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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.

Athletics

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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Kirkland Ahrens Foundations of Literacy

Kirkland has been teaching in the Boston Public Schools for the past 8 years and he is excited to be joining the Fenway community. He loves to read and looks forward to teaching the Foundations of Literacy class. Mr. Ahrens is a father of 3 young children and is a playground all-star. When he has the energy after teaching and chasing toddlers around, Mr. Ahrens likes to run and bike to feel the wind in his hair.

Ruth Aubourg Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Ruth is Fenway’s new Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is excited to be working with the new ABA program at Fenway. Ruth has a bachelor’s degree in speech language pathology from Suffolk University and a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. Originally from Dominica, Ruth joins Fenway after working for the Newton Public Schools for the last two years.

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.

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.

Robin Cohen Director of Development

Robin Cohen, Fenway's Director of Development, has spent the last 11 years raising friends and funds in support of Boston's young people, most recently as Director of Annual Giving at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Robin serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters and on the Alumni Council of her alma mater, Clark University from which she holds both a BA and MPA.

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.

Allison Doherty ABA

Allison Doherty has worked in BPS since 1999. She is a BPS graduate, teacher and parent. She has worked in ABA strand classes since 2009 and has been a teacher leader. Allison is a mom of 4- and 5- year-old boys and plays blues/rock saxophone.

Wendy Eligon-John Special Education - ABA (one to one)

Wendy has taught in the Boston Public Schools for the last 8 years.Originally from Trinidad, Ms. Eligon-John moved to Boston where she studied vocal performance at Berklee College of Music. In her spare time, Ms. Eligon-John continues to sing and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.

Marta Fernandes Math

Marta Fernandes has been a math teacher in BPS for 12 years and is excited to be bringing her nerdy love of mathematics to the Fenway community this year. She graduated with a Bachelors in Mathematics from Bridgewater State University, a Masters in Education from Umass Boston and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Simmons College. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new countries.

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.

Ray Furguson One-To-One Special Education (ABA)

Ray grew up in Boston and has worked for the Boston Public Schools for the last 10 years, most recently working with an ABA student at the Kilmer Elementary School. In addition to his work at Fenway, Ray is an EMT in Brockton and loves music and the Boston Celtics.

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.

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.

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.

Hannah Johnson Science Teacher

Hannah Johnson joined the Fenway team in 2018 after spending the previous year earning her M. Ed. through Boston Teacher Residency. Before that, she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. Hannah is excited to bring her love and appreciation of science to Fenway!

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.

Angela Lopez-Chez Spanish Teacher

Ms. Angela Lopez-Chez has been an educator for the last 15 years, 13 of which have been spent servicing the urban students at Boston Public Schools. Ms. Lopez-Chez is a graduate of Salem State University where she completed her BA in Spanish, and from Simmons College where she obtained her MS in Educational Leadership. Aside from her passion for educating and mentoring her students, Ms. Lopez-Chez is an avid traveler who has also taken student groups to places like Morocco, Italy, China, Spain and The Dominican Republic. Ms. Lopez-Chez is a native of the Dominican Republic and enjoys swimming in warm beaches as well as cooking, reading, exercising ad spending time with friends and family.

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.

Jorge Marimon ABA

Jorge was born in Cuba, raised in Miami from the age of ten and moved to Massachusetts in 2017. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Florida Internal University, and worked as Behavioral Therapist before joining BPS, as a Special Education Paraprofessional. Besides being passionate about his work, Jorge is also very passionate about music, and enjoys playing guitar whenever he has the opportunity to do so. He deeply believes in the work he does and takes pride in providing the caring, supportive, and educative environment our students needs to thrive.

Dan Marion Operations and development coordinator

Dan Marion joined Fenway in 2017 after moving to Boston from Colorado. He is a graduate of Colorado College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. At Fenway, he has done Development, Partnerships, Technology, Operations, Photography, T-shirt designing, Arts Electives, and Athletics Coordination. When he's not in the school, Dan enjoys hiking, reading near the ocean, and producing comedy shows.

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.

Khoi Phan One to One Special Education

Khoi has worked for the Boston Public Schools for more than 25 years. He is originally from Vietnam and served in the Vietnamese army for three years.

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.

Sonia Rodriguez Head Office Assistant

Sonia has been with the Boston Public Schools for the past 14 plus years. She is excited to join the Fenway team and has 24 years of administrative experience. Sonia is a parent of a former Fenway graduate and current Fenway student. In her spare time she runs and is an excellent cook.

Maria Rothenberg Humanities

Maria is excited to join the Fenway community as a Humanities teacher this fall! Originally from Washington, DC, Maria earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Macalester College in Minnesota, a Masters in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and has taught in Minneapolis and the Boston area. When she's not teaching, Maria loves traveling, reading, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Jen Salazar Humanities Teacher

Ms. Salazar is joining the Fenway High School community as a Humanities teacher. She is returning to Fenway, the school where she completed her student teaching many moons ago. She received a B.A. in History from Wheaton College (Norton, MA) and a Masters in Teaching from Tufts University. When she is not working, Ms. Salazar enjoys reading, watching historical dramas (i.e.: The Tudors, Reign, Downton Abby, etc), traveling to new places, and visiting her family in New York City.

Gina Sheehan Math Teacher

Gina Sheehan joined the Fenway community in September 2018. She has been teaching in Boston Public Schools since 2015. Ms. Sheehan is a graduate of Stonehill College, where she earned a degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education. She earned her masters in Mathematics Education from Boston University. At Stonehill College Ms. Sheehan played field hockey where she earned Defensive Player of the Year. When Ms. Sheehan is not teaching, she enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Gavin Smith Associate Head of School

Gavin Smith is an educator, and advocate for social justice who has been teaching in Boston for the past 6 years. He is of Jamaican origin spending the majority of his childhood between Jamaica, West Indies and Long Island, New York. While he is in his first year as an Assistant Headmaster, He has taught biology for 7 years, most recently at John D. O'Bryant High School. Gavin is a firm believer education being a means of social change, and an advocate for children as a member of the mentoring group Minds Matter Boston. He is the co-founder of YMOC (Young Men of Color). Gavin holds degrees from Northeastern University, Simmons University, and Boston College.

Maya Smith Special Education Team Leader

Born and raised in Boston, Maya Smith has worked in the Boston Public Schools for the past 15 years as a Special Education teacher, Math teacher, team leader, mentor, and Dean of Students. She is excited to become a member of the Fenway High School team, where she hopes to learn and help support all members of the Fenway community. Maya currently resides in Dorchester with her husband and son. On her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.

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

Geoff earned his B.A. from Brown University and his Master's degree in School Leadership from the Harvard as an Urban Education Scholar and Conant Fellow scholarship recipient. He has been a Boston Pubic School teacher, academic director, assistant principal and principal. Geoff speaks Portuguese and Spanish and has lived and worked in Latin America. He describes his work as, “social justice education” and enjoys soccer and being with family outdoors in his free time.

Marcus Walker Humanities Teacher

Marcus Walker, born and raised in the Bronx, spent 14 years teaching history at Excel High School before joining Fenway. He earned a B.A. from S.U.N.Y. Oswego and an M.A. in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College. Marcus worked for Blackside Inc., the black-owned, award-winning PBS documentary film company for eight years. Marcus next decided to become a teacher and earned his M.Ed. from UMass Boston. For the past eight summers, Marcus has also taught a graduate course titled, “Race & Power in Urban Classrooms” at Harvard University. He has two boys in BPS, and along with his wife, they live in Roslindale.