. Mari is passionate about ensuring every student receives a high-quality education that gives them the knowledge and confidence to pursue their future aspirations. She is excited to join a team of educators that encourages students to reach their full potential. Ms. Mari earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Statistics from CUNY Hunter College.
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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 improving public education 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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Bryant Tapia

Sports Teacher
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Bryant Tapia

Sports Teacher

Bryant Tapia is a Sports Teacher at Bold Charter School. Mr. Tapia 's passion for working in sports was inspired by his high school wrestling coach and physical education teacher. Through the hard work in the vigorous sport of wrestling he developed a deep admiration for the field of physical education and its importance for youth development. He has been teaching youth sports for the past 10 years working with children ages 3 to 10 at Manhattan’s largest sports complex. He also worked in an after school program as a sports specialist, teaching elementary and middle school sports, fitness, and nutrition. Mr. Tapia earned a Bachelor of Science from CUNY York College and a Master of Science in Exercise Science from CUNY Queens College.
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Cait Hagan

Lead Teacher
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Cait Hagan

Lead Teacher

Cait Hagan is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Cait’s passion for teaching is driven by her deep belief in the potential of all children. She is committed toward creating a classroom that fosters a love of learning, spreads kindness and empowers individuality through building authentic relationships with her students. Ms. Hagan is thrilled to be a part of an enthusiastic team of educators who have dedicated themselves to excellence and making a positive impact. Ms. Hagan earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in from the University of Virginia as well as a Masters of Arts Dual Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Relay Graduate School of Education.
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Cara O'Neill

Lead Teacher
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Cara O'Neill

Lead Teacher

Cara O'Neill is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Cara’s passion for education was solidified through experiences working in local elementary schools during her time as a student at Bucknell University. Cara believes in creating an inclusive classroom community that will best support students' socio-emotional learning, academic achievement, and provide them with tools that will allow them to thrive both in and out of the classroom. Cara graduated from Bucknell University with bachelor's degrees in Education and Sociology, and is currently a Corps Member with Teach For America, pursuing a masters in Early Childhood at Relay Graduate School of Education.
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Caroline Chang

Director of Literacy
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Caroline Chang

Director of Literacy

Caroline Chang is the Director of Literacy at Bold Charter School. Ms. Chang's own love of reading and literature has developed into a commitment to supporting all students as they grow into lifelong readers and develop their own ideas and voices. Ms. Chang started her career teaching 6th grade ELA in Passaic, NJ with Teach For America. She then taught middle and high school English for nine years at an independent school in New York City, where she worked on developing and refining curriculum in addition to teaching multiple grade levels. Ms. Chang earned a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Arts in English from Middlebury College.
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Carson Rockefeller

Labsite Teacher
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Carson Rockefeller

Labsite Teacher

Carson Rockefeller is a Labsite Teacher at Bold Charter School. Carson believes that the strongest education is one that teaches the whole child, builds authentic relationships with students and families, and promotes critical thinking and problem-solving. Carson completed his undergraduate degree in Elementary Science Education at SUNY Oneonta and received his Masters from Hunter College in Elementary Science and Mathematics Education.
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Celine Peña

Lead Teacher
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Celine Peña

Lead Teacher

Celine Peña is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Peña's passion for teaching came from her drive to give back to her Bronx community. Often taking time to volunteer and work at local Bronx organizations, she learned to love working with her students and helping them reach their academic goals. Now working at Bold, she is excited to join a group of educators who have similar, aligned passions. Ms. Peña earned her Bachelor's degree at Hunter College and is now continuing her studies there, pursuing a Master's in Education.
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Christina Oros

Director of Strive: Special Education
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Christina Oros

Director of Strive: Special Education

Christina Oros is the Director of Strive: Special Education at Bold Charter School. Ms. Oros began her career as a speech-language pathologist and believes that access to communication is essential to education. She has worked in a variety of roles at the middle school level, including speech therapist, reading intervention instructor, and IEP compliance coordinator. She is committed to ensuring that all learners receive appropriate support and have access to their curriculum. Ms. Oros earned a Bachelor of Arts from Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Brooklyn and a Masters of Science from CUNY Hunter College.
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Connor Gilligan

Science Lead Teacher
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Connor Gilligan

Science Lead Teacher

Connor Gilligan is a Science Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Mr. Gilligan’s passion for education started at an early age, when he would stay after school to help his elementary school teachers set up the science experiments for the class. He continued to build upon this passion in college as a natural science instructor at a middle school summer camp. Mr. Gilligan believes in learning through hands-on experimentation and creative exploration of complex science concepts. Mr. Gilligan is determined to provide exceptional science education to every K-1 student at Bold this year. Mr. Gilligan graduated from John Jay College with a bachelors in Anthropology with a focus on health and culture.
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Daphne Kass

Lead Teacher
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Daphne Kass

Lead Teacher

Daphne Kass is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Kass is determined to inspire a love of learning in all kids and to provide the foundation for them to pursue any goals they desire later in life. Ms. Kass earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, History, and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently a Teach for America Corps Member.
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Davin Wynter

Lead Teacher
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Davin Wynter

Lead Teacher

Davin Wynter is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. During his undergraduate years at Hunter College, Davin’s passion for becoming a lifelong learner developed as an English Literature and Criticism major. During these years, he recognized the staggering lack of representation in staff and the student body. He volunteered as a tutor in the Bronx, which sparked his interest in education and his mission to establish education as an enjoyable, lasting journey throughout life. Davin’s commitment to making learning accessible for all students is rooted in his belief that students can achieve in every field of human endeavor. Davin earned a Master of Science in Education and an Advanced Certification in Childhood Special Education from Hunter College.
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Dianna Devito

School Operations Manager
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Dianna Devito

School Operations Manager

Dianna Devito is a School Operations Manager at Bold Charter School. Dianna's passion for working with children started when she worked as an office coordinator for a pre-school summer program where she found fulfillment in watching students learn and grow. Since then, she has become a dedicated operations professional and previously led the school operations team at a high-performing charter school in New York City. She is committed to ensuring schools operate at a high level to best support Bold students, staff, and families. Dianna earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Syracuse University.
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Diego Tasso

Director of Math
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Diego Tasso

Director of Math

Diego Tasso is the Director of Math at Bold Charter School. Diego’s educational journey started with Teach for America in Newark, NJ where it blossomed into a lifelong passion for math excellence and educational equity. Diego has nine years of work experience in urban education both as a teacher and as an administrator. His experience working in high performing urban districts has taught him that high math achievement is only possible when math is accessible, fun, and rigorous. Diego is committed to building strong math classrooms as we work to offer our students a world-class education at Bold. Diego earned a Bachelor of Science from NYU and is looking forward to completing a Master’s of Curriculum and Teaching at Columbia University.
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Eidry Estevez

Lead Teacher
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Eidry Estevez

Lead Teacher

Eidry Estevez is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Estevez always had an inkling that she wanted to work with children, but her passion was ignited after taking a college course in K-12 Education Policy. This course inspired her advocacy for equitable and high quality education in low income and disinvested neighborhoods. As a Bronx native herself, she is excited to join a team that is committed and proactive toward the same mission. She hopes to provide her students with the tools to be their best selves. Ms. Estevez earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education Studies at Barnard College.
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Estefany Rangel Hernandez

Teaching Fellow
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Estefany Rangel Hernandez

Teaching Fellow

Estefany Rangel is a Teaching Fellow at Bold Charter School. Estefany has always wanted to work with children and her passion was confirmed during an internship with a kindergarten class when she was only 17. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Hunter College she decided to continue her studies at Hunter and pursue a gradate degree in early childhood education. After completing her first year as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, she is excited to join a team that is committed to helping students reach their full potential. She hopes to provide her students with the tools to be their best selves and to do so by them in recognizing the curiosity, power, and potential within themselves, both inside and out of the classroom.
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Haley Resnick

Teaching Fellow
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Haley Resnick

Teaching Fellow

Haley Resnick is a Teaching Fellow at Bold Charter School. Haley has always found herself working within education, becoming a tutor as soon as she entered middle school. Haley strives to pursue educational equity and create a classroom where students are eager to learn and feel comfortable being themselves. Haley earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Georgetown University, with a minor in Education, Inquiry, and Justice. Haley is currently a Corps Member with Teach for America, pursuing a masters in Education at Hunter College School of Education.
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Hayoung Hwang

Science Lead Teacher
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Hayoung Hwang

Science Lead Teacher

Hayoung Hwang is a Science Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. When she immigrated to the States in second grade, her teacher paved the way for kindling a joy for learning and engaging with her peers, above all cultural barriers. As a teacher, she aspires to spark such everyday moments of joy that become the impetus for her students. Hayoung earned her Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University.
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Isaiah Rice

Leadership Fellow
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Isaiah Rice

Leadership Fellow

Isaiah Rice is a Leadership Fellow at Bold Charter School, whose passion for teaching began after trying to teach his niece how to read. Isaiah believes education is the cornerstone of a successful future and that every child deserves an inclusive and high quality experience to get closer to their dreams. Isaiah spent the first two years of his career in education teaching Kindergarten through Second Grade, three years teaching Fifth Grade English Language Arts, and spent two more years being an Assistant Principal at a high performing NYC Charter School. Isaiah graduated from Bard College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies.
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Jennifer Sciarrino

Science Lead Teacher
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Jennifer Sciarrino

Science Lead Teacher

Jenny Sciarrino is a Science Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School.  Ms. Sciarrino's passion for equity in education began when she joined Teach for America in Washington, DC. Ms. Sciarrino taught science for four years in DC Public Schools before moving to New York. Ms. Sciarrino is thrilled to spark curiosity in her students through science. Ms. Sciarrino earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Education degree from Johns Hopkins University.
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Jenny Wolfe

Lead Teacher
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Jenny Wolfe

Lead Teacher

Jenny Wolfe is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Jenny’s passion for education started with her time as a big sister through Big Brother Big Sister and as a virtual tutor during the pandemic. She began her work in the classroom teaching math in Nashville, TN as a Corps Member with Teach For America. She strives to build a classroom community where students grow socially, emotionally and academically to ensure their success inside and outside of the classroom. Jenny earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at College of the Holy Cross.
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Jessica Highland

Lead Teacher
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Jessica Highland

Lead Teacher

Jessica Highland is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Highland’s passion for teaching began with her experiences tutoring elementary and middle school-aged students in Washington, D.C. throughout college. Raised by her educator parents, Ms. Highland developed a love and appreciation for learning early on. She is delighted by the opportunity to support students in recognizing the curiosity, power, and potential within themselves, inside and out of the classroom. Ms. Highland earned a Bachelors of Science from Georgetown University.
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Jewel Watson

Sports Teacher
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Jewel Watson

Sports Teacher

Jewel Watson is a Sports Teacher and Basketball Coach at Bold Charter School. With a deep love for athletics and a commitment to nurturing students' physical abilities, Coach Watson brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to our sports programs. She has honed her skills through years of practical experience and continuous professional development. She is well-versed in a wide range of sports, field games, physical fitness and nutrition. Her expertise extends to both individual and team-based sports, allowing her to offer comprehensive training and support to our students. Coach Watson’s coaching philosophy centers around promoting sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal growth. She firmly believes that sports not only develop physical fitness but also instill valuable life skills such as discipline, resilience, and leadership. By creating a positive and inclusive learning environment, Coach Watson empowers students of all skill levels to strive for excellence, set and achieve their goals, and enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle. She is actively involved in our school's physical education curriculum development and collaborates with other faculty members to create engaging and dynamic lessons that cater to diverse student interests and abilities. Outside of school, Coach Watson continues to pursue her own athletic endeavors. She runs a summer basketball tournament in New York City. She is a Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Basketball Trainer who stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in sports training techniques. This dedication and ongoing learning allows her to provide our students with the best possible guidance and support.
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Joana Garcia

Senior Operations Associate
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Joana Garcia

Senior Operations Associate

Joana Garcia is a Senior Operations Associate at Bold. Joana is passionate about supporting students and ensuring their success and excited to join the team at Bold. She finds immense satisfaction in witnessing students thrive and believes that every child deserves an equal opportunity to excel academically and personally. Prior to joining Bold, Joana worked as an Operations Associate at a high performing charter school in Harlem. Joana earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University-Idaho.
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Karen Guerrero

Mentor Teacher
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Karen Guerrero

Mentor Teacher

Karen Guerrero is a Mentor Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Guerrero’s love for education began when she studied abroad in Cusco, Peru and worked as a teaching assistant for students with disabilities. She also spent time working with high school students as a counselor. Ms. Guerrero believes that relationship-building, individualized support, a positive classroom environment, and high expectations ensure that all children are successful. Ms. Guerrero is excited to be part of a team of educators who are committed to excellence, and believe that all children are capable of academic success. Ms. Guerrero earned a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oneonta.
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Kate Watkins

Director of People Operations
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Kate Watkins

Director of People Operations

Kate Watkins is the Director of People Operations at Bold Charter School. Ms. Watkins has worked in education management throughout her career, both in charter schools and international education, with a focus on increasing access to education and opportunity. She is passionate about building and developing strong teams and what’s possible when people come together around a shared mission and vision. She is inspired by the team at Bold and looks forward to supporting Bold’s growth and impact. Ms. Watkins earned her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College in New York City.
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Keyron Jarvis

Chess Lead
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Keyron Jarvis

Chess Lead

Keyron Jarvis is the Chess Lead at Bold Charter School. Coach Jarvis has been teaching chess for the past 7 years. He got his start with Chess-In-Schools as a Tournament Director and Coach before joining a high-performing charter school in New York City, where he taught chess. Coach Jarvis is dedicated to using his passion for chess to help students become critical and analytical thinkers. Coach Jarvis is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Medgar Evers College.
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Leah McGee-Gold

Teaching Fellow
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Leah McGee-Gold

Teaching Fellow

Leah McGee-Gold is a Teaching Fellow at Bold Charter School. Ms. McGee-Gold’s passion for working with children began in high school, where she worked as an assistant teacher in a daycare. Inspired by the children’s progress and growth over the years, she knew she wanted to become an educator. While pursuing her degree, Ms. McGee-Gold nannied for several families across the city. She recently graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Astrophysics and Philosophy. Ms. McGee-Gold is excited to join a team of educators who are committed to empowering students to achieve their full potential.
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Leslie Santana

Mentor Teacher
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Leslie Santana

Mentor Teacher

Leslie Santana is a Mentor Teacher at Bold Charter School. Leslie’s passion for teaching began at Bold and was driven by her belief that every child should receive an exceptional education. Ms. Santana is determined to help students achieve academic success and social-emotional growth by upholding high academic expectations, building character, and fostering creativity. Ms. Santana is thrilled to be part of a team of educators who are committed to excellence and believe all children are capable of greatness. Ms. Santana earned a Bachelor of Science degree at SUNY Oneonta.
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Livia Angiolillo

Managing Director of Schools
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Livia Angiolillo

Managing Director of Schools

Livia Angiolillo is the Managing Director of Schools at Bold Charter School. Prior to joining Bold, Livia worked with Ascend Public Charter Schools, where she served as the Principal of Brooklyn Ascend High School, Interim Principal of Brownsville Ascend Middle School, and Interim Director of Grades 5-12. Preceding her time at Ascend, Livia co-founded Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School, a high-performing high school in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Livia also participated in three Uncommon Schools fellowship programs, served as an Education Pioneer, and held positions at Harlem RBI DREAM Charter School and the Legal Aid Society Education Advocacy Project. Livia holds a bachelor's in English and fine arts from Amherst College, a joint MA/EdM in education organization and leadership from Columbia University's Teachers College, and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.
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Lola Sanchez-Carrion

Mentor Teacher
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Lola Sanchez-Carrion

Mentor Teacher

Lola Sanchez-Carrion is a Mentor Teacher at Bold Charter School. Lola’s love for teaching began when she worked as a 6th and 7th Grade ELA teacher in Miami, Florida. She believes that all students deserve a school that invites them to be their true, authentic selves, while holding them to the highest standards. She has also worked as a 6th Grade English Teacher in Manhattan and taught high school students from across the world through The American School of Lima in Peru. Lola earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Childhood Education at Hunter College.
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Lucia Zerbino

Mentor Teacher
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Lucia Zerbino

Mentor Teacher

Lucia Zerbino is a Mentor Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Zerbino’s love for education and teaching started when she was a tutor during high school in Montevideo, Uruguay. Ms. Zerbino believes every child deserves a world class education filled with joy for learning and the tools necessary to pursue their dreams. She is very excited and grateful to work with a team of inspiring educators. Ms. Zerbino earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Childhood Special Education at Hunter College.
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Margaret Vorhaben

Mentor Teacher
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Margaret Vorhaben

Mentor Teacher

Margaret Vorhaben is a Mentor Teacher at Bold Charter School. Ms. Vorhaben’s passion for working with children began in college, where she was a camp counselor and youth supervisor for elementary-aged students. She previously worked as a First Grade integrated co-teacher at a high-performing charter school in New York City. Ms. Vorhaben believes that all children are capable of success and is committed to helping them achieve their full potential. She enjoys fostering relationships with students beyond the classroom by getting to know their individual goals and interests. She is thrilled to work alongside a team that cultivates a welcoming and inclusive school community. Ms. Vorhaben earned a Bachelors of Arts from Barnard College in Manhattan.
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Marin Malki

Lead Teacher
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Marin Malki

Lead Teacher

Marin Malki is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. Marin’s passion for teaching became clear in college, tutoring middle school refugees. These students regularly shared they weren’t being challenged in school, which led to an increased desire to hold all students to high academic expectations. Marin is committed to collaborating with students, their families, and communities to fully support the whole child in pursuing their goals with confidence. Marin earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Loyola University Maryland.
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Martina Dwomoh

School Psychologist
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Martina Dwomoh

School Psychologist

Martina Dwomoh is a certified School Psychologist at Bold Charter School. Mrs. Dwomoh aims to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. She is committed to identifying barriers impacting students' emotional wellbeing, improving the educational experiences of children and adolescents, and providing a supportive learning environment that strengthens connections between home, school, and the community for all students. Mrs. Dwomoh received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh and her Master of Education in School Psychology from Long Island University. She has experience working with not-for-profit agencies that provide services to individuals diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). Mrs. Dwomoh loves working as a team with students, families/faculty, and is available to provide support in person, via telephone, or by email.
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Matt Gould

Chief Financial Officer
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Matt Gould

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Gould is the founding Chief Financial Officer at Bold Charter School. Mr. Gould began his career as a management consultant where he focused on operational efficiency before moving to the non-profit sector to pursue his passion of advocating for educational equity. Mr. Gould's commitment to education was deeply ingrained in him from an early age by his mom, who was a public school teacher for over 40 years. He has spent the past 17 years as an enterprise and operations leader at two education-reform organizations, Teach for America and Educators for Excellence, and is excited to bring those skills to Bold to support its efforts to educate our next generation of leaders. Mr. Gould earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University.
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Orquidia Rodriguez

Senior Operations Associate
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Orquidia Rodriguez

Senior Operations Associate

Orquidia Rodriguez is a Senior Operations Associate at Bold Charter School. Her passion for operations management came at a young age running her family business, which led her to complete a degree in operations management at Baruch College.  Following her graduation, she started her work in education and found her purpose doing the work she loves, while inspiring and encouraging kids to reach their full potential. She is excited to be part of a team that strives to lead and empower one another to grow.
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Patricia Harrington

Associate Labsite Teacher
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Patricia Harrington

Associate Labsite Teacher

Ms. Harrington is an Associate Labsite Teacher at Bold. Ms. Harrington grew up in Southern Delaware and moved to New York in 2018 and began teaching at a charter school in Brooklyn. She taught 3rd and 4th grade and absolutely fell in love with teaching. Ms. Harrington believes that all students deserve the highest quality education and that teachers are imperative to shaping minds and, ultimately, a better society.
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Rebecca Scognamiglio

Director of Teaching and Learning
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Rebecca Scognamiglio

Director of Teaching and Learning

Rebecca Scognamiglio is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Bold Charter School. Ms. Scognamiglio is passionate about working collaboratively to ensure all students have access to rigorous, engaging and supportive learning environments. She began her career as a member of New York City Teaching Fellows teaching high school science in the Bronx. Ms. Scognamiglio then joined a high performing charter network serving as a Specials Projects Manager, Instructional Coach, and founding School Director. Under her leadership, the school won the National Blue Ribbon Award and regularly had among the highest pass rates in New York State. Ms. Scognamiglio earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University and a Master of Science in Education from Lehman College.
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Shade Chapman-Au

Strategy and Operations Manager
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Shade Chapman-Au

Strategy and Operations Manager

Shade Chapman-Au is the Strategy and Operations Manager at Bold Charter School. Shade’s career has been dedicated to providing resources so that students can achieve their full potential, from classroom instruction in Taiwan to operational support at an education non-profit in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shade is thrilled to be a part of the Bold Team, and to support strategic and operational success. Shade attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in English.
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Soi’more Cherry

Mentor Teacher
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Soi’more Cherry

Mentor Teacher

Soi’more Cherry is a Mentor 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 work with 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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Suleidy De La Cruz

Teaching Fellow
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Suleidy De La Cruz

Teaching Fellow

Suleidy De La Cruz was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, where she spent her high school years tutoring and working with students in various capacities. After moving to the Bronx, she attended Bronx Community College where she obtained her Associates in Liberal Arts degree, followed by a bachelor's degree in Education and Child Study from Smith College. Her passion for education stems from her belief that education is the key to sustainable change. As a first generation college student, she has witnessed the transformative power of education, and is dedicated to fostering and creating opportunities for all students. Ms. De La Cruz believes that all students are capable of achieving greatness regardless of where they come from.
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Tatiana Ambarsom

Lead Teacher
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Tatiana Ambarsom

Lead Teacher

Tatiana Ambarsom is a Lead Teacher at Bold Charter School. She believes that in a rigorous, inclusive environment, all students can and will learn mathematics. In doing so, all students will continue to foster a relentless pursuit of excellence and curiosity. Tatiana earned a Master of Science in Math Education from St. John's University.
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Theresa Rodriguez

Teaching Fellow
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Theresa Rodriguez

Teaching Fellow

Theresa Rodriguez is a Teaching Fellow at Bold Charter School. Theresa always knew she wanted to be an educator and has worked with students across NYC in a variety of ways, ranging from teaching dance classes, tutoring, student teaching, and helping high schoolers apply to college and career-training programs through her professional work. Theresa is a first-generation graduate from Pace University with a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education. She is deeply passionate about promoting educational equity and is currently a 2023 Teach for America corps member. Ms. Rodriguez is excited to connect with and advocate for students, families, and the greater school community alongside a team of wonderful educators at Bold.
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Thomas Khadoo

Business Operations Manager
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Thomas Khadoo

Business Operations Manager

Thomas Khadoo is the Business Operations Manager at Bold Charter School. Mr. Khadoo's passion for utilizing business as a vehicle for social change began as a Marketing Assistant for a nonprofit specializing in nonpartisan news. Mr. Khadoo is especially excited to be a part of the Bold Team and support school-wide functions through operational excellence. Mr. Khadoo earned a Bachelor of Science from New York University.
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Zach Biedermann

School Psychologist
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Zach Biedermann

School Psychologist

Zach Biedermann is a certified School Psychologist at Bold Charter School. Mr. Biedermann believes in a collaborative, problem-solving model as he works with a student's entire team to help them achieve their full potential. He recognizes that each student is on a unique path and that it is beneficial to understand how a student functions both in and out of the classroom. He is committed to forming strong connections and positive relationships with the families he works with in an effort to increase student success. Mr. Biedermann received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University. Additionally, he earned his Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology, and Concentration in Early Intervention from Northeastern University.
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