Dedra was previously the Wellesley ABC Resident Academic Tutor from 2018-2020 and has now returned as our Resident Director. Dedra hails from Roslindale, MA and was educated in the Boston Public Schools. She is a graduate of Wheelock College, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Math with a minor in Education and Human Services, and a Masters Degree in Elementary and Special Education. She has been employed by the Wellesley Public Schools in the Special Education Department since 2012 and is currently the Wellesley Middle School METCO Academic Coordinator.
Shawnamandela Davis (Shawna) is a native of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Shawna has a challenging day job as a Universal Banking Operations Specialist with Santander Bank, but she is still eager to work with our scholars at study hall on weekday evenings. She served as a camp counselor for many summers at Agassiz Village Camp in Poland Springs, Maine. While there, she worked with inner city students with numerous disabilities and has extensive experience working with young people of color with learning differences.
Wellesley ABC is fortunate to have professional Chef Roshana Godfrey in our kitchen. Roshana has been with Wellesley ABC since 2012. Before coming to Wellesley ABC, Roshana was a line chef in the kitchens of such well-known Boston area restaurants as Rialto, no9 Park, Harvest and Chez Henri, and was the founding chef at Mariposa Bakery Cafe.