Our team consists of seasoned professionals in their respective fields of expertise in education and senior leadership who are dedicated to being an instrument of change and progress. Using the skills and experience they each gained in positions within the government, school administration, and private industry, in the US and abroad, our team's shared commitment is the foundation on which ESI builds capacity among school leaders as well as provides the guidance and training to facilitate the intellectual growth and social-emotional development of students of color throughout the Caribbean. We are seeking strong educators and students interested in joining our volunteer team. Candidates are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your resume, areas of specialization, and reasons for wanting to join our team.
An educator for 17+ years, Dr. Dyce’s expertise in education derives from his diverse classroom experience as a Math and Science teacher in Montessori, Magnet, International Bachelorette Programs, Parochial, Private, Charter, and Public schools throughout Jamaica, Florida, Washington DC, and New York City, his school leadership experience implementing Mentorship programs, advising on Professional Development, conducting candidate interviews on Hiring Committees, as well as his extensive instructional leadership work within the Jamaican Diaspora. At the onset of the pandemic, over 20,000 teachers and administrators attended more than 20 virtual sessions Dr. Dyce led on best practices and tools that facilitate online student instruction. For this work, Dr. Dyce received the JTA Excellence Award for Distinguished Service to Nation-Building in Education in May 2021 and he received the UJAA Diaspora Leadership in Education Award by the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations in December 2021.
In January 2022, Dr. Dyce launched Education Solutions International Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit that sponsors student tuition fees, provides scholarships, and grants to students, and delivers professional development training for educators, and administrators in leadership, organizational culture, and climate, diversity, and inclusion, and hybrid teaching and learning strategies. Dr. Dyce earned a BA in Education for Catholic College in Mandeville. He received both a MA in Educational Leadership and a Med in Teaching Learning from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota before earning his Doctor of Education in Leadership and Management from St. Thomas University. Dr. Dyce earned a Professional Certificate in Leadership and Innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Dyce is part of the renowned Summer Principal Academy Program at Columbia University Teachers College where he will earn a New York State Public School Building Leadership (SBL) Certification and Maser of Education in Public School Leadership degree in August 2022.
Mrs. Judy Villeneuve-Dyce currently serves as Director of Policy and Engagement in the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning in the Division of Teaching and Learning. She previously served as Director of Policy and Engagement to the Chief Academic Officer in the prior administration, as Director of Compliance Services within the Office of the General Council where she led a team to ensure 1,600 public schools met Federal, State requirements and Chancellor priorities to protect the most vulnerable student populations in temporary housing, multilingual learners, and students with disabilities. Prior to that, she served as Director of Operational Policy and Research to the Deputy Chancellor of Operations where she led the citywide implementation of the Mayoral school food program, Breakfast in the Classroom to combat hunger among low-income students and increase their learning outcomes.
Mrs. Villeneuve-Dyce received her B.A. in Communications from New York University and her M.A. in International Affairs Governance, Rights and Statistics from the Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment, within the School of Public Engagement at The New School. She earned the Leading for Excellence and Equity certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Judy Villeneuve-Dyce is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Northeastern University in the Law and Policy executive program where she is researching "How anti-Critical Race Theory legislation in New York State impacts the development, administration and implementation of education policy at NYC public schools located in low-income communities?"
Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Megel Barker is the Middle School Principal at ABA Oman International School located in Muscat Oman. He is a veteran educator with over 25 years of experience in the classroom and school administration. His interests lie in school effectiveness and instructional leadership. Dr Barker presents regularly at international conferences including the ASCD - Teach to Lead, The Middle East School Leadership Conference, and The IB World conference.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics (IMA-UK), A Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), hold the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH), and is a trained Danielson Framework Observer.
Ms. Karlene Largie
Karlene Largie is retired after spending 32 successful years in corporate America’s banking industry. She is the immediate past president of The Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA) Inc./UJAA and is currently the Corresponding Secretary. Ms. Largie serves on the Boards of other organizations and is actively involved in her Diaspora Community.
Karlene is a founding member of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF) assisting in the advancement of education and has been the chair and co-chair of their Education Summits at various times. She serves as the Communications Director of these events as well.
She brings a commitment to a vision of collaboration, organization, and leadership by example, using her resources effectively and selflessly to realize that vision.
Nicole DeRosa has been teaching for the past 11 years in various independent schools. She holds two Master degrees in Education and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education degree in Mathematics Education. She spent 5 years teaching elementary school in both Connecticut and Florida and 6 years teaching middle school math in Massachusetts and New York City. She has also spent 6 years as a teacher and team leader.
She is currently a 6th grade math teacher and Grade Level Coordinator at The Dalton School in New York City. She has experience teaching a variety of methods related to mathematics education such as Singapore Math, Envision Math, Open Up Resources and Desmos. In addition to team leading, she presented at a conference at Chase Collegiate in Waterbury, CT regarding Financial Literacy and Classroom Economics. Nicole is passionate about learning, professional growth and contributing to the field of Education.