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Abigail Norman, Director
Julio Fuentes, Facilities Coordinator
Kelly Knight, Registrar & Marketing Coordinator
Nicole Murray, Director, School Partnership Program
Maggie Carberry, Program Coordinator, School Partnership Program &
Summer Program for Children
Ellen Shattuck Pierce, Program Coordinator, Middle School Initiative
Diane Ivey, Special Projects Coordinator, Events
Cindy Arias, Office Assistant
Charlie Sandler, ex officio
Abigail Norman (Director) joined the Eliot School staff in 2007. Previously, she was Program Coordinator at Forest Hills Educational Trust, and before that Director of Somerville Community Access Television.
Julio Fuentes (Facilities Coordinator) joined the Eliot School as a teacher in 2011 and added Facilities Coordinator to his portfolio in 2012. A graduate of North Bennet Street School’s Preservation Carpentry Program, he renovated high-end homes for fifteen years for The Classic Group. He has led the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury since 2004. For nearly as long, he has also led workshops for new homeowners for Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development. Julio continues to design and teach woodworking classes both in our building and through our School Partnership Program in various Boston Public Schools.
Kelly Knight (Registrar & Marketing Coordinator) came to the Eliot School as an intern in 2011 and joined the staff in 2012. She was the PR Coordinator for Sustainable Nantucket before moving to Jamaica Plain. She is also a weaver and knitter.
Nicole Murray (Director, School Partnership Program) joined the Eliot School in 2009 as our Youth Program Coordinator and quickly expanded our School Partnership Program, which she now directs. Before that, she taught English as a Second Language at Boston Language Institute and worked as an attorney, specializing in real estate development and affordable housing. She is a past trustee of The Park School and Urban Improv.
Maggie Carberry (Program Coordinator, School Partnership Program & Summer Program for Children) is a printmaker, jeweler, painter, photographer and teacher. Maggie joined our School Partnership Program team in 2012 after running our Summer Program for Children in 2011. She teaches visual arts for us through DotWell's Dorchester Family Initiative at Holmes and Lee Elementary Schools, and has previously taught art at Dorchester Collegiate Academy, Winsor School (Boston), American School of Brasilia (Brazil), SouthEast Academy of Scholastic Excellence (Washington DC) and Newport School (Kensington, MD), and served as Summer Camp Director at The Wianno Club (Osterville MA). She is a member of Galatea Fine Arts Gallery (Boston). Her art has been exhibited at Boston City Hall, in Brazil, London, and elsewhere. She earned her BA in Art Education from Catholic University of America and her MA in Printmaking from University of the Arts (London), where she won a Marlborough Fine Arts Award.
Ellen Shattuck Pierce (Program Coordinator, Middle School Initiative) has taught and developed art curriculum at Park School’s summer program, Pierce School, Roxbury Prep Charter School and Nunavut Arctic College (Alaska). Through our School Partnership Program, she has taught art at Hernandez K–8, Philbrick Elementary, Murphy K–8 and Irving Middle School. She has exhibited her prints and wall installations at Francesca Anderson Fine Art (Lexington), Little Gallery Under the Stairs (Lynn), 13 Forest Gallery (Arlington) and throughout New England. She earned her BA in Art and Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts and her MFA from York University.
Diane Ivey (Special Projects Coordinator) joined the Eliot School staff in 2011. She has worked as Administrative Coordinator for The Boston Foundation’s StreetSafe Boston Initiative, Program Support Specialist for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, and Program Manager for City Year Boston. She holds a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from Suffolk University. She teaches knitting and dyeing classes at the Eliot School, the Roxbury YMCA and elsewhere, and produces yarn through her own company, Lady Dye Fiber Arts & Design.
Cindy Arias (Office Assistant) joined our staff in 2011. She has taught Comics to children and teens at the Eliot School since 2009. Cindy is a comic artist and illustrator who has worked for Blurred Books and ProVockative V.
Charlie Sandler (ex officio) worked at the Eliot School from 1966 to 2012 as Director, Instructor and Superintendent. He remains on call for consultation. Charlie is certified in Vocational Education and Industrial Arts and holds a Masters of Education. He has taught and supervised teachers at Hubert H. Humphrey Occupational Resource Center, Fitchburg State College, UMass, Roxbury High School, Dorchester High School and elsewhere in addition to the Eliot School.