Specialists and Support Staff

Quentin Basil

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Regina Boyd

I'm originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but I have also lived in other states, including a stint in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Throughout my teaching career, I have worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In my leisure, I enjoy reading, golfing, sewing, and planning special events.

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Heather Donaldson

I'm a New Yorker at heart but was born overseas in Aberdeen, Scotland. I graduated with my Bachelor's from SUNY Fredonia and attained my reading Masters from SUNY Brockport and am certified in Cognitive Coaching and as an EL Educator. All of this helps me show students how to help digest key components of word problems that students see in a math context. I also try to support students and our teachers who support our students with the Concrete, Representation and Abstract (CRA) so we can meet students on which level they are demonstrating to eventually bring them to the abstract level. Utilizing math workshop and KAGAN Cooperative Learning Structured are 2 ways we try to meet the needs of our students in our delivery which results in personalized learning, heightened engagement and increased academic gains. I enjoy supporting teachers with cooperative structures and management to heighten engagement and increase academic gains in their classes. When I’m not co-teaching, training, leading PDs I enjoy inspirational movies like REMEMBER THE TITANS. I love to travel, lay out by the pool, cook, go to church and spend time with friends and family.

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Sally Donnelly

This is my 30h year as a teacher!! My grown daughters attended APS schools – McKinley, Swanson and W-L. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy. I am a proud UVA alum. My two grown daughters proudly attended APS schools (McKinley, Swanson and W&L) and both live in Europe now One is a teacher in Toulouse, France and the other a computer project manager in Amsterdam. My husband and I live in Arlington and enjoy our backyard fish pond.

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Kobie Griffin

I'm originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was a 2022 Louisiana Teacher of the Year Semifinalist. I graduated from Louisiana State University and have 15 years of education experience, having served as a math teacher, team lead, athletic coach, and mentor. I love building community through relationships with students, parents, & faculty. I look forward to fostering an equitable learning environment that empowers everyone for personal and academic success.

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Joel Gildea

I am from Western Pennsylvania, so I am a huge Steelers and Penguins fan. I am the oldest of 5 (my youngest brother just turned 23). I've been in education for 16 years, 10 of them teaching middle school Math/Reading. I enjoy running, playing basketball, and watching Notre Dame football, when my 8 and 4 year old don't have soccer games.

Fanaye Gessesse

Speech Therapist

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Shevelle Hill

Safety Coordinator

I am the School Safety Coordinator at DHMS and I'm here to serve the goal of overall safety, security, and welfare for the students, staff, and all inhabitants of the building, including visitors.

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Poorvi Shah

Testing Coordinator

I am the School Testing Coordinator for DHMS and work with staff and students to implement and interpret the results of federal, state, and district mandated testing. I strive to cultivate a positive and purposeful assessment experience for all DHMS students while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines.