Che-Lin Aldridge, Office Administrator
Che-Lin was born and raised in Detroit. She is a maker/craftsperson whose primary focus is fiber arts. Che-Lin enjoys traveling, triking, and music.
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Klotylda Phillippi, Librarian
Ms. Klo recently retired from her teaching at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her undergraduate degree from Alma College and her MA and PhD from Michigan State University where she also taught. Her research interests include early reading and writing and professional learning communities where University interns, mentor teachers and University instructors learn together. Her goal is for every school to be a learning community for everyone – the students, teachers, staff and families. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes caring, social justice and equity as essential. She taught literacy courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentored doctoral students in her classes and taught in the Elementary Master of Arts with Certification (ELMAC) program since it began in 1998. Amanda Rosman was one of her early star graduate students. She has worked with her university interns in urban and suburban districts. Prior to and during her University teaching, Phillippi taught all elementary grades as a classroom teacher and learning specialist. She says that her 50 years in education have led her to the Boggs School which epitomizes all that she believes a wonderful school can be. Klo has also served as the School Board Secretary since the school opened.
Jasmine Noble, Counselor
Ms. Jasmine is our school's licensed professional counselor, whose focus in 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 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.
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Scheherazade Washington Parrish, Classroom Aide,
Painted Turtles Room
Scheherazade Washington Parrish has been with the Boggs School for four years. This year, she joins the lower elementary with the Painted Turtles class. She loves Boggs children! She also writes poems and blogs. Scheherazade has an eleven-year-old son at the Boggs School.
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Jamica Ingram, Classroom Aide, Rainbow Room
This is Ms. Jamica's third year with the Littles after being home with her own kids before entering the working world again! She holds a Bachelors 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 12 years. Their two children, Kaiya and Theron, are Boggs students as well, with one in 4th grade and the other in 2nd. 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 kiddos 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.
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Ebonee West, Classroom Aide, Painted Turtles Room
Ms. Ebonee is a mother of five, including two kids at the Boggs School and one who will soon be a teacher herself! She loves every aspect of celebrations - food, music, dance, and especially decorating! She also loves shaping free thinkers with the Boggs School and with her friends in the Painted Turtles Room. This is her second year working at the Boggs School.
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Terondae Taylor, Classroom Aide, Tiger Lilies Room
Terondae began working at the Boggs School in the summer of 2016. He enjoys music, 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)!
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Ben Beutel-Gunn, Classroom Aide, Painted Turtles Room
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)
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Janet Basile-Frattini, Occupational Therapist
Janet has been an occupational therapist for 30 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, return to work programs, home care, and sheltered workshop programs. Her treatment skills include, strength/endurance training, fine/gross motor training, balance training, cognitive re-training, visual perceptual training, and sensory integration training. Janet’s passion has always been to work with children, which became a reality when she was hired as a school therapist. Janet believes all students are capable of learning if we can identify the child’s way of understanding their world and uses play is an integral part of her treatment approach.
This is Janet’s 4th year at the Boggs School. She speaks highly of the staff and the philosophy of Boggs, saying, “It’s like a family; all staff are very involved with the children. The love and compassion they give to the students is wonderful.”
Melanie Cook, Social Worker
Melanie is a native Detroiter and graduate from the Detroit Public Schools system. She attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. She obtained a Master of Criminal Justice degree before moving back to Michigan in 2007 and later began working in child welfare as a Foster Care Specialist for the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. An advocate for children, Melanie continues her work specializing in children and youth services as a licensed clinician and school social worker. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and continues her work in assisting children with overcoming difficulties, barriers to success and achievement, and life challenges.