BOARD OF DIRECTORS

arthur-unobskey Arthur Unobskey, President
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Gloucester Public Schools. Previously, Principal, Washington Irving Middle School, Boston; Principal, Concord Middle School; Assistant Principal, Dearborn Middle School. Co-Founder, The Writers’ Express. B.A. Yale University; M.A.T. Brown University.

David SummergradDavid Summergrad, Secretary
Principal, Hobomock Elementary School, Pembroke; Lecturer in Education, Curry College; Director of Curriculum, Explo at Wellesley. Previously, Principal, Runkle School, Brookline; English Teacher, Department Head, Houseleader, Wayland Middle School; Curriculum Writer at The Writers’ Express. B.A. Harpur College; M.Ed. with a Specialization in English, Northeastern University.

jean birnbergJean Birnberg
Associate Partner at J. Hilburn. Previously, production editor at Houghton Mifflin Company and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Overseer at deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park. B.A. University of Pennsylvania.

 

michael faigenMichael Faigen
President, Stainless Steel Coatings, Inc. Previously, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. M.B.A. University of Chicago; B.A. University of Michigan.

 

professional-photoVanessa Osgood
Executive Assistant to the Dean of Administration and Finance, Harvard College. Previously, Staff Assistant, Harvard Medical School; and Human Resources Clerk, Bridgewater State College. A.A., Eastern Nazarene College.

 

Carey Schwartz
Editor; Member of Board of Trustees at Boston’s Jewish Community Day School and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. B.A. Brandeis University, M.S. (Mass Communication) Boston University, Ed.M. (Counseling) Boston University.

 

OUR STAFF

Vicki L. Krupp, Executive Director
Vicki is a teacher, writer, and program developer. She taught high school history on the North Shore of Massachusetts and has co-authored four books on cooking and literature. Her recent work with a school-based mentoring program for low-income students gave her insight into the needs of Boston-area students, and she’s thrilled to apply this insight to her position at Summer Ink. Vicki has a B.A. in History from Brown University and an M.A. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Debbie Reck, Camp Director
Debbie was a middle school and high school teacher for many years while developing The Writers’ Express (WEX) curriculum, which has served as the foundation for Summer Ink. As the first director of The WEX Summer Program (the predecessor to Summer Ink), she worked with campers and staff to develop the physical, artistic, and writing activities that energize Summer Ink’s campers today. After leading the effort to integrate this vision into an English curriculum for the entire country at Amplify Learning, Debbie returns to Summer Ink this year to learn more about capturing the voices of middle and high school students.

Deb Schmill, Program Coordinator
Debbie has a B.S. in Accounting, but spent most of her professional career as a computer programmer. For the last decade, she has focused on volunteer work in the areas of environmental awareness and social justice. Debbie is the founder of the Needham Community Farm (NCF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing healthy produce for food insecure households, and hands-on educational opportunities for the community. Her years with NCF have given her a deep appreciation for the need to ensure all children have opportunities to learn, grow and feel good about themselves.

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CAMP COUNSELORS

Instructors are hired for their energy, warmth, and teaching talents. Our Senior Counselors are certified teachers or college students, many of whom have been campers or instructors with us in the past. Our Junior Counselors are high school or college students with demonstrated writing ability and the energy and enthusiasm to motivate campers. The teacher-to-student ratio at Summer Ink is 4:1 so campers get the attention they need from caring staff members who help them improve their writing skills while having fun.

SENIOR COUNSELORS
Blake

David Blake
Pollard Middle School, Needham

Mary Carney
Dracut High School

Taylor Casey
Diamond Middle School, Lexington

Jen Evans
Polland Middle School, Needham

Emily Jones
Middlesex School, Concord

Madelyn Kempen
St. Augustine Prep, Milwaukee

Anna Kuperman
Classical High School, Providence

Rachel Lenkei
Rising Tide Charter School, Plymouth

Keller McGuinness
Codman Academy, Boston

Gabe Putnam
Wheaton College

Christina Toro
Classical High School, Providence

Cory Warfield
Driscoll School, Brookline

JUNIOR COUNSELORS

Sadiyah Archibald
South Shore Charter School

Jenia Brewington
Simmons College

Mandy Deng
Boston Latin Academy

Miranda Eng
Newton North High School

Caroline Kapp
Middlebury College

Susanna Kemp
Brookline High School

Julia Leshchiner
Needham High School

Carmen Mei
Roger Williams University

Maya Metser
New York University

Lalah Royer
Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Conyers, GA

Gabrielle Solomon
Brookline High School

Jane Tegeler
Fordham University

Arianna Valdes
Wayland High School

SPORTS COACHES

Xavier Hincapie
Brookline High School

Rebecca Wishnie
Middlebury College