Dominique Nute - Proposed School Leader and Planning Team Member
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 Anako - Planning Team Member
Ifeyinwa Anako is a current Dean of Students at the Harlem Village Academy Charter School. 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 leader 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.
Kate Mobley - Planning Team Member
Kate Mobley currently teaches 8th Grade Literature and serves as the Grade Team leader at Harlem Village Academy. Kate earned her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies/Urban Studies and her Master Degree in Language, Literacy and Culture from Indiana University. Kate has concentrations in secondary English Language Arts and English as a Second Language Instruction. Throughout college, she traveled through volunteer and internships experiences, which included studying in Costa Rica and teaching in Spain. She is entering her 9th year in education. She taught high school English as a Second Language for five years in Indianapolis, Indiana where she also built out a social justice student club and became active in education policy. In 2013, she left the classroom and moved to New York City to work in education policy, but later returned to teaching in 2014 as a 9th and 10th grade Literature teacher and Reading Specialist at Achievement First in Brooklyn, NY. She has expertise in English literature, reading/writing instruction, and coaching students towards grade-level literacy habits and skills.
Meghan Gillispie - Planning Team Member
Meghan Gillispie is a Learning and Development Consultant at Vanguard in Philadelphia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Boston College, Master of Science in Secondary Special Education from City College of New York, Master of Education in School Building Leadership from Bank Street College of Education. Meghan taught 4 years of 6th – 8th Mathematics at Booker T. Washington Middle School, with a concentration in students with special needs before becoming a founding teacher at Baychester Middle School. During her tenure at Baychester, Meghan served as a Special Education Leader, Grade Team Leader, Teacher Mentor and Assistant Principal.
Patricia Wynne - Planning Team Member
Patricia Wynne worked in advertising before beginning her teaching career as a New York City Teaching Fellow. She began teaching in a Collaborative Team Teaching class at C.S. 61 on Crotona Park in the Bronx. Patricia has a strong connection to the students of the Bronx and understanding her students was always of the utmost importance to her. Her continued passion and wanting to make a change on a bigger scale is what brought her to the role of Assistant Principal at PS 105 in the Bronx for five years. Her continued passion for education and belief that all students can become ambassadors of change led her to become the founder and the Principal of One World Middle School @ Edenwald. For the past five years, Patricia has worked collaboratively with her team to ensure the ambassadors of One World are successful both in and out of the classroom.