Jeanette Booth, Special Education Teacher - Elementary
Ms. Jeanette was born and raised in Highland Park and has been teaching for ten years, both in Detroit and other local districts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education with a special education endorsement from Marygrove College. Ms. Jeanette has always loved working and spending time with children; her strongest teaching skill is building relationships with students, especially those with learning or behavioral challenges, and encouraging them to persevere and reach their full potential. She is married with two adult children, two beautiful grandchildren, and a funny little dog named Pumbaa. Ms. Jeanette is in her seventh year at the Boggs School.
Jacinda Bowman, Tiger Lilies Homeroom Teacher (Grade 6), 6-8 Science
Ms. Jacinda grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and got her education degree from Northern Michigan University in Da U.P. She met her husband, Dan, while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. She and Dan live in Detroit with their dog, Honor. This is Ms. Jacinda's sixth year as a middle school science and social studies teacher at the Boggs School. Ms. Jacinda loves biking, camping and searching for moose bones in the summer, and playing board games all winter.
Michael Fenton, Pheasants Room Teacher (Grades 3 & 4)
Mr. Michael is originally from Northern Ireland but for the last eight years has called Clawson home. Mr. Michael completed his bachelor's degree in elementary education at the University of Cumbria, UK. In the classroom, Mr. Michael believes that education should help students make sense of the world around them and provide them the knowledge and skills to maneuver through that world. This is Mr. Michael’s third year teaching the Pheasants classroom.
Nickelette Law, MTSS Coordinator/ELA Teacher
Ms. Nicki began working with children in 2002 as a volunteer for the AmeriCorps program and quickly learned the importance of humility in service. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in elementary education with endorsements in language arts and integrated science from Wayne State University, she taught at the elementary level for nine years and the middle school level for two years. She is looking forward to her fourth year at the Boggs School and is excited to continue in her role as the MTSS Coordinator. Her favorite aspects of teaching are learning from her students, relaying the importance of compassion and understanding for all life, and place-based learning. Outside of school, she enjoys being silly with her husband and four children (including a current Boggs School Solutionary and a 2020 graduate), organizing, reading, and running.
Trina Martell, MTSS Math Teacher
Ms. Trina first came to the Boggs School through Wayne State University's Math Corps program, and she returns this year as the school's full-time MTSS (intervention) math teacher. She was part of the Math Corps since her days as an undergraduate at Wayne State and served in multiple roles during her time there, including as the Dean of Students in Detroit, as well as taking her expertise to consult with the expansion site at Cleveland State University. This is Trina’s fifth year at the Boggs School.
Mindy Nathan, Special Education Coordinator/Teacher - Middle School
Bio coming soon!
Jenna Sabolboro, Starlings Homeroom Teacher (Grade 7), 5-8 Math
Ms. Jenna grew up in Illigan City, Philippines, and moved to Michigan in 2000. She attended the University of Michigan to pursue a career in teaching and earned a bachelor's degree in education with endorsements in math and science in 2009. In the classroom, Ms. Jenna wants to help her students realize their strengths and foster their desire for genuine learning. Outside of the classroom, she is the mother of two daughters who are students at the Boggs School, and she is the pet-mother of two rabbits and one painted turtle. This year will be her fourth at the Boggs School.
Alison Scott Denomme, Rainbow Room Teacher (Kindergarten)
Twenty-five years ago, Ms. Alison considered three career options - Muppeteer, constitutional attorney, and teacher. She would say that teaching chose her and that she has never regretted it. Her passion in teaching is helping children explore and discover their world by asking questions - lots and lots of questions. Ms. Alison is a transplanted Canadian who mostly recently earned her master's degree at the University of Windsor. This is her third year at Boggs. When she is not navigating the wild world of kindergarten teaching, she can be found hanging out with her children, engaging in various fiber arts, playing the guitar very badly, or baking rather well.
Ella Stanley, Ravens Homeroom Teacher (Grade 8), 6-8 English Language Arts
Ms. Ella was born and raised on the east side of Detroit. Before teaching at the Boggs School, she earned degrees in special education, elementary education, and English as a second language from Loyola University of Chicago. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Ella enjoys running, camping, drinking coffee, and cheering on any Detroit sports team. She currently lives on the east side of Detroit with her partner, Jake, and their dog, Lola. This is her sixth year teaching at the Boggs School. Ms. Ella hopes to foster a love of reading, encourage curiosity and thinking, and create joy through trusting relationships.
Tillie Taylor, Grades 6-8 Social Studies
Bio coming soon!