Division of Student Support

Marlon Unas Esguerra

Special Education Faculty
B.A. Poetry, Columbia College-Chicago; M.F.A., Poetry, Michener Fellow, University of Miami; M.S., Urban Education and Special Education, Mercy College; Institute for Urban Education, Creative Pedagogies for School Change, The New School. Seven years as an English & Creative Writing teacher and Program coordinator for Chicago Public Schools, alternative schools, youth writing programs and Cook County juvenile justice system. Has since focused on teaching the Physical Sciences and Computer Science in the NYCDOE. Twelve years of experience as a Special Education teacher, eleven years of which were working in co-teaching partnerships. FIRST Robotics Programming Mentor for ten years (Java, C++). An endurance athlete, he usually writes about running and contemplates what to write as he runs.
E-mail: mesguerra@bhsec.bard.edu

Solemia Gainza 

Special Education Faculty 
B.A. Psychology, Elon University; M.A. Urban Adolescent Special Education, Long Island University.
E-mail: sgainza@bhsec.bard.edu

Amy Goods

Student Support, Science and Mathematics Faculty
E-mail: agoods@bhsec.bard.edu

John Grauwiler 

Special Education Faculty 
B.A. Art History, Bard College; M.A. Special Education, Long Island University. 10 years experience as a special education ICT teacher in English.
E-mail: jgrauwiler@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7731

Mike Herrod

Special Education Faculty 
BA, Columbia University; MA in Television, Radio, and Film, Syracuse University. Mike Herrod recently concluded his training with the New York City Teaching Fellows, and is currently working on his Masters in Education at Hunter College, focusing on special education. Mike worked most recently in the publishing industry, and is also the author and illustrator of several books for children. He lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with his wife and two young sons.
E-mail: mherrod@bhsec.bard.edu

Hannah McFadden

Student Support and Mathematics Faculty 
E-mail: hmcfadden@bhsec.bad.edu

Jessica VanScoy

Student Support Faculty
B.A., Non-Fiction Writing and Photography, Hampshire College; M.A., Special Education, Pace University; M.A. Candidate, Education Policy, Teacher’s College at Columbia University. Jessica VanScoy has been a teacher for over 15 years. She began her career working with adjudicated youth before becoming an NYC Teaching Fellow. She received her B.A. from Hampshire College and two Master degrees: an M.S. in Special Education from Pace University and an M.A. from Teachers College Columbia University in Education Policy. Her interests include equality in education and United States history. She has coached many teachers in her tenure, both in public and graduate schools, including Relay Graduate Center and Teachers College. She was an Education Pioneer in 2016. 
E-mail: jvanscoy@bhsec.bard.edu

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