Jan is a dedicated educator who has worked with high school students for the past 17 years. After earning a Bachelor’s in Education from Penn State University, she began her career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia School District. In the Fall River Public schools, she has continued her career as a high school English teacher. Upon earning a 2nd Master’s Degree from UMASS Boston in School Counseling, Jan then served as a guidance counselor, school design leader, and currently as the leader for Evolve Academy. As a first generation college student herself, Jan is passionate about increasing educational options and college access for all students. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Alex has worked as a science teacher in the Fall River Schools system for five years, after graduating from UMass Dartmouth's biology program. In his program, his focus was evolutionary biology and organic chemistry. Alex believes science is essential for students as a means to understanding how the world works. He enjoys walking his dog, crafts, gardening, and reading.
Eric is a passionate educator who has worked with high school students for the past 15 years. He earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in History and a Master’s in Education. He started teaching in the Fall River Public schools, as a substitute teacher and then transitioned to a full time History teacher. He is enthusiastic about students expanding their historical knowledge and believes this furthers students’ greater understanding of the world. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, spending time with his wife and three boys, and going to concerts.
Markee Malone is our paraprofessional here at Evolve Academy. As a Durfee High School graduate and Fall River native, Mr. Malone is great at connecting with students and building rapport while challenging students to be their best. He is a positive individual who takes pride in encouraging others to be the best version of themselves.