GOL18 School Tours

One of the traditions of the COSEBOC Annual Gathering of Leaders is to provide school tours to Gathering participants. These school visits are 2 hours each, and will take place on the Pre-Conference day: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 beginning at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided. Note: Fully registered Gathering attendees (ie, those whose payments or Purchase Orders have been received) will receive an email with a link to RSVP for the school tours. Seating is limited. 

Boston Public Schools Visit Sites

TechBoston Academy

School: TechBoston Academy 

Grade Range: 6-12

School Address: 9 Peacevale Rd, Boston, MA 02124

Principals: Keith Love (klove@bostonpublicschools.org)  and 

Nora Vernazza (nvernazza@bostonpublicschools.org)

Point Person: Keith Love (klove@bostonpublicschools.org

Bus arrives at hotel: 8:20  and leaves at: 8:30 

Visit Start Time: 9:00 am

Max Number of Visitors: 20

Brief Description: 

TechBoston Academy invites you to visit a learning community that empowers, encourages and promotes collaboration resulting in the development of a student that is both an independent and critical thinker who is actively involved in their own learning process and authoring their academic success through research, teamwork while solving real life issues that will prepare them for opportunities beyond graduation.

Jeremiah E Burke High School

School: Jeremiah E Burke High School

Grade Range: 9-12

School Address: 60 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02121

Principal: Lindsa McIntyre (lmcintyre@bostonpublicschools.org)

Point Person: Greg Hill (ghill2@bostonpublicschools.org)

Bus arrives at hotel: 11:20  and leaves at: 11:30 

Visit Start Time: 12:00 pm

Max Number of Visitors: 20

Brief Description: 

Key features will include observing a session with Becoming A Man (BAM) program and a focus group with Burke ALPHA BOYS!!

Sarah Greenwood

Grade range: K-8- dual language (English/Spanish) 

School Address: 186 Glenway St, Boston, MA 02121

Principal: Karla Gandiaga (kgandiaga@bostonpublicschools.org)

Point Person: Karla Gandiaga (kgandiaga@bostonpublicschools.org)

Bus arrives at hotel: 7:50  and leaves at: 8:00 

Visit Start Time: 8:30 am

Max Number of Visitors: 20

Brief Description: The Greenwood will be highlighting Restorative Justice, Ethnic Studies and STEAM programs

Another Course to College (ACC)

Grade Range: 9-12

School Address: 612 Metropolitan Ave.,  Hyde Park, MA 02136

Principal: Michele Pellem (mpellam@bostonpublicschools.org)

Point Person: Bob Comeau (rcomeau@bostonpublicschools.org)

Bus arrives at hotel: 8:20  and leaves at: 8:30 

Visit Start Time: 9:00 am 

Max Number of Visitors: 20

Brief Description: Visitors will tour our newly renovated building where we teach diverse students from across Boston in small, inclusion classes. You'll see our de-tracked model, where students with various skills and strengths learn together. In a one-hour, interactive presentation, our staff will share our safe and welcoming environment, where students are free to be and express themselves as active learners through constructivist pedagogy. We'll share our early efforts on becoming an anti-racist institution, as well as an initiative called Know Thyself, a book of guided therapeutic and self-reflective writing exercises used at each grade level, to help students and teachers change and grow together. After the initial hour, visitors will spend the next one sitting-in on three classes, freshman physics, sophomore history and senior English, in 20 minute increments, to see rigorous academics in a supportive environment, built on culturally sustainable pedagogy.  

New Mission High School

Grade Range: 7-12

School Address: 655 Metropolitan Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Principal: Naia Wilson (nwilson@bostonpublicschools.org)

Point Person: Cory McCarthy (cmccarthy2@bostonpublicschools.org) and Valduvino Goncalves (vgoncalves3@bostonpublicschools.org)

Bus arrives at hotel: 7:50  and leaves at: 8:00 

Visit Start Time: 8:30 am

Max Number of Visitors: 20

Brief Description: They will highlight multiple programs and structures that support young men of color at the school including: 7th-12th integration, school climate/distributive leadership model, Young Man with a Plan program, and Project Achendo

Mozart Elementary School

Grade Range: K-5

School Address: 236 Beech St, Roslindale, MA 02131

Principal: Michael Baulier (mbaulier@bostonpublicschools.org)

Point Person: Sheldon Costa (sheldoncosta@ymcaboston.org)

Bus arrives at hotel: 9:20  and leaves at: 9:30am

Visit Start Time: 10:00am

Max Number of Visitors: 15

Brief Description: A quick paragraph highlighting key feature(s) of the visit: Visitors will have the opportunity to observe classroom instruction and learn about students' family social justice story projects, a culminating performance project led by the Mozart's Race and Ethnicity Committee.  Visitors will also meet with members of the 10 Boys Initiative at the Mozart to learn about their yearlong work with 10 Boys leader, Mr. Sheldon.  Lastly, there will be an opportunity to speak with staff members and Race and Ethnicity Committee members about how they approach race and equity work at the Mozart.  

Academia Muñiz/ Margarita Muñiz Academy

Grade range: 9-12 (Dual Language)

School Address: 20 Child St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Principal: Dania Vázquez (dvazquez2@bostonpublicschools.org)

Point Person: Dan Abramoski (dan.abramoski@munizacademy.org)

Bus arrives at hotel: 8:20  and leaves at: 8:30 

Visit Start Time: 9:00am

Max Number of Visitors: 15

Brief Description: Supports and school culture for success for young men of color in a dual language setting, including their work with renowned Afro-Latinx scholar Yvette Modestin.

Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School

Grades: K-12- (Full Inclusion School)

School Address: 18 Croftland Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124 (Upper Campus)

Principal: Tricia Lampron (plampron@bostonpublicschools.org)

Point Person: Samuel Texeira (stexeira@bostonpublicschools.org)

Bus arrives at hotel: 8:20  and leaves at: 8:30 

Visit Start Time: 9:00 am

Max Number of Visitors:20 

Brief Description: 

Strong Men Strong Leaders will be highlighted. It is an elective/student organization dedicated to character building through physical and athletic competition, forging bonds of brotherhood, discussing setbacks and successes in our lives and communities, and combating negative narratives about men of color. The young men will take visitors through the programs core tenants and values. From there, the students will help facilitate a tour of the school. Following the tour, school leadership, teachers, and students will serve on a panel for a conversation and Q&A.

Cambridge Public Schools

Putnam Avenue Upper School

Grade Range: 6-8

School Address: 100 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Head of School: Mirko Chardin

Visit Start Time: 9:00 am

Max Number of Visitors: 20

Description: At Putnam Ave., the student body is: 38% African American, 13% Asian, 12% Latino, 26% White. 58% of our students are economically disadvantaged, 31% are students with disabilities, and 23% are students for whom English is not their first language.  Visitors will learn more about our comprehensive approach to supporting our young men of color --the “Going Beyond Access” framework, which means that, as a staff, we commit to: Valuing impact on students over adult intentions, Ensuring that all of our students see themselves represented in our work and school, and Providing authentically relevant content and tasks for our students. 

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

Grade Range: 9-12 

School Address: 459 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138

Principal: Damon Smith

Point Person: Jennifer Hamilton, Tanya Milner

Visit Start Time: 8:30 am

Max Number of Visitors: 15

Description: To address persisting opportunity gaps and the underrepresentation of students of color in Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, CRLS developed the “Level Up” initiative where all students engage in Honors level English and World History courses in 9th grade.  Visitors will have an opportunity to observe the “Level Up” heterogeneously grouped Honors level English classes for 9th grade students, as well as speak with students and staff engaged about the course and experience.