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Specialists

Dr. Maria Domingues

Assessment Coordinator

Ph.D., M.S., B.S., the University of Coimbra/Central Michigan University

Maria Domingues has over 15 years of full-time experience as a teacher at higher education and secondary schools. In higher education she taught subjects related to ecology, environmental education, statistics and science. She started her career as an international science teacher in 2010 and since then she has been working with students from diverse, multicultural backgrounds. Before coming to NCPA, Maria was a teacher of science (Secondary 1), combined science (Secondary 2/IGCSE) and biology (A Level) at the International School of Palmela in Portugal. She was awarded with a Ford Motor Company Environmental and Conservation Grant, she took the first prize in the category of Natural Environment (Portugal) for the “Alytes Project – study and conservation of an endangered urban population of midwife toads”. Dr. Domingues holds a ECIS International Teacher Certificate from the European Council of International Schools and University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Matt Kelsey

Director of Educational Technology

M.S., B.A., Northwestern University

Matt Kelsey grew up in the UK, Pakistan, Russia, and Thailand. Originally, Matt Kelsey taught English and History and coached swimming, but moved into educational technology in 2013 as the IT Coordinator at the American International School of Bamako, Mali. In 2013, he received his Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL) from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Matt Kelsey’s partner, Chelsea Wilson, teaches AP English Language.

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Rebecca Battistoni

Head Librarian

M.Ed., Framingham State University
B.A., Virginia Tech University

Rebecca Battistoni began teaching in 1996. Her teaching career started in Virginia and then Georgia, where she taught Middle School English, Social Studies, Economics, Civics/Government, and Holocaust Education to identified Talented and Gifted students. Rebecca then went to Bolivia, where she taught Middle School English and Social Studies for four years. She earned Library Media Specialist credentials while there. Her first librarianship was at Santa Cruz Cooperative School, in Bolivia and most recently, at The Anglo-American School of Sofia, in Bulgaria. As a PreK-12 librarian, Rebecca has worked with students of all age levels and all reading abilities. When not in the library, Rebecca can be found working with students on service projects or through coaching.