Martel currently serves as the Middle School Alumni Advisor. Martel seeks to strategically serve the alumni through advising and placement for future endeavors. Martel brings to the KIPP Forward organization, multiple years of urban, civic and community leadership. Martel’s personal drive & mission for his life is to be the person that he need growing up. He plans to foster relationship and assist students & families. Martel is a native of Titusville, Florida and has recently relocated to New England. He is the proud father of Tristan E. & Tyren I.Close Bio
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Paola’s education journey started with counseling for future Leaders at Crossroads. She graduated from Framingham State University and, shortly after graduating, taught 6th grade Math through Miami City Year at Georgia Jones Ayers middle school. Since then, Paola transitioned to working with first-generation college students through Bottom Line. She has supported students in different universities in Greater Boston for the past four years with financial aid, career, and academics.
Paola believes that as an advisor, it is her duty to create a community where students are heard, seen, and valued for their individuality and uniqueness. She lives in her authenticity to allow others the space to do the same, and she is committed to making mirrors so that students can truly see themselves.Close Bio
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Hello All! My name is Alma Cavallo and I am the new member of the KIPP Forward team. I will be working as a Persistence Pathways Advisor. I attended Salem State University and received a degree in Social Work. I worked for 7 years at the Department of Children and Families as both an Ongoing and Response Investigative Social Worker. This past school year I had the opportunity to work as a School Adjustment Counselor in the city of Revere. I’ve had the opportunity to work with many people of different age groups, backgrounds and stories. I am so excited to be coming full circle and working with this community towards their future goals and be that resource and support through these very important years.Close Bio
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Christian Clark is a Persistence Pathways advisor for KIPP Forward. Originally from Chicago, he moved to Boston after graduating from Grinnell College with a background in English and education. He has taught in a variety of spaces with age groups ranging from elementary to middle and high school. He has also had the life-changing opportunity to teach in a correctional facility in Iowa. Though teaching was his first passion, he found himself thriving with different educational programming he created and led, including cultural and identity-based spaces for both POC and LGBTQ+ identities.
Eager in his transition out of the classroom, Christian is overjoyed with the opportunity to work with KIPP alumni as they traverse young adulthood.Close Bio
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Kari Awai is a Match Counselor on the KIPP Forward team and in her sixth year with KIPP MA. She is passionate about connecting students with postsecondary opportunities in pursuit of their highest aspirations. She holds a B.S. from Georgetown University and M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Close Bio
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Jonathan Haynes is entering his 6th year working at KIPP MA. He started as the Associated Dean of Students at KIPP Academy Boston before transitioning to serve as the Dean of Students and then Assistant Principal at KIPP Academy Boston. Jon currently serves as the Managing Director of KIPP Forward. Before joining KIPP MA, Jon worked as a Physical Education teacher and a Math Specialist at Prospect Hill Academy in Somerville, MA.
Jon is a native of North Carolina and holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Education. In his free time, Jon loves traveling with family and friends and winning fantasy football championships.Close Bio
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Shortly after earning his BA in Psychology for UMASS Amherst, Eddie got his start in youth development in 2011 as a Career Specialist for the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) working closely with Boston Public School students to prepare them for job opportunities. Since then, Eddie has continued to work with both youth and adults providing workforce development counseling and creating programs to prepare them for possible employment.
Eddie joined KIPP MA in July 2021 after three years as the Manager of Programs & Partnerships for the Department of Youth Engagement & Employment for the City of Boston where he created and managed programs for Boston’s youth. There he had the opportunity of working with others passionate about youth development and having an impact on youth from every corner of the city. His lifelong passion of serving others has allowed him to work closely with youth and provide meaningful development opportunities through workshops and one on one support. Eddie lives in Boston with his wife, Jennifer and two daughters, Jeylianna and Jaicee.Close Bio
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Katie Good is the Director of Postsecondary Match on the KIPP Forward team. The 2021-2022 school year will be her thirteenth year with KIPP Massachusetts and her fourth year as the Director of Postsecondary Match. Her first seven years were spent in the KIPP Academy Lynn middle school as a math teacher and assistant principal before transitioning into the world of postsecondary access and counseling in 2016 at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University in 2008 and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in School Counseling at Boston College. Katie lives in Salem and loves working with students and families engaging in year-over-year continuity of care to help them plan their best fit next steps.Close Bio
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Woodlynn Pierre was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where she attended Brooklyn College Academy High School. Schooling at an early college high school allowed her to graduate with honors, with college credit to start an undergraduate degree as a sophomore, and with a full tuition scholarship to Lawrence University as a Posse Scholar. During her undergraduate career, Woodlynn conducted research as a McNair Scholar, taught World History to high school students on the west side of Chicago, and managed a team of individuals that helped first-year college students smoothly transition to their postsecondary lives on campus. After graduating, Woodlynn earned a full tuition scholarship to complete a Master’s Degree in Education as a Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar at Boston College. At the end of her M.Ed, Woodlynn taught World History, Ethnic Studies, and Government to sophomores, juniors, and seniors at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate for two years. Woodlynn is excited for the transition to a Postsecondary Match Manager and looks forward to the individual journeys students will have as they prepare for their lives after high school.Close Bio
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Chelsie Hinckley is the Persistence Pathways Manager/Advisor for KTCC. She has experience working in college access, persistence, and financial aid. She is passionate about educational equity, improving outcomes for low-income, first generation students, and making higher education more accessible and affordable for all. Chelsie believes that all students can and will succeed with the right levels of support and brings that philosophy into her advising. She holds a BA and an EdM from the University at Buffalo. In her free time you can find her reading, gardening, and hanging out with her dog Moose.Close Bio
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