Resident Director

Cynthia L. Russell

It is our pleasure to welcome back Cynthia L. Russell as the Wellesley ABC Resident Director. Cynthia is currently employed at Wellesley Public Schools as a Middle School and Elementary Coordinator for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity Program (METCO).  She was also a former Resident Director for the Wellesley A Better Chance (ABC) Program. Cynthia is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. She was educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and attended Robert Morris University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education & Business Administration. Cynthia continued her studies at Cambridge College where she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.

Assistant Director/Resident Academic Tutor

Dedra Moore

The ABC scholars also have the support of our Assistant Director and Resident Academic Tutor Dedra Moore.  Currently employed as a Teaching Assistant at Sprague Elementary School, Dedra supports special education students and facilitates math groups.  She hails from Roslindale, MA and was educated in the Boston Public Schools.  Dedra 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. 

House Chef

Roshana Godfrey

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.

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