Mental Health Counselor
Cindy Correia is a Roxbury native who takes pride in her community. She has over 10 years of experience working in the Boston area. She began her journey at City on a Hill Charter school as a Mental Health Counselor in 2018. She attended Virginia Union for her Bachelors degree and Springfield College for her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Cindy also attended Suffolk University where she completed her certificate in Nonprofit Management. Her experiences are grounded in the urban community, providing services through different avenues such as: Intensive Care Coordination, Family Stabilization, Substance Abuse Counseling, BEST team, In Home Therapy, Outpatient therapy and School Base therapy, to name a few. Her theoretical orientation comprises of Cognitive behavioral therapy, Solution Focus, Reality therapy, Narrative therapy and Trauma informed. Cindy is passionate about urban education and mental health. She believes the two are essential to the development of youth’s foundation and growth. She is honored to work with powerful intelligent students who are leaders in their own right. Ms. Correia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College & Career Counselor
Linda Edmond-Hines is the College and Career Counselor for City on a Hill Public Charter School. Ms. Edmond joined City on a Hill Dudley Square in August of 2016. Ms. Edmond holds a BA in Sociology and a minor in Education along with a Master’s in School Counseling and CAGS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Throughout her time at City on a Hill, she has supported over 200 students in their transition from high school to college or career. She is dedicated to cultivating a supportive and inclusive environment that allows students to reach their fullest potential. Prior to her time at City on a Hill, Ms. Edmond was a College Counselor at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center for five years. Ms. Edmond also worked as an Assistant Director for the Admissions Office at the University of Massachusetts Amherst before becoming a college counselor. Ms. Edmond can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Laura Tobias Edouard is originally from Dorchester, Massachusetts and grew up going to Boston Public Schools. She left home to attend the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY where she double majored in Anthropology and African & African American Studies. After college, she lived and taught in Namibia, Southern Africa for two years. Those two years solidified her love for teaching and when she came home, she applied to the City on a Hill Fellowship Program. She has been with City on a Hill Public Charter Schools since 2007 serving as a History Teacher, a Dean of Citizenship, Vice Principal and the Principal of City on a Hill Dudley Square. Ms. Edouard can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (617) 445-1515.
Director of Specialized Services
Christina Hannan currently serves as the Director of Specialized Services at City on a Hill. She grew up in the greater Boston area and earned her Masters degree in Special Education at Bridgewater State University after studying Psychology at Providence College. Upon completing her graduate school program, Ms. Hannan began a 6 year adventure living and teaching in Los Angeles. Having recently moved back to Boston, Christina is passionate about bringing her experience and love for education to the students and families at City on a Hill. Ms. Hannan can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Director of School Operations
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Dean of Citizenship
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Chief of Staff
Jordan joined the City on a Hill Network Office in 2018 from KIPP Massachusetts where she was the Executive Assistant to the Leadership Team. There, she supported the Regional Office Leadership Team by executing event logistics, liaising with school leaders, managing special projects, and leading staff professional development sessions. Previously, she served as Training Operations Associate and Data Manager at The Management Center (TMC), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, which coaches progressive and educational equity organizations across the country on management practices. Over the course of two years at TMC, she built out the training operations and data systems to scale as the organization quadrupled in size, and supported the creation of their People of Color and Indigenous Cohorts. As Chief of Staff at City on a Hill, Jordan manages the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), development operations, compliance, strategic projects, as well as overseeing our Diversity, Inclusion, Citizenship, and Equity (DICE) initiatives. She holds a degree in Linguistics with a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Boston University.
Dean of Citizenship
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Chief of School
Sonya Pratt is the current Chief of School for City on a Hill. Sonya has worked for the City on a Hill organization for nineteen years. Sonya began at City on a Hill as a teaching fellow in the History department. Sonya later served as the Dean of Citizenship and Vice Principal of the City on a Hill flagship school in Roxbury before becoming the founding principal of City on a Hill Dudley Square. As a member of the City on a Hill organization Sonya helped found the Freshman Academy program, which is a staple program, integral to the City on a Hill culture. A life-long resident of Boston, Ms.Pratt received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Salem State College and a Master’s of Education from Northeastern University. Ms. Pratt has a passion and commitment to public urban education especially in Boston. Currently, Ms.Pratt lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters. Ms. Pratt can be reached at email@example.com
Director of Climate & Culture
Martin Quirk is the current Director of Climate and Culture at City on a Hill. Martin grew up in Boston and attended college at The George Washington University where he majored in Sociology and minored in Latin American Language, Literature and Culture. While teaching middle school newcomer ELL social studies and English in Providence, RI, he earned his Master’s in Urban Education Policy at Brown University and co-founded a non-profit organization that empowers young men of color through mentorship where he is the Executive Director. Previously, he was Senior Policy Associate at the RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner where he implemented various college access initiatives including the creation of a statewide postsecondary paid-internship program for first-generation students. Most recently he was the STEM Leadership for Educational Equity fellow in the MA Executive Office of Education promoting access to high-quality STEM resources for all students. Committed to educational equity, college access, family and community engagement, student voice and school culture, he believes that our students are the leaders that our community needs. Martin can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin joined the City on a Hill Team in 2018 from KIPP Massachusetts where he was Chief Operating Officer with management responsibility for multiple facets of the organization including finance, operations, general counsel, technology, facilities and real estate teams, as well as human resources, recruitment and talent. He was actively involved in the advocacy and growth efforts for the region. Kevin has also served as Treasurer of the Massachusetts Charter Public Schools Association and Vice-President of the Boston Charter Association. He was previously the Director of Finance for Achievement First, where he was responsible for budgeting and forecasting for AF’s New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island schools and the network office and leading AF’s “scaling with excellence” finance initiatives, including implementations of an automated accounts payable system, online credit card and personal expense reimbursement tool, online budgeting and forecasting portal and fixed asset software. A former news reporter, Kevin majored in political science and mathematics at Tuskegee University. Though he now pastors a congregation in Hartford, CT, he is the immediate past pastor of the oldest African-American church in New Bedford. Indeed, Kevin sees education as a form of ministry and the civil rights movement of the 21st century and is working tirelessly to close the achievement gap, increase literacy, and impact education for students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Kevin can be reached by emailing email@example.com.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Foster Care and Homeless Student Liaison
Cynthia Victor is a Licensed Mental Health School Counselor and Foster Care and Homeless Student Liaison at City on a Hill Public Charter School. Ms. Victor started at City on a Hill in October 2016. Ms. Victor received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Education from UMass Amherst and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University. Ms. Victor obtained her licensure as a mental health counselor in 2014. Before coming to City on a Hill, Ms. Victor's previous work experience includes Residential Counselor at a group home, Resident Director at Wheelock College, Intensive Care Coordinator, In-Home Therapist, School-Based Counselor in Boston Public Schools, and Clinical Supervisor. Ms. Victor's counseling philosophy is student-centered and solution-focused. Ms. Victor believes in a comprehensive counseling program that addresses the academic and social-emotional development of all students. Ms. Victor loves being a school counselor and every day she feels thankful to be working with you and your children. Ms. Victor can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 617-445-1515.
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