Meet The Team

Get to know our Leadership Team


Dominique NuteSchool Leader

In 2007, after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dominique joined Teach for America and became a corps member of the New York City region. She taught 6th and 8th grade English Language Arts and served as a Grade Team Leader at her placement school for three years, before joining KIPP’s TEAM Schools - Rise Academy to take on the position of teaching 8th grade Literature. In 2011, Dominique became a founding member of Baychester Middle School. During her tenure at Baychester, Dominique served as a General Education Mathematics Teacher, Teacher Leader, and Teacher Mentor. In 2016 she was selected as one of the 17 recipients of the Big Apple Award. Prior to her accepts in the Big Apple fellowship, Dominique was accepted into the Summer Principals Academy at Columbia University to pursue a Masters in School Leadership. Dominique currently serves as an Instructional Coach/Peer Collaborative Teacher at One World Middle School where she works with colleagues to implement best practices through coaching and professional development. Dominique has committed her entire professional career to improving educational outcomes for her students in the Bronx


Ifeyinwa AnakoDirector of School Affairs

Ifeyinwa Anako was most recently a 6th grade Mathematics teacher and Instructional Coach at Harlem Village Academies, where she also served as Dean of Students. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Research from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and worked as a Lab Technologist before transitioning into teaching. In 2012, Ifeyinwa was accepted into the New York Teaching Fellowship Program as a Special Education teacher and earned a Master of Science in Education from St. John’s University in 2014. Through this time, Ifeyinwa had the opportunity to teach mathematics. She began her teaching experience as a 7th grade Mathematics teacher and quickly transitioned into a leadership role as a Grade Team Leader and Mentor Teacher at Baychester Middle School. In addition to teaching, Ifeyinwa has had the opportunity of taking on additional roles such as teaching Robotics with the Harlem Children's Zone and Black Girls Rock organizations in New York City.

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

—John Maxwell