Meet our team
Jennifer Antonucci, Associate Director
Jennifer Antonucci has been consulting for Teachers21for more than a decade. Teachers and administrators both seek her support in the areas of assessment, standards based teaching and curriculum, differentiated instruction, coaching and mentoring, classroom management, and new teacher support and evaluation.
Jill Harrison Berg, Consultant - Director of the Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate program
Jill Harrison Berg, Ed.D., is Director of the Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate Program, a series of graduate-level leadership development courses for teachers, and a leadership coach supporting school and district leaders who strive to create powerful, coordinated leadership systems that tap the leadership potential of teachers. Dr. Berg is author of the monthly column "Leading Together" in ASCD's Educational Leadership magazine.
David Castelline, Consultant
Dave's work is largely focused on supporting principals and school based leaders. His years as a principal has helped him to mentor and coach new and experienced leaders. He often works with building administrators to implement the Educator Evaluation system and increase the effectiveness of schools by discussing and addressing a wide variety of leadership challenges. Dave also provides professional development workshops for leadership teams at local school districts.
Katie Clarke, Consultant - LIFT2 Program Director
An experienced STEM teacher and trainer, Ms. Clarke works with corporations interested in sponsoring externships for STEM teachers who are seeking to integrate more real world applications into their practice. She also leads the course on problem based learning that supports teachers in bringing real world experiences to the classroom.
John D'Auria, Consultant
In a career that has spanned four decades as a math teacher, guidance counselor, principal and superintendent, Dr. D'Auria has worked with hundreds of school leaders around sharpening the academic focus of school teams, developing a vibrant school culture, and managing conflict in the workplace. The former President of Teachers21, John is a faculty member of William James College and continues to consult with Teachers21 to strengthen practitioners' work around social and emotional learning. In 2010, Dr. D'Auria was appointed by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education to a statewide task force to study and develop a new framework for the supervision and evaluation of all educators in Massachusetts. He was appointed to the Rennie Center Condition of Education Advisory Committee, which seeks to build a more coherent, and research-based, vision of a public education in Massachusetts. Prior to his work at Teachers21, Dr. D'Auria was Superintendent of Schools in Canton, Massachusetts.
Maureen Huddleston, Director of Professional Development
Maureen Huddleston coordinates professional development between our clients and our team of professionals matching district and partner needs with practitioner knowledge and availability.
Lincoln Lynch III, Program Director, PSAP/LLPS Doctoral Program
Dr. Lincoln Lynch III (Linc) is the Program Director for the Teachers21/Boston College/Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) doctoral program for Aspiring Superintendents (PSAP/LLPS). A seasoned administrator specializing in the disciplines of School Finance and Operations; Human Resources; and Strategic Planning.
André R Ravenelle, Executive Director
André R Ravenelle begins a new role as Director of Teachers21 in October, 2018. He has completed his 13th year as Superintendent of the Fitchburg Public Schools, but has been an innovative educator for closer to three decades. His eclectic teaching and educational leadership background includes almost a decade of historical interpretation and craftsmanship at Old Sturbridge Village, teaching French, Spanish and art at Roxbury's Mission High School, assistant principal of Chelsea High School, and administration of Barnstable and Lexington Public Schools. In the spring of 2006 he was chosen as one of 13 Massachusetts education administrators for a two week educational exchange in China.
Jenny Tsankova, Consultant - Masters of Education in Math Program Director
Dr. Jenny K. Tsankova is an associate professor of Mathematics Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol RI, and teaches the mathematics methods courses for elementary and secondary preservice teachers. Dr. Tsankova is also the Director of Mathematics Education Master's Program – a unique collaboration of Fitchburg State University and Teachers 21 (a professional development provider). She is currently modeling lessons, consulting, and providing inservice training for teachers in various school systems in Massachusetts.
Laura Tyrrell, Program Director
Laura manages planning, logistics, scheduling and coordination of Teachers21 professional development degree and licensure programs; and is a liason with our collaborative partners. She manages marketing and communication and web content; and assists consultants with resources and technical support. She holds a BA from Boston College and was an Early Education teacher for ten years. Prior to teaching, Laura held roles of administrative manager and vice president at engineering and environmental consulting firms.