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Patricia Polimadei, MDE, MBA

ACES Academic Coach, Rockville High School

Patricia Polimadei has close to twenty years of experience working with diverse populations in Montgomery County.  Patricia has extensive experience…

Tuwana Stores, MA

ACES Academic Coach, Col. Zadok Magruder High School

Tuwana holds a BA in behavioral science and an MA in higher education leadership.  She is originally from New York…

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Blair Bullock, MA

ACES Academic Coach, Northwood High School

From working with foster care youth to victims of human trafficking, Blair Bullock brings a diverse and interdisciplinary background to…

Cristian Pineda, MEd

ACES Academic Coach, Springbrook High School

Cristian Pineda is a high school academic coach through the ACES program at Montgomery College, and has dedicated over ten years…

Daryn Moore, MS

ACES Academic Coach, Seneca Valley High School

A native of Richmond, VA, Daryn Moore earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication/radio production from Delaware State University. After…

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Maria Abasi, MSW

ACES Academic Coach, Watkins Mill High School

Maria has over 12 years of experience working in the education sector in various capacities.  She has worked in education…


Christina Tzortzinis, MA

ACES Academic Coach, Gaithersburg High School

After graduating with her BA from the University of Michigan, Christina Tzortzinis worked in the field of after school programming.…

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Minjote Mekonen, MS

ACES Academic Coach, James Hubert Blake High School

Minjote Mekonen was born and raised in the DC metro area by immigrant parents from Ethiopia. After high school, she…

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Joram Regis, MA, EdS

ACES Academic Coach, John F. Kennedy High School

Joram Regis grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Sarah J. Hale High School. He is a proud…

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Terré Thomas, MA

ACES Academic Coach, Clarksburg High School

Currently moonlighting as an American Sign Language interpreter, Terré moved to South Korea to teach English to children, ages 3…

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Traci Johnson, MA

ACES Academic Coach, Wheaton High School

Traci Johnson, a native New Yorker, received her master's degree in guidance and counseling from New York University. After graduating…

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Melissa Gudiel, MA

ACES Academic Coach, Paint Branch High School

Melissa Gudiel, daughter to parents from El Salvador, is a first-generation college student. Melissa attended American University in Washington, DC…

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