Lynn A. Leonard

Lynn is the founder of High Expectations. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Suffolk University and law degree from New England School of Law. She spent many years practicing law with a focus on Civil Rights and Children and Family Law. Prior to founding High Expectations, she served as an educational advocate and represented both students and teachers in employment and civil rights matters. 

Robert W. Klemm

Bob studied Business and Financial Planning at Boston College. For the past 30 years, he has owned and operated an independent real estate and property management firm.  He is also the Business Manager for Second Chance for Youth Offenders, a local nonprofit organization offering rehabilitative services to under served youth. Bob connects international students with housing in the U.S. and serves as the Designated School Official at High Expectations.

Katie Fontes
Instructional Coach

Katerina ("Katie") graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a Bachelor or Arts in French and Latin and a post graduate Master's degree in TESOL from University College London. Her experiences living and working abroad in the UK, Thailand and China demonstrate why she's qualified for the job. During her time in Asia, Katie was an EAL specialist and listening instructor. Before joining High Expectations, she also taught English language learners in the Charlestown and Boston Public schools.


Kimberly Duong

Student Services Coordinator 

Kimberly graduated from Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistic Studies. She was an English language instructor at the English Language Institute at Syracuse University and joined our team as an ESL teacher before becoming the Assistant Director of Faculty. She is presently pursuing her Masters's degree in Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and is bilingual in English and Vietnamese.

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Guilherme Locks
Director of Marketing/Admissions Officer

Guilherme received an Advertising and Marketing degree from Unisul University in Brazil in 2006 and operated his own agency from 2010 to 2016. He was responsible for numerous successful marketing campaigns throughout his career prior to relocating to the USA. He is the current Director of Marketing at High Expectations.  He also assists students with the admissions process.

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Dylan Snyder 
Communications Assistant

Dylan received a Communications degree from Salem State University and interned at High Expectations. During his two summer internships, he did various tasks including writing articles for High Expectations, creating a library database for the school, and developing social media content.

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Mary Ann Murray
ESL Teacher

Mary received a Master of Science in Human Resources Counseling from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston College. For over 20 years, she worked as a training manager and application consultant. In 2018, she attended Boston Language Institute for a TEFL certification and began her new career teaching English in Mexico and Poland.

Roy Barrows
ESL Teacher

Roy graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting and Film. He initially started his career as a stand-up and improv comedian, stage actor and was a small business owner of a traffic school, which incorporated his skill to make others laugh. He started transitioning into his ESL career in 2008, guest lecturing to students in Xinjiang via an exchange program with Stamford College. His love for comedy still remains handy teaching English to the students at High Expectations.

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Janet Rachidi
ESL Teacher

Janet is a woman of multiple passions as she graduated Lenoir-Rhyne University with a degree in Special Education for young children who are hearing impaired. Four years later, she studied at the University of Delaware to pursue her passion of teaching English as a second language. Throughout the years, she has divided her energy towards the two and at one point worked in Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. 

Amy Stubblefield
ESL Teacher

Amy received a Master of Arts in ESL from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oberlin College. Since she started her career in ESL nearly 30 years ago, Amy has been around all kinds of different age groups, cultures and walks of life. This includes her tenure as a 3rd grade teacher in South America and working as an ESL teacher for 13 years at Brockton Public Schools.

Geno Spina

Geno graduated Bentley University with a degree in Accounting and Business Management. In over 30 years, he has utilized his financial savvy for many different companies including Tufts Electronics Group, Kentron Technologies and NuView Systems, Inc.