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.

 

 

CYNTHIA ANDRE

Friends of the Homeless, Weymouth
Chamblet House, Dorchester 

Cynthia joined School on Wheels in the summer of 2021 to help manage the K – 12 Summer Tutoring Program in Weymouth and Dorchester.  She will oversee the tutoring program throughout our scattered site apartments in Dorchester.  Cynthia comes to us with 6 years experience as a product manager with such firms as Brainshark, Propel Marketing and EvoText.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Babson College. 



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.

Harbor House, New Bedford
Reuben Street Shelter, Fall River 

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

Family Life Center, Brockton
David Jon Louison Family Center, Brockton

 Nevaeh joined us officially in September, 2021 after many years of volunteering.  In her role as Site Coordinator for two of our Brockton family tutoring centers, Nevaeh will manage and support the pairings of SOWMA volunteers and students.   She has been a long time volunteer in our education and community outreach programs.  Nevaeh was instrumental in reconfiguring remote technology when the pandemic forced our tutoring program to a virtual platform.  She is a student at Johnson & Whales University, where she studies cosmetology.  

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

SHARON ELLIS  

Pilgrim's Hope Site, Plymouth/Kingston 

Sharon is a certified life coach specializing in helping clients manage personal, professional and spiritual growth and wellbeing.  She is a Merrimack College Bachelor of Arts degree candidate in Applied Arts and Sciences, with concentrations in psychology and leadership. She is excited to be supporting children in their academic, social and emotional growth.  Sharon and her husband Ryun have three daughters, ages 24, 21 and 17.  In her free time Sharon enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.  

 

 

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

Reuben Street Shelter, 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

Shanteria CRAWFORD 

Remote/Hybrid Tutoring Coordinator  

Shanteria comes to us with a wealth of experience in technology and advocacy.  She began a virtual internship with SOWMA's Bridge Mentoring Program shortly after the onset of the pandemic.  In this role she helped coordinate student/mentor online sessions and remote communications technology.  She is the Chair of the Youth Forum at Raising Multicultural Kids, and completed a Fellowship at the BSU Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice. The Black Lives Matter movement inspired her to advocate for educational and racial justice. She is a member of the Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers.

 

 

DONNA DIAS  

Taunton Family Center, Taunton
Ruth House Teen Parenting Center, Brockton 

Donna officially joined School on Wheels in September, 2021 after more than 35 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Donna has served in a number of supervisory, customer service and administrator roles throughout her management career.  Throughout the past 6 years, she has tutored children as part of SOWMA's educational program.  Donna attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she studied psychology.  She will oversee our Teen Parenting Center in Brockton and our Family Center in Brockton.  

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