Our Staff

Committed Educators

Launch teachers and staff are committed educators who constantly strive to improve their teaching practice. They care deeply about Launch students and are invested in their success in school and beyond. They engage all students in daily lessons that require critical thinking about complex, worthy ideas, texts, and problems. They connect students to the world beyond school through meaningful fieldwork, expert collaborators, research, and service learning.

Administration Team

  • Geoffrey Roehm, Executive Director
  • Efrat Kussell, Head of School (Principal)
  • Brandi Robinson, Assistant Principal (Special Populations)
  • Shamikah Kenlock, Assistant Principal (Student Achievement)
  • Amanda Leake,  Director of Instructional Coaching for Equity and Impact
  • Camille Schlafer, Director of Finance & Operations
  • Shakur Joseph, Director of Operations
  • Alexis Rubin, Director of External Affairs

Operations Team

  • Shakur Joseph, Director of Operations
  • Zacquille Joseph, IT Manager
  • Jasmine Cardona, Operations Manager
  • Sean Savage, Operations Manager
  • Felipe Severino, Operations Associate 
  • Destiny Valerio, Program Associate 
  • Richard Tang, Finance Manager

External Affairs Team

  • Diogomaye Ndiaye, Development and Communications Manager 
  • Miko Simmons-Jones, Outreach Coordinator
  • Tiayana Logan, External Affairs Coordinator

Instructional Leadership Team

  • Efrat Kussell, Head of School (Principal)
  • Brandi Robinson, Assistant Principal (Special Populations)
  • Shamikah Kenlock, Assistant Principal (Student Achievement)
  • Amanda Leake,  Director of Instructional Coaching for Equity and Impact
  • Marc Krugielki,  Science Teacher and Director of Crew 
  • Winsdy Antoine, Restorative Practices Coordinator 

6th Grade Team

  • Elizabeth Sanchez, ELA Teacher
  • Shamique White, ELA ICT Teacher
  • Evan Kilgore, Math Teacher
  • Alena RodriguezMath ICT Teacher
  • Marc Krugielki,  Science Teacher 
  • Rashida McDuffie, Science ICT Teacher
  • Melia DouyonSocial Studies Teacher
  • Alexus Bright, Social Studies ICT

7th Grade Team

  • Lily Galvin, ELA Teacher
  • Kalila Zullo, ELA ICT Teacher
  • Ryan Steinbach, Math Teacher
  • Jodian Thomas, Math ICT Teacher
  • Lisa-Carol Darlington, Science Teacher
  • Matthew Orio, Science ICT Teacher
  • Camille Hendricks, Social Studies Teacher
  • Katelyn Connolly, Social Studies ICT 

8th Grade Team

  • Justine Duran, ELA Teacher
  • Molly Milota, ELA ICT Teacher
  • Jana Fears, Math Teacher
  • Tywanna Webb,  Math ICT Teacher
  • Emily Alexander, Science Teacher
  • Kinza Cooper, Science ICT Teacher
  • Angelica Otiti, Social Studies Teacher
  • Janee Wright, Social Studies ICT

Multi-Subject Team

  • Traci (Andy) Anderson, Multi-Subject Humanities Lead Teacher
  • Lois Kilgore-Muhammad, Multi-Subject STEM Lead Teacher
  • Christine Derrick, Teaching Associate
  • Alivette Plasencia, Teaching Associate

Culture Team

  • Dominique Marshall, Social Worker
  • Nicole McCleod, Social Worker
  • Christine Crowther, Social Worker 
  • Corey Warren, School Counselor
  • Winsdy Antoine, Restorative Justice Coordinator
  • Jahaira Welch,  Culture Coordinator
  • Kashawn Williams, Culture Associate 
  • Sheryl Davis, Family Engagement Coordinator

Enrichment Team

  • Basil Leslie, Physical Education Teacher
  • Tatjana Johnson, Art Teacher, 6th Grade and MS
  • Tiana Scott, Art Teacher, 7th Grade and 8th Grade

Support Services Team

  • Shamique White, 6th Grade SST Representative
  • Katelyn Connolly, 7th Grade SST Representative
  • Molly Milota, 8th Grade SST Representative
  • Traci (Andy) Anderson, MS SST 

Chairs Team

  • Evan Kilgore, 6th Grade Chair
  • Kalila Zullo, 7th Grade Chair
  • Tywanna Webb, 8th Grade Chair
  • Camille Hendricks, Social Studies Department Chair
  • Justine Duran, ELA Department Chair
  • Jana Fears, Math Department Chair
  • Emily Alexander, Science Department Chair 
  • Christine Derrick, Multi-Subject Chair 
  • Tiana Scott, Enrichment Chair 
  • Jahaira Welch, Culture Chair
  • Dominique Marshall, Counseling Chair
  • Tiayana Logan, High School Coordinator and Clubs Program Coordinator