Administrators

Marie Carvalho, Director for World Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Greek, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish)

Carvalho_0009Marie Carvalho is the director for the world languages department. Her email address is: mcarvalho@bostonpublicschools.org

James Doherty, Director for Humanities

Doherty_7511James Doherty is the director for the humanities department. His email address is: jdoherty4@bostonpublicschools.org

Christian Ekholm-Jacobson, Director for Student Support (Including Guidance, Special Education, and Health Services)

E.J._0029Christian Ekholm-Jacobson (Mr. EJ) has been a guidance counselor and administrator at Boston Latin Academy for nine years. Prior to working as a guidance counselor, he worked in outdoor education, leading wilderness trips for teens. Mr. EJ also teaches graduate students in school counseling at Lesley University. His email address is: cekholmjacobson@bostonpublicschools.org

Troy Henninger, Headmaster

Henninger_0041Troy Henninger has served in a variety of teaching and key administrator roles, spending the first 14 years of his career in Florida’s Osceola County School District. In Osceola, he served as a teacher of math and humanities, a curriculum coordinator, a high school administrator, and a central office administrator for budgeting and forecasting. As he developed his practice in Florida, Troy became a National Board certified teacher and received a teacher of the year award from the district for his exemplary teaching in social studies.

After Florida, Troy joined the Cape Elizabeth School District in Maine as vice principal of the district’s high school. In this capacity, he supervised 40 to 50 of the school’s 70 faculty and staff positions. In 2014, Troy joined Boston Latin Academy as a program director of English and history, supervising 28 teachers and 2 librarians. He was appointed headmaster in 2015.

The best way to contact Mr. Henninger is via the BLA main number: 617-635-9957.

Jerline John, Director for Sciences

john-jerline-1Jerline John is the director for the science department. Her email address is: jjohn@bostonpublicschools.org

Julian McNeil, Director for Math

McNeil_0052Julian McNeil is the director for the mathematics department. In addition to this role, Julian works part-time for the Boston Public Schools’ Office of Human Capital, primarily supporting programs that foster greater workforce diversity. Outside of the district, Julian serves as an adjunct lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Julian began his career teaching mathematics in both Philadelphia and Boston. As a classroom teacher, Julian earned National Board Certification and won competitive fellowships through Math for America, Focus on Math, Teach Plus, and World Teach. Julian holds a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Hampton University. His email address is: jmcneil@bostonpublicschools.org

Esta Montano, Director of Instruction

esta-montano-2017-bEsta Montano is the director of instruction. Prior to BLA, she served as ELL manager on the Boston Public Schools Academic Response Team; senior director for program design, instructional delivery and assessment for the BPS office of Educational Options; and BPS director of special programs for English Language Learners, which included directing the SIFE (Students with Interrupted Formal Education) program. Before joining the Boston Public Schools, Esta was director of the Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2010-2012) and director of equity and achievement for Framingham Public Schools (2003-2010). Her email address is: emontano@bostonpublicschools.org

Chimdi Uchendu, Assistant Headmaster (and Primary Contact for Discipline, Building Operations, Lockers, Transportation, etc.)

Uchendu_0109Chimdi Uchendu is the assistant headmaster. His email address is: cuchendu@bostonpublicschools.org