This is my seventh year at the Otis School and my 20th year with the BPS. Prior to the Otis, I taught Kindergarten at the Bates School in Roslindale. During my years at the Otis, I have enjoyed becoming a part of the East Boston community and have had so many opportunities to watch my students grow up. I am very fond of animals and enjoy reading children
fiction and non-fiction animal books and telling them stories about my
pets. Of course, I also love listening to the children’s stories! I am excited
to begin a new year at the Otis School.
Hello! My name is Michaela Hyland and I am covering for Ms. Trainor’s K2 class at the James Otis School. I received my bachelor’s degree at Framingham State University and am working to earn my master’s degree at Curry College. I am eager to watch the students grow academically and socially. When I am not teaching I like to spend time outdoors, read, and spend time with friends and family. I am excited to be able to fill in for Ms. Trainor’s class until she returns!
Hello! My name is Keisha Bodden and I am proud to say that this is my eighth year teaching at the James Otis School. I attended Boston Public Schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I graduated from Boston Latin School. I received my bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst and my master’s degree in Elementary Education from UMass Boston. When I am not teaching I enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to another great year at the Otis!
Hello! My name is Julia Trainor, and I am excited to begin my seventh year as a K2 teacher at the James Otis Elementary School. I received my bachelor’s degree as well as my master’s degree from Lesley University. My favorite part of teaching K2 is watching students grow academically and socially. My goal is to provide students with an engaging, fun and safe learning environment where they are able to ask questions, share ideas, and explore new, challenging lessons. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog Chloe. I especially love Cape Cod and going to the beach. I look forward to a wonderful year that is full of enjoyable learning activities and new adventures!