Interactive

Hands On

Empowering

At Barack Obama Green Charter High School, students learn to question, experiment, problem solve, design and express their ideas. Our dynamic, collaborative curriculum is designed to stretch students’ ways of thinking and stimulate their natural curiosity of youth.

Research & Discovery

Our faculty teach students to apply research and analytical skills to today’s pressing social, economic and environmental issues. They answer questions such as “What is effective that’s already being done? How can I make an impact now and in the future?”.

Business

Guest speakers are often invited to the school to share their professional knowledge and discuss their career experiences. Their workshops cover industry trends and business-related technology. Students have learned about effectively using social media, graphic design software and more.

Sustainability

Students learn to apply sustainable thinking across disciplines. They learn real life examples of sustainability that can be applied to their coursework and community leadership.

STEM

In our inquiry based, hands-on program, STEM concepts are investigated through a variety of collaborative and independent activities. Computer and engineering concepts are integrated into the subject curriculums.

RECENT PROJECTS

A group of students created wall murals and art installations like this large tree from tossed junk.

Departments

Leadership  Arts  English  Math  Physical Education & Health  Science  Social Studies  Special Education  World Language • Staff

LEADERSHIP

Mr. Steven King

Mr. Steven King

Co-Founder & Head of School

Ms. Erin Murphy-Richardson

Ms. Erin Murphy-Richardson

School Principal

Mr. Kasiame Maasiyah

Mr. Kasiame Maasiyah

Co-Founder & Technology Coordinator

ENGLISH

Ms. Sandra McDade-Gora

Ms. Sandra McDade-Gora

English Language Arts Teacher

Ms. Jill Comerchero

Ms. Jill Comerchero

English Teacher

Mr. Peter Harrison

Mr. Peter Harrison

English Teacher

Ms. Yasmin Griffin

Ms. Yasmin Griffin

English Teacher

WORLD LANGUAGE

Mr. Zhibin Hu

Mr. Zhibin Hu

Mandarin Teacher

SCIENCE

Ms. Odile Jean-Pierre

Ms. Odile Jean-Pierre

Science Teacher

Ms. Melissa Poggioli

Ms. Melissa Poggioli

Chemistry Teacher

Mr. Salim Quinn

Mr. Salim Quinn

Science Teacher

MATHEMATICS

Mr. Kyle Paustian

Mr. Kyle Paustian

Math Teacher

Mr. Kasiame Maasiyah

Mr. Kasiame Maasiyah

Math Coach

SOCIAL STUDIES

Mr. Orlando O'Neill

Mr. Orlando O'Neill

Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Neil Marcus

Mr. Neil Marcus

World History/Economics and Finance Teacher

Mr. James Kelly

Mr. James Kelly

History Teacher

Mr. Jon Vaneekhoven

Mr. Jon Vaneekhoven

Social Studies Teacher

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH

Ms. Felice Jones

Ms. Felice Jones

Physical Education Teacher

Mr. Gabriel Gray

Mr. Gabriel Gray

Physical Education Teacher

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Mr. David Hayase

Mr. David Hayase

Special Education Teacher

ELL

Ms. Irene Mendoza

Ms. Irene Mendoza

Bilingual Paraprofessional

Mr. Cosme De Armas

Mr. Cosme De Armas

ESL Teacher

ARTS

Ms. Allison Filomeno

Ms. Allison Filomeno

Theatre Arts Teacher

STAFF

Ms. Bima Baje

Ms. Bima Baje

Business Administrator

Ms. Joan Orimaco

Ms. Joan Orimaco

School Business Administrator Assistant

Mr. Steven Wolf

Mr. Steven Wolf

Director of Operations

Mr. John Prudente

Mr. John Prudente

School Safety Coordinator

Ms. Leonor Osorio

Ms. Leonor Osorio

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Jennifer Lippe

Ms. Jennifer Lippe

Master Mentor Teacher

Mr. Lee Best

Mr. Lee Best

Guidance Counselor

Mr. Stefon Beck

Mr. Stefon Beck

Master Mentor Teacher

LEADERSHIP

Mr. Steven King

Mr. Steven King

Co-Founder & Head of School

Mr. Kasiame Maasiyah

Mr. Kasiame Maasiyah

Co-Founder & Technology Coordinator

Ms. Erin Murphy-Richardson

Ms. Erin Murphy-Richardson

School Principal

ENGLISH

Ms. Jill Comerchero

Ms. Jill Comerchero

English Teacher

Ms. Griffin

Ms. Griffin

English Teacher

Mr. Peter Harrison

Mr. Peter Harrison

English Teacher

Ms. Sandra McDade-Gora

Ms. Sandra McDade-Gora

English Language Arts Teacher

WORLD LANGUAGE

Mr. Zhibin Hu

Mr. Zhibin Hu

Mandarin Teacher

SCIENCE

Ms. Odile Jean-Pierre

Ms. Odile Jean-Pierre

Science Teacher

Ms. Melissa Poggioli

Ms. Melissa Poggioli

Chemistry Teacher

Mr. Salim Quinn

Mr. Salim Quinn

Science Teacher

MATHEMATICS

Mr. Kasiame Maasiyah

Mr. Kasiame Maasiyah

Math Coach

Mr. Kyle Paustian

Mr. Kyle Paustian

Math Teacher

SOCIAL STUDIES

Mr. Orlando O'Neill

Mr. Orlando O'Neill

Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Jon Vaneekhoven

Mr. Jon Vaneekhoven

Social Studies Teacher

Mr. James Kelly

Mr. James Kelly

History Teacher

Mr. Neil Marcus

Mr. Neil Marcus

World History/Economics and Finance Teacher

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH

Ms. Felice Jones

Ms. Felice Jones

Physical Education Teacher

Mr. Gabriel Gray

Mr. Gabriel Gray

Physical Education Teacher

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Mr. David Hayase

Mr. David Hayase

Special Education Teacher

ELL

Ms. Irene Mendoza

Ms. Irene Mendoza

Bilingual Paraprofessional

Mr. Cosme De Armas

Mr. Cosme De Armas

ESL Teacher

ARTS

Ms. Allison Filomeno

Ms. Allison Filomeno

Theatre Arts Teacher

STAFF

Ms. Bima Baje

Ms. Bima Baje

Business Administrator

Mr. Steven Wolf

Mr. Steven Wolf

Director of Operations

Mr. John Prudente

Mr. John Prudente

School Safety Coordinator

Mr. Stefon Beck

Mr. Stefon Beck

Master Mentor Teacher

Mr. Lee Best

Mr. Lee Best

Guidance Counselor

Mr. Garret Johnson

Mr. Garret Johnson

Climate and Control Support

Ms. Jennifer Lippe

Ms. Jennifer Lippe

Master Mentor Teacher

Ms. Joan Orimaco

Ms. Joan Orimaco

School Business Administrator Assistant

Ms. Leonor Osorio

Ms. Leonor Osorio

Administrative Assistant