Support Staff

Ben Beutel-Gunn, Classroom Aide, Pheasants Room (Grades 3/4)
When Mr. Ben was born, he was so strong he could beat up a shark and never be defeated! When he was 2 years old, he could breathe fire for a hundred years and could never be defeated by fire! (Bio written by Trystan P., Age 5) Ben is looking forward to beginning his fourth year as an aide at the Boggs School.
Dakarai Carter, Classroom Aide, Rainbow Room (Kindergarten)
Mr. Dakarai is a social work student at Wayne State University who stays involved in his community in many ways. As a young person, Dakarai started his interested in organizing with Detroit Summer and continues that work through this day. In addition, he holds a board position with the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership. Dakarai has a passion for working with young people and has been working with the Boggs School for four years as a community teacher. He is excited to begin his second year as a classroom aide! 
Jamica Ingram, Classroom Aide, Painted Turtles Room (Grade 1)
This is Ms. Jamica's fifth year with the Littles after being home with her own kids before entering the working world again! She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Work as well as an Associates Degree in Graphic Design. She has been a Detroiter, along with her husband, for over 14 years. Their two children, Kaiya and Theron, are Boggs students as well, with one in 6th grade and the other in 4th. She has really enjoyed not only being a Boggs parent but also a part of the amazing staff at the school. When not at school, you can find her and her kids enjoying the beaches of Belle Isle and the Great Lakes, checking out new camping spots, in the car ready for the next road-tripping adventure, biking around the city, or just hanging out at home.
Falyn Kelley, Food Service
Ms. Falyn is excited to begin her second year at the Boggs School. She is a culinary arts student at Oakland Community College, pursuing a degree in Applied Science. She has an 9-year-old in fourth grade at the Boggs School. She loves being part of the Boggs School community and feeding our kids delicious, healthy food! 
Kevin Lurkins, Classroom Aide, Ravens Room (Grade 8)
Mr. Kevin is so happy to be returning to the Boggs School for his second year as a Classroom Aide. He feels lucky to be a part of this school, and he can’t wait to grow, learn, and share in a joyous, amazing school year with our community! “To the world, you may be one person.  To one person, you may be the world.” - Dr. Seuss
Jasmine Noble, Counselor
Ms. Jasmine serves as our school's licensed professional counselor, focusing on the social and emotional well-being of our students, families, and staff. Her journey at Boggs started during our inaugural year as a founding teacher with the Tiger Lilies (Grades 3-4). She is entering her third year as counselor and sixth year at the Boggs School overall. She is an avid visionary and developer of initiatives focusing on meeting the unique needs of individuals and communities.  In addition to her work as a counselor, she is the founder and director of the nonprofit organization, ComeUnity One Stop. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and community-building.
Klotylda Hartshorn Phillippi, Librarian
Ms. Klo serves as the volunteer librarian at the Boggs School, where she established a web-based catalog system for the library and holds library time for all the classes. She received her undergraduate degree from Alma College and her master’s and PhD degrees from Michigan State University. Klo taught all elementary grades as a classroom teacher and learning specialist in Plymouth Public Schools as well as undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. Her teaching philosophy centers on creating caring environments where social justice and equity are essential and says that her 50 plus years in education have led her to the Boggs School, which epitomizes all that she believes a wonderful school can be. She loves to read, exercise in Silver Sneakers classes at the Y, spend time with her family, and participate in mission projects at her church. She is active in Democratic clubs and enjoys time in Frankfort on Lake Michigan, where she has learned to be a Michigan native plant gardener.
Terondae Taylor, Classroom Aide, Painted Turtles Room (Grade 1)
Mr. Terondae began working at the Boggs School in the summer of 2016 as an intern and is now entering his fifth year as a classroom aide. Terondae also assists with coaching recreational basketball. He enjoys music and sports and has a deep love for food. Chocolate is the key to his heart (if anyone was wondering what could possibly make his day)!
Ebonee West, Classroom Aide, Pheasants Room (Grades 3/4)
Ms. Ebonee is a mother of five, including two kids at the Boggs School, and a new grandma to one! She loves every aspect of celebrations - food, music, dance, and especially decorating. She also loves shaping free thinkers with the Boggs School. This is Ebonee's fourth year as a classroom aide at the Boggs School.