Our Panel of Educators

Meet the teachers who have brought their
passion for teaching to our site.

Brandon Marquis

Brandon Marquis comes to the Story Shares team with a Master's in Special Education from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz and a School Counseling credential from San Jose State. He has worked in a variety of capacities with adults and children with special needs for the past ten years, beginning as a community support and job facilitator for adults with severe disabilities then as an Art teacher for adults with severe disabilities before entering the public school special education system. He worked as an instructional assistant for four years, where he was instrumental in assisting and supporting 7th & 8th grade students with autism spectrum disorders mainstreaming into general education classrooms. The last four years he has been the teacher in charge of the program for students with ASD and taught Math, History, Science, and Social Skills. He was the recipient of the Courtyard by Marriott "Cares and Shares Award" to local teachers for the 2014-2015 school year. When asked, he says the aspect of his work that he is most passionate about is helping students become more independent.

Amy Escott

Amy Escott comes to the Story Shares team with a CAGS in Administration from American International College, a Master of Arts in English from Middlebury College, and a Master's in Education and a BA in Philosophy from the University of New Hampshire. She has taught in Massachusetts for the last nineteen years from 1st grade to community college always with a focus on writing, ELL and students at risk. She currently teaches 9th and 10th grade English at Methuen High School in Massachusetts.

Emily Salander

Emily is currently the Special Education Coordinator at UP Academy Leonard in Lawrence, MA. She previously taught 7th grade English at UP Academy and 5th Special Education at Excel Academy Charter School. Emily was also a 2011 Teach Plus policy fellow and is a Teach for America Greater Boston Alum. Emily has a B.A. in Comparative Arts and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.Ed in Teaching and Curriculum Design from Boston University.

Lacey Ramsey

Lacey is a middle school reading and writing teacher. Teaching literacy has always been Lacey's passion. She is constantly looking for innovative ways to build her students' interest in reading and writing, and often this means searching all over the place for interactive tools that will keep them motivated.