Site Coordinators

 

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Myra Adelmann  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friends of the Homeless

Myra joined our staff as a Site Coordinator in 2010. She has a degree in biology from Queens College, and more recently obtained a Certificate in Childrens Book Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. Myra has 15 years of experience working with underserved students in Brockton, tutoring at the elementary school level and serving as Team leader for the Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy program at the Kennedy School.

 

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Mary Briggs  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friends of the Homeless Weymouth

Mary Kearney Briggs grew up in a big family near Wessagussett beach in North Weymouth, MA. Her parents came over from Ireland and started a new life here in America after WWII. As one of six children, she had to work to pay her way through school. It took some time, but she received degrees in Music Education, Counseling and Reading. Mary taught Middle and High School Chorus and worked at the Weymouth High Guidance office, volunteered for PTO, the Norwell VNA, the Friendship Home, South Shore Day Care and raised 2 wonderful sons. She enjoys working with children, cooking, gardening, music, dancing, art, decorating, and reading. She says that, “Children are precious, funny, and curious, and I love working with them.”

 

Mark-Anthony Lewis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOCUS Family Resource Center, Attleboro

Mark-Anthony joined our staff in March, 2018. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Rhetoric and Communication and a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He served as a University Writing and Reading tutor as well as a Teaching Fellow in Business Communications. Since graduating, Mark has been combining a freelance career with creative writing and performance. He was an editorial reader for Spry Literary Magazine and a narrative designer for RatDog Videos. He brings to School on Wheels a love of language and literature and a penchant for merging these skills with creative expression.

 

Becky Michael This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Louison Center
Family Life Center

Becky joined SOWMA as the Site Coordinator for the Louison Center in the fall of 2015, and added the Family Life Center in January of 2016.  Becky earned her BA in French and her MA in teaching from Clark University in Worcester.  Upon finishing grad school, she moved to Paris to teach English.  Her next move took her to Santa Fe, NM, where she worked as the administrative assistant and family services coordinator for a Head Start program on a Native American reservation for a year and a half.  Eager to begin her teaching career, she moved to northern California where she taught high school French for five and a half years.  She has recently made her way back to her home state of Massachusetts where she now teaches middle school French.  Becky is passionate about working with youth of all ages and finds the opportunity to work for SOWMA very exciting and fulfilling.

 

Kelly Ochoa  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harbour House

Kelly has a BA in Latin American Studies from Union College. After getting her degree, she joined the Peace Corps and spent three years working on education related projects in Honduras. While in the Peace Corps, she discovered her love of learning and education so when she returned to the US, she returned to school to earn a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University. She has been teaching Spanish for the last 19 years in the Old Rochester Regional School District on the beautiful South Coast. This area is where she spent her summers as a child and where she raised her twin daughters, who are now in college  Prior to joining School on Wheels, she also taught English as a Second Language to adults in New Bedford through the Massachusetts Migrant Education Program. She is active in her local Unitarian Universalist church serving as a youth leader. When not working, Kelly enjoys running, reading and spending time at the beach with her family and dog.

 

site coordinatorLakia Small  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crescent Credit Union Learning Center
Evelyn House
Youth Division

Lakia joined SOWMA during the 2012/2013 school year. She has an AS in Early Childhood Education from Bunker Hill Community College and a dual BS in Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings/Adminstration and Supervision of Child Care Programs from the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Outside of SOWMA, Lakia works with families experiencing homelessness and at-risk families. Lakia always knew that she wanted to work with families and/or children in the at-risk population. Prior to devoting her career to the Brockton Community, Lakia worked for more than 15 years with similar populations in Boston, MA. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, being creative, cooking, shopping, giving back to the community and spending time with her teenage daughter. Lakia's passion is working with underserved families and children.

 


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Jonathan Vincent   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bolton Place, Brockton 

Jonathan Vincent joined School on Wheels of Massachusetts in March, 2018.  Jonathan holds a Masters of Education, with a specific focus on elementary literacy. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit management, and has been a tutor, educator and administrator in several inner-city school districts. He is the former state compliance coordinator for No Child Left Behind Supplemental Educational Services in Rhode Island.  Jonathan teaches middle school full-time in Fall River, Massachusetts. In his spare time, he enjoys foreign languages, film, and spending time with his wife and son.

 

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Kate Sullivan  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attleboro Teen Parent Program and Taunton Site 

Kate joined SOWMA as a Site Coordinator in Taunton and Attleboro in the Fall of 2017.  She has a PhD in Developmental Psychology and has worked with children and youth throughout her career.  Kate's academic research focused on the development of social cognition of children.  She has taught at local universities, including for the past ten years as an instructor in Psychology and Leadership Devemopment at Stonehill College.  

In her spare time, Kate enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with her family in the New Hampshire mountains.

 

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Anna Collins   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conway House, Middleboro

Anna’s a 2014 graduate of Wheelock College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Developmental Psychology with a minor in Education. She is a certified Infant, Toddler, and Preschool teacher – and is Director I and II certified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Anna’s experience includes working as an assistant teacher, lead teacher, and assistant director within early childhood education. She spent a month in Capetown, South Africa working with the South African Education and Environmental Project. In addition to teaching and education, Anna enjoys music, cooking, working out, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

 

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Sean Connell  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Resource Center, Fall River 

 

Sean Connell graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with bachelor degrees in Political Science and Women & Gender Studies. He has worked on several social justice campaigns and became an AmeriCorps VISTA member at YouthBuild, a program for at risk youth.  At VISTA, he helped with grants, case management and served as a lead teacher.  Sean equips students with GED/HiSET skill, sresume building and professional communication and networking.  Sean also oversees a community group engaging the youth of Fall River to address issues of violence and discrimination. He is passionate about education and giving every student a real chance at success. "I'm iincredibly excited to join the SOWMA team as site coordinator at the Fall River Family Resource Center!" 



 

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