Grace Cotter Regan
Grace Cotter Regan is the President of Boston College High School, joining in 2018 as the first woman to take over this position. Grace is an alumna of Boston College. As director of the alumni association, she managed an elected board of directors and 22 staff members. She has also served as vice president of the Boston Public Library Association, where she was charged with raising funds for the restoration of the historic McKim Building, library courtyard and the 27 branches of the Boston Public Library. She earned a Master of Arts in pastoral ministry and spirituality from the Boston College School of Ministry and Theology in 2008. She also holds a master’s in education degree in student affairs and higher education administration from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology and sociology from Boston College.
Jaleesa Anselm is a progressive educator and diversity practitioner who currently serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness at Tenacre Country Day School in Wellesley, MA. She brings with her the perspective of a first generation woman of color who has attended public predominantly white institutions, who now works in independent schools to help school leadership identity and break down various barriers that prevent students with marginalized identities from succeeding both academically and socially. She has led this work at the student, faculty, parent, and Board of Trustee levels, and has presented at various regional and national conferences. Jalessa holds a B.A. and M.A. in Child Development from Tufts University.
Colleen Carter is the Vice President for External Relations at Boston College High School.
As the current Director of Equity and Inclusion at BC High, Ruth Evee comes with 20+ years of educator experience, including service as a school-to-career counselor, lead teacher, dean, and business operations. Ruth’s work has landed her in diverse settings, including vocational, public, and private schools with an even greater span of student populations from suburban, urban, high risk, teen parents, and special needs. As a product of Boston Public Schools, Ruth attended an HBCU to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting, then a master’s degree in Education from UMASS Boston, and currently a Doctoral candidate at Boston College.
Ruth’s educational vision is that all students, regardless of their background, challenges, and/ or make up, are given the same opportunities, possibilities, and individual supports needed to be successful learners and dream achievers. To create academic institutional experiences where the students and their families feel included, respected, and ultimately valued. Ruth’s passion has become advocating for those marginalized students; those that are often ignored, missed, and failed.
Alison MacDonald is the Vice Principal for Curriculum & Professional Development and an English teacher at Boston College High School. Coming from a family of educators, a passion for teaching and learning has been with her since childhood, and she could not imagine a greater profession than working alongside instructors and their students to develop schools into more relational, inclusive, and diverse spaces. Alison is a double Eagle, having earned her BA and MA in English and Secondary Education at Boston College, and is currently working to complete a Post-Master’s Education Leadership program at Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Braintree with her husband Ross (another teacher, of course) and her kids, Marin (10) and Henry (5).