STAFF

sheila-punditSheila Pundit, Executive Director
Sheila first worked for Summer Ink in 1996 and has continued to be involved with our programs since then as a Senior Counselor, Program Director, and parent of a Summer Ink student. In addition to her experience at Summer Ink, Sheila has specialized in the examination of student writing for the Writers’ Express when it was an independent organization, and when it partnered with Wireless Generation and Amplify. Sheila has also been an administrator and teacher at a K-8 public school in Hawaii. Please email sheila@summerink.org to contact Sheila.

David BlakeDavid Blake, Lead Teacher
Summer Ink is thrilled that veteran Summer Ink Senior Counselor David Blake will be our Lead Teacher for Summer 2022. David currently teaches 8th grade ELA at Pollard Middle School in Needham, and he has over 23 years of classroom teaching experience. David is excited to welcome all the new faces that will be with us this year. He says, “just thinking of all the wonderful adventures we’ll go on this summer, and the writing that will be born out of those adventures, has me wishing we were starting tomorrow.”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

arthur-unobskey Arthur Unobskey, President
CEO, Riveting Results. Previously, Superintendent Wayland Public Schools. Previously, 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, In Memoriam
Please read our message about David’s recent passing.

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

Ann DiClemente 

Ann is one of the original Summer Ink alums, having attended the WEX camp during its pilot summer. Ann is now the Content Development Manager at Santander Bank. Previously, she was the Employer Partnership Coordinator at Bunker Hill Community College and the Program Director at Future Chefs as well as a Spanish Instructor at the South Boston Educational Complex. Ann holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an M.Ed. from Boston University.

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.

 

Summer Staff

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

Summer Ink will not be holding its summer program in 2024. We will update our site when the program is back. Thank you for your interest; please email info@summerink.org with any questions.
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