Our School

We are an Effective Practice Pilot School where students are taught in fully inclusive classrooms. Teachers are dual-certified in regular and special education with extensive training in literacy, math investigations and character education. Through creative allocation of funding and commitment of caring partners, each classroom is staffed by two or more adults, resulting in a very low student-to-teacher ratio.

Carolyn Allston, Principal

Ms. Allston has demonstrated culturally sustaining practices in all aspects of her work, instructionally and in her collaboration with families. She has served as a school administrator at the Harvard-Kent Elementary School, as well as a special education and general education teacher at the Dearborn STEM Academy.

A Boston native, she attended Boston Latin Academy for middle school and high school. She brings with her a keen knowledge of the district and its schools, along with profound empathy for teachers and the work we do in schools each day.

Ms. Allston has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hampton University in Virginia and a master’s in education from UMass Boston.

Meet Our Teachers

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Posley
Operations Manager
Ms. Gittens
Community Field Coordinator
Ms. Pontes
Instructional Facilitator
Ms. Morrissey
K0-K1 Teacher
Ms. Sorice
K2 Teacher
Ms. Keeler
1st Grade Teacher
Ms. O'Leary
K0-K1 Para
Ms. Davis
K2 Para
Mr. Johnson
1st Grade Para
Ms. Centeio
K0-K1 Teacher 
Ms. Cheney
K2 Teacher 
Ms. Kenney
1st Grade Teacher 
Ms. Tino
K0-K1 Parap
Ms. President
K2 Para
Ms. Lisa
1st Grade Para
Ms. Ransom
2nd Grade Teacher
Ms. Isabelle
2nd Grade Para
Ms. Chance-Niles
2nd Grade Teacher 
Ms. Pendleton
2nd Grade Para
Ms. Mayers
3rd Grade Teacher
Ms. Gacheru
3rd Grade Para
Ms. Brown
3rd Grade Teacher 
Ms. McNeil
3rd Grade Para
4th Grade Teacher
Mr. Burnett
4th Grade Para
Ms. Cheek
4th Grade Teacher 
Ms. Keogh
4th Grade Para
Ms. Carchia
5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Porter
5th Grade Para
Ms. Bernard
5th Grade Teacher 
Mr. Fulton
5th Grade Para
Ms. Akhtar
Inclusion Specialist
Ms. Wilkins
Resources Room
Ms. Litiff
K-3 Support Specialist
Ms. Mendes
Inclusion/ESL Teacher
Ms. Goncalves
ESL Teacher
Ms. Hastie
ESL Teacher
Ms. Smith
ESL Teacher
Ms. Carroll
Science/Technology Teacher
Ms. Coleman
Physical Education Teacher
Mr. Mangum
Swimming 1-5/Science 1-2
Mr. Mazzola
Coordinator of SpEd
Ms. Boston
Clerk of SpEd
Ms. Webb
Occupational Therapist
Ms. Pare
Speech Pathologist
Ms. Giammarco
Nurse
Mr. Andus
School Social Worker
Ms. Diana
School Psychologist
Ms. Anderson

Samuel W. Mason Pilot Elementary 

150 Norfolk Avenue 

Roxbury, MA

T: 617.635.8405

F: 617.635.8406 

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