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Work Hard.
Be Yourself.
Do the Right Thing.

Founded in 1983, Fenway is devoted to providing a high-quality, personalized education to students from all over the city of Boston. At Fenway, we know and respect each student as an individual. Our faculty members work hard to ensure that each student is supported, connected, and intellectually challenged. We encourage creative, interdisciplinary thinking and active, engaged citizenship.


Fenway has many sports teams including basketball teams, boy’s baseball and girl’s softball. Practice and game schedules are available. Students who wish to play football, hockey, track and field, swimming, soccer, and volleyball may join cooperative teams.

Science Fair

Science Fair is a school-wide exhibition of projects, independently researched and conducted by every senior student. Each student chooses a scientific topic and then designs and conducts an experiment to study a hypothesis of their choosing related to that topic. During senior year, Science Fair is the basis of the Senior Portfolio.

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Featured Faculty

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Marcos Baez Special Education

Marcos is a Fenway graduate who attended Holy Cross. He is excited to come back to his Fenway home to support all Fenway students.

Tom Bodine Math Teacher / Music Club Advisor

Tom Bodine has been teaching at Fenway since 2008. In addition to teaching Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus, he is the advisor of the Music Club, Technology Goes Home and an advisor of Omega 9.

Karen Bonilla Spanish for Native Speakers

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Karen earned her BA at Virginia Commonwealth University and master's degree at Northeastern University. She has been working for BPS since 1997 as a teacher, family and community coordinator, college and career coordinator, and paraprofessional.

Joseph Cheung Science Teacher / Senior Institute Coordinator

Joseph Cheung started teaching at Fenway at 2006. He serves as the 12th grade science teacher, Senior Institute Coordinator, and the Fenway girls’ softball coach.

John Cormier Business Manager

John Cormier has been at Fenway for 7 years. He manages the business and financial operations for the school and serves as Treasurer of the Board. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics and his MBA from Clark University.

Morgan DesPrez Ventures Director

Morgan DesPrez joined Fenway in January 2016. She leads Ventures for seniors and Art History. Prior to Fenway, she worked in investment banking, private equity and arts non-profits in New York and L.A. Ms. DesPrez attended high school in Munich, Germany. She then went to Princeton University. She holds an M.A. in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. When she’s not at Fenway, she can usually be found cooking or searching through food blogs for new recipe ideas.

Lamone Downey Leonard Student Support Counselor

Lamone Downey Leonard is the Student Support Coordinator for Omega house, 9th grade advisor and co-advisor to Sister2Sister.

Leaf Elhai Foundations of Literacy Teacher

Leaf Elhai teaches 9th and 10th Foundations of Literacy for the Special Education and Crossroads 10. She is an advisor for Crossroads 11, teaches SAT prep and is the faculty advisor for the Art Club.

Anthony Franklin Special Education Paraprofessional

Anthony Franklin has been at Fenway since 2014 and serves as a special education paraprofessional. Mr. Franklin is a graduate of Paine College where he earned his degree in Early Childhood Education.

Kate Fussner Foundations of Literacy Teacher

Kate Fussner has been an English/language arts and ESL teacher for the Boston Public Schools since 2011. She joined the Fenway community in 2016. Originally from Philadelphia, Ms. Fussner graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English and earned her Master’s in Education from the Boston Teacher Residency.

Tina Greene Physics, Geometry, SEI Teacher

Tina Greene joined the Fenway staff in 2016 as a Physics, Geometry, and SEI teacher. She worked for 18 years as an engineer with P&G/Gillette and has taught in Boston for 3 years.

K. C. Grogan Special Education and Student Services Coordinator

K.C. Grogan, the Special Education and Student Services Coordinator, has worked at Fenway since 2014. Before she came to Fenway, Ms. Grogan worked for the Boston Public Schools for 12 years as the Special Education Administrator and Manager of Compliance.

Tim Howard Mass Promise Fellow

Born and raised in Boston, Tim graduated from Fenway High School in 2009. He played basketball all four years and was the captain for his last two years. He went to Northeastern University with a major in leadership.

Chadwick Johnson Math Teacher

Chadwick Johnson has been with the Fenway community since 2001. In addition to teaching math, he is the advisor of the Spectrum Club (GSA), co-advisor of the Obama Group, an advisor of Crossroads 10 and Co-House Coordinator of Crossroads House.

Nina Lessin-Joseph English as a Second Language

Nina Lessin-Joseph has been working with English Learners since 2004. She attended UMass Amherst. After earning her Master's degree in Education at UMass Amherst, she spent several years teaching in Springfield, MA and Copan Ruinas, Honduras before joining BPS in 2007. Ms. L-J grew up in Boston and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rosenberg Fund for Children.

Margie Kirstein English as a Second Language

Margie Kirstein has worked in English as a Second Language education for over 20 years as a teacher, coordinator, and instructional coach, and has taught ESL at every level from Grade 1 to adult. Margie holds degrees in English, Applied Linguistics, and Leadership in Urban Schools.

Carol Lazarus Director of Development and School Partnerships

Carol Lazarus began working at Fenway in 2004 as the coordinator of the dual enrollment program for Emmanuel College and later the Visitor Program. She has served as Director of Development and School Partnerships since 2010.

Keith Magni Science Teacher

Keith Magni joined the Fenway staff in 2016 as a Science teacher and Advisor for Omega House, 12th grade. Before coming to Fenway, he taught science in Boston for 13 years.

Benadette Manning Math Teacher / Obama Group Advisor

Benadette Manning has been at Fenway for 15 years. She teaches Math, advises the Obama Group, teaches the Robotics elective and trains faculty in Restorative Justice.

Victor Mateas Special Education Science Teacher

Victor Mateas re-joined Fenway High School in 2016 having previously taught at several Boston Public Schools, including Fenway. Most recently, Mr. Mateas was a research associate at Education Development Center designing instructional materials for students and teachers.

Bonnie McBride Information and Media Specialist

Bonnie McBride started at Fenway in 2013 as in intern in the library at Ipswich Street. She is now Fenway’s Information and Media Specialist, where she helps students and staff find all kinds of information using a variety of sources.

Antonelli Mejia Student Support Counselor

Antonelli Mejia joined the Fenway staff in August 2016 as the Student Support Counselor and the Boston Debate Team Coach at the school. Prior to Fenway, Mr. Mejia taught English as a Second Language and supported students and their parents as the Family Engagement Coordinator at KIPP Academy Lynn.

Donna Payton School Secretary

Donna Payton has been at Fenway for 24 years! All three of her children attended Fenway, graduating in 1991, 1996 and 1997.

Bet Regan Special Education Science Teacher

Bet Regan is the College Readiness Coordinator for Fenway High School. She comes to Fenway after eight years as the K-12 Director of Guidance for the Stoughton Public Schools and four years as the Hull High School Director of Guidance. She is excited to work with the students at Fenway, helping them with their post graduate choices.

Jenny Siegel Coordinator of Dual Enrollment and Arts Electives

Jenny Siegel joined Fenway as an AmericaCorps VISTA volunteer in 2014. After two years as a VISTA she has joined Fenway staff as Coordinator of Dual Enrollment and Arts Electives.

Jeremy Silva Physical Education

The 2017-2018 school year will Jeremy’s 22nd year in education. In addition to physical education, he has also taught history, study skills, English, ELA, and AP Government. He am very excited to join the Fenway team and hopes to contribute in as many ways as possible!

Juliana Thompson Science Teacher

Juliana Thompson has been teaching at Fenway since 2005. She teaches science in Phoenix House. Ms. Thompson received both her undergraduate and master's degrees from Simmons College, in Biology and Teaching, respectively.

Elisa Van Voorhis Spanish Teacher

Elisa Van Voorhis has worked at Fenway since 2003. She teaches Spanish and is an advisor to the prom committee. Before teaching at Fenway, she taught in California for five years and at a Cambridge middle school for one year.

Geoffrey Walker Head of School

Geoffrey Walker has been an education professional for over 16 years, working as a teacher, program director, assistant principal and principal. Mr. Walker worked in twelve different Boston Public Schools as the program director of the America SCORES Boston soccer and writing program.

Troy Williams College Advising Corps Member

Troy graduated from Union College and has been working with the Fenway boys’ basketball team. He joins the Fenway community as a member of the college advising corps.

Erin Wilson Spanish Teacher

Erin Wilson received a BS in Finance from University of Maryland, College Park in 2004 and worked in finance for 12 years prior to making a career change to education. In 2016, Erin received her M.A.T. from Boston College. In her free time, Erin enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, listening to music, and attending concerts.

Carrie King-Woodson Associate Head of School

Mrs. King-Woodson earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the Historical (HBCU) North Carolina A&T State University, and her Master's of Education from Cambridge College in Educational Leadership. When she's not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, using her gifts and talents as a trained organist and pianist, and working as a graduate member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Epsilon Omega Chapter, Wellesley, Mass.