Do the Right Thing.
Fenway is an Early College High School where students can earn both a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit by taking a mixture of high school and college classes at UMass Boston or Wentworth Institute of Technology. We work to create a socially committed and morally responsible community of learners that values its students as individuals. Our goal is academic excellence and to develop intellectual habits of mind, self-esteem, and leadership skills among all students.
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.
Early College is an innovative way for students to begin earning college credits while still in high school. At Fenway, students have an opportunity to earn up to 24 college credits from UMass Boston or Wentworth, all free of charge.
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WORK HARD. BE YOURSELF. DO THE RIGHT THING.
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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 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 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 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 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, 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
Born and raised in Boston, Maya Smith has worked in the Boston Public Schools for the past 20 years as a Special Education teacher, Math teacher, team leader, mentor, and Dean of Students. Maya currently resides in Dorchester with her husband and sons. On her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.
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.
Geoff has worked the in Boston Pubic School for over 20 years as a teacher, academic director, assistant principal and principal. He earned his B.A. from Brown University, his Master's degree in School Leadership from the Harvard as an Urban Education Scholar and Conant Fellow scholarship recipient, and his doctorate from Boston College. 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, 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.