Our Team

Katharine Atkins-Pattenson

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Katharine Atkins-Pattenson is a 7th grade reading and 6th and 7th grade history teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy K-8 School, a Pilot School in the Boston Public Schools. Katharine was a 2012-13 Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar at Boston College where she earned her Master’s in Secondary Education. Prior to becoming a teacher, Katharine built a college access program in rural Pennsylvania that continues to help first generation and undocumented students find the appropriate post-secondary fit while developing college and financial literacy within the community.

Jennifer Dines

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Jennifer Dines is the Special Education and Student Services Coordinator at the Gardner Pilot Academy K-8 School, a Pilot School in the Boston Public Schools. Jennifer is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of English as a New Language. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Lesley University, Northeastern University, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. More about Jennifer

Christina Kostaras

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Christina Kostaras teaches middle school English Language Learners how to communicate and problem solve like mathematicians and scientists. She works at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood.

Alice Laramore

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Alice Laramore is an 8th grade English/language arts teacher at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, a part of the Boston Public Schools. She has a degree in History and Literature from Harvard College and a Masters in Education from UMass Boston through the Boston Teacher Residency Program. The highlight of most school days for Alice is conferencing with students about their independent reading books.

Katy Ramón

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Katy Ramón teaches middle school mathematics and Algebra 1 at the Gardner Pilot Academy K-8 in the Boston Public Schools.  She holds a graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from Boston University, Boston.  Katy holds a Masters in Education and is a graduate of the Boston Teacher Residency program, University of Massachusetts, Boston.  Katy also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Marcus Penny

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Marcus Penny is a Middle School Science Teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy, a full inclusion school in Boston. Marcus holds a Master of Education from and was a Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar at Boston College. Coupled with his undergraduate experience at Morehouse College, Marcus’s experiences at BC deepened his passion to provide a quality education program rooted in social justice.

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