Grade 2

Mary Yay

Graduated from Boston Public Schools. Received my BA from Northeastern University in Psychology and Elementary Education. Completed my Master’s program at Lesley University with a degree in Curriculum Instruction and Literacy. I love traveling, trying new recipes and enjoying time with my family.

Therese Richards

Ms. Richards received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Boston College and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has spent over 20 years of teaching in Boston. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Richards enjoys spending time with her children and her dog, Pudge.

Amanda Smallwood

Amanda Smallwood is excited to be a part of the second grade team! She taught second grade for many years before joining the Haley team. Amanda loves teaching second grade! Read aloud and science are her favorite parts of the school day. She loves going on adventures with her husband and their sons Nate and John.

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter loves teaching Second Grade. She thinks it’s the best grade in the school! Lisa feels strongly about building a safe and supportive community where students feel comfortable to engage in rich conversations about text, math and social justice. When not teaching, Lisa likes to go for runs, knit and cook. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters, Emma and Delanie

Rebecca Livingston

Rebecca Livingston received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Business Management from Wheaton College. She is a proud graduate of the Boston Teacher Residency through which she received her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and working on her ceramics business.