Support Staff

Zena Addae, Classroom Aide, Rainbow Room (Kindergarten)
Bio coming soon!
Che-Lin Aldridge, Office Administrator
Ms. 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. She is excited to begin her fourth year at the Boggs School.
Janet Basile-Frattini, Occupational Therapist
Ms. 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 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 5th year at the Boggs School.
Ben Beutel-Gunn, Classroom Aide, Painted Turtles Room (1/2)
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 third 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 first year as a classroom aide! 
Jamica Ingram, Classroom Aide, Rainbow Room (Kindergarten)
This is Ms. Jamica's fourth 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 13 years. Their two children, Kaiya and Theron, are Boggs students as well, with one in 5th grade and the other in 3rd. 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.
Jiia Joseph, Program Aide
Ms. Jiia is in her second year as a Program Aide at the Boggs School. She is the mother of two young children, is an artist, and has lived in fifteen different homes in her life! Two of her favorite things are the color green and Anime.
Falyn Kelley, Food Service
Ms. Falyn is new this year to the Boggs School. She is a culinary arts student at Oakland Community College, pursuing a degree in Applied Science. She has an 8-year-old in third grade. She is excited to join the Boggs School community and feed our kids delicious, healthy food! 
Colleen Kinkead, Literacy Aide
This is Ms. Colleen’s third year working as a Literacy Aide at Boggs. Before having children, she was a teacher in New York and Detroit. She enjoys working with children while helping them boost their literacy skills. Ms. Colleen has twins in Kindergarten and a child in Grade 2 at Boggs. She likes working in her small vegetable garden, finding healthy recipes her kids will like, and spending time as a family.
Liz Kirk, Special Projects
Before joining the Boggs School family, Ms. Liz began working with youth as a camp counselor and a GED prep tutor for young men in a delinquent facility. She taught elementary special education for three years in greater New Orleans before returning to her native Michigan to complete a master’s degree at the University of Michigan. At Boggs, Liz was the lead teacher in the Painted Turtles Room for 3 years and went on to work as the Multi-Tiered System of Supports Coordinator for 3 years, until welcoming her daughter last spring. This year, Liz will continue to coordinate the Passions program and help out around school in multiple capacities. As a founding Boggs School teacher, Liz is entering her seventh year at the school.
Kevin Lurkins, Classroom Aide, Tiger Lilies Room (6/7)
Mr. Kevin is so happy to be joining the Boggs School this 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
Klotylda Hartshorn Phillippi retired from her position as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her undergraduate degree from Alma College and her master’s and PhD degrees from Michigan State University, where she also taught. Her research and teaching interests include early reading and writing and professional learning communities where University teaching interns, mentor teachers and University instructors learn together. Her teaching philosophy centers on creating caring environments where social justice and equity are essential. She taught a variety of 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 at U-M since it began in 1998. Amanda Rosman was one of her early star graduate students. Prior to and during her University teaching, Klo taught all elementary grades as a classroom teacher and learning specialist. She 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. Since her retirement in 2014, Klo has volunteered at the Boggs School library. She established a web-based catalog system for the library and holds library time for all the classes. 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.
Sholanda Pope, Special Education Teacher
Ms. Sholanda was born and raised in Detroit and graduated from Cass Tech High School. She has been a special education provider for over twelve years in Metro Detroit. She has operated a retail business for sixteen years and has served as a Pretrial Service Officer at Michigan’s busiest felony court. Ms. Sholanda holds master’s degrees in both Education and Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She has been married for twenty-four years, has a 23-year-old daughter attending college in Alabama (graduating 2020!), and a 20-year-old son attending college in Georgia on a full academic scholarship! Ms. Sholanda enjoys photography and traveling with her family, having ventured to Italy, Spain, and France this past summer.
Kimberly Robinson, Literacy Aide
Bio coming soon!
Terondae Taylor, Classroom Aide, Ravens Room (7/8)
Mr. Terondae began working at the Boggs School in the summer of 2016 as an intern and is now entering his third 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, Painted Turtles (1/2)
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 and with her friends in the Painted Turtles Room. This is Ebonee's third year as a classroom aide at the Boggs School.