Site Coordinators

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Myra Adelmann  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friends of the Homeless, Norwell

Myra joined our staff as a Site Coordinator in 2010. She has a degree in biology from Queens College, and more recently obtained a Certificate in Childrens Book Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. Myra has 15 years of experience working with underserved students in Brockton, tutoring at the elementary school level and serving as Team leader for the Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy program at the Kennedy School.

 

 



Nakayla Chatelain

Friends of the Homeless, Weymouth
Chamblet House, Dorchester 

Nakayla joined School on Wheels in September, 2020 to help manage the K – 12 Tutoring Program in Weymouth and Dorchester.  She is completing her senior year remotely and plans to graduate in the spring of 2020 from SUNY Oneonta, NY.  Nakayla is a summer camp counselor for at-risk youth at the Old Colony Y in Brockton.  



Nicole Ochoa 

Donovan House, New Bedford 
Nicole is a senior at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where she is majoring in Crime and Justice Studies. She's currently participating in Semester in the City as an intern at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. Nicole joined School on Wheels as a high school junior, tutoring under her mother Kelly Ochoa in Fall River and New Bedford. During her sophomore year at UMass Dartmouth, she and her mother worked with UMass Dartmouth staff to make tutoring at Harbor House, New Bedford a successful work study job for UMass Dartmouth students. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys friends, her dog, music and video games.   



Cauna Magner

Bolton Place, Brockton 

Cauna began tutoring for School on Wheels in 2016.  She's worked with students at two family shelters in Brockton as well as Dorchester.  Cauna's been a consistent supporter and volunteer for other events and program initiatives and received SOWMA's 2019 Volunteer of the Year for her steadfast and reliable commitment to our tutoring program and students.  Recently retired, her professional career focused on manufacturing operations.  She lives in Brockton with her husband and has one adult son. 

 


Mark WaringMark Waring  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Life Center, Brockton

SOWMA welcomed Mark in January, 2019.  Mark graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with a double concentration in Pure Math and Statistics. Mark was a math tutor at the BSU Academic Achievement Center and ran the directed study groups for higher math classes. He began Youthbuild in 2018 where he is an instructor helping students develop job skills, obtain G.E.D. status and overcome personal obstacles. Mark is a passionate education advocate and exceptional role model for youth. 

Kelly OchoaKelly Ochoa  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harbour House, New Bedford

Kelly has a BA in Latin American Studies from Union College. After getting her degree, she joined the Peace Corps and spent three years working on education related projects in Honduras. While in the Peace Corps, she discovered her love of learning and education so when she returned to the US, she returned to school to earn a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University. She has been teaching Spanish for the last 19 years in the Old Rochester Regional School District on the beautiful South Coast. This area is where she spent her summers as a child and where she raised her twin daughters, who are now in college  Prior to joining School on Wheels, she also taught English as a Second Language to adults in New Bedford through the Massachusetts Migrant Education Program. She is active in her local Unitarian Universalist church serving as a youth leader. When not working, Kelly enjoys running, reading and spending time at the beach with her family and dog.

 

site coordinatorLakia Small  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crescent Credit Union Learning Center, Brockton
Evelyn House, Stoughton
Youth Division, Brockton

Lakia joined SOWMA in 2012. She has an Early Childhood Education degree from Bunker Hill Community College and a dual BS in Early Education and Supervision of Child Care Programs from the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Outside of SOWMA, Lakia works with the Justice Resource Institute serving at-risk families.  Prior to devoting her career to the Brockton community, Lakia worked for more than 15 years with at-risk populations in Boston. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, cultural activities, giving back to the community and spending time with her teenage daughter. Lakia's passion is working with underserved families and children.

 

 


Ed Madan   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attleboro FOCUS, Attleboro
Conway House, Middleboro

Ed joined SOWMA in January, 2019 as a tutor at the Bolton Place location in Brockton and accepted the role of Site Coordinator for Conway House and Attleboro FOCUS this Fall. In January, 2020 Ed received the Brockton Promise "Promise In Action for Exceptional Mentoring" award.
 
In 1994, Ed received a BS in Finance from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus. Currently, he's completing a Masters in Special Education at Curry College in Milton. 
 
For the past 15 years, Ed worked at Guardian Life Insurance on the Sales Team. 

 

Darla Moran

Darla Moran 

Pilgrim's Hope Site, Plymouth/Kingston 

Darla volunteered as a SOWMA tutor soon after moving to Massachusetts from Seattle in 2018.  She helped children at one of our Brockton family shelters.  She then became the Site Coordinator for our Plymouth/Kingston site in 2019.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University and was previously a third grade teacher.  When not teaching children or overseeing our tutoring program, Darla enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren, reading and exploring historical sites throughout Massachusetts.   

 

 

 

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Sean Connell   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Resource Center, Fall River 

 

Sean Connell graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with bachelor degrees in Political Science and Women & Gender Studies. He has worked on several social justice campaigns and became an AmeriCorps VISTA member at YouthBuild, a program for at risk youth.  At VISTA, he helped with grants, case management and served as a lead teacher.  Sean equips students with GED/HiSET skill, resume building and professional communication and networking.  Sean also oversees a community group engaging the youth of Fall River to address issues of violence and discrimination. He is passionate about education and giving every student a real chance at success. "I'm incredibly excited to join the SOWMA team as site coordinator at the Fall River Family Resource Center!" 

 

Becky Michael

Becky michael This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Louison Center, Brockton

Becky joined SOWMA as the Site Coordinator for the Louison Center in the fall of 2015.

Becky earned her BA in French and her MA in teaching from Clark University in Worcester.  Upon finishing grad school, she moved to Paris, France to teach English.  Her next move took her to Santa Fe, NM, where she worked as the administrative assistant and family services coordinator for a Head Start program on a Native American reservation for a year and a half.  Eager to begin her teaching career, she moved to northern California where she taught high school French for five and a half years.  She made her way back to her home state of Massachusetts in 2015 where she now teaches middle school French.

Becky is passionate about working with youth of all ages and finds the opportunity to work for SOWMA very exciting and fulfilling.

Ann Marie Piscitelli

Taunton Family Center, Taunton
Teen Parenting Center, Attleboro

Ann Marie Piscitelli joined in 2018.  She has been teaching elementary and middle school for more than twenty years. Throughout the past 12 years, Ann Marie has been a middle school math and science teacher. She earned a BA from Worcester State University and a Masters of Education from Lesley University.

In her free time, Ann Marie enjoys time with her family and friends and outdoor activities. She is an active volunteer in her community.

 

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