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:

James Doherty, Director for English

Doherty_7511James Doherty is the director for the humanities department. His email address is:

Christian Ekholm-Jacobson, Director for 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:

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:

Chimdi Uchendu, Headmaster

Uchendu_0109Chimdi Uchendu is the headmaster. The best way to contact him is via the BLA main number: 617-635-9957.