LPP Staff and Contact Information

Liberty Partnerships Program is located within the School of Education's Manhattan offices at 163 William Street. Our mailing address is:

Liberty Partnerships Program
c/o Pace University School of Education
163 William Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Attn: Shelly Ann Richmond

 

LPP Staff
Shelly-Ann Richmond
Program Director, Liberty Partnerships Program
srichmond@pace.edu
(212) 618-6941
   
Camille Chushnie
Site Coordinator, High School for Leadership and Public Service
cchushnie@pace.edu
(212) 346-1105
Teaching Diploma, G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport
BA, International University of the Caribbean
Camille Chushnie is the new Liberty Partnership Program Site Coordinator at the High School for Leadership and Public Service.  A former teacher and coach at Trench Town High School in Jamaica, West Indies, Mrs. Chushnie has worked with children for more than 10 years. She believes that all children are like blank slates that have enough space to be filled with experiences that will have a positive impact on their lives. As an educator, Mrs. Chushnie coached the Trench Town High School’s netball and cheerleading teams.  She truly enjoys being a part the growth and development of children. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and playing outdoor games.
   
Yolanda Scurdy
Site Coordinator, High School
yscurdy@pace.edu
(212) 346-1105
BA, English Language Arts and Education
Yolanda possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience which has been garnered through working extensively in various New York City schools. She has taught students in different academic settings with the highest level of diligence and attention focused on their unique learning styles. She utilizes best practice teaching techniques and instructional methods aimed at developing and moving students to the highest level of mastery desired for their grade/age level while using state standards to guide her instructional practice.
Ms. Scurdy has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language Arts and Education, as well as NYS Teaching Certification for English grades 7-12. Ms. Scurdy is committed to providing exceptional service to students. In addition to being a Site Coordinator, she currently teaches English Language Arts at Pace University’s Upward Bound program.
   
Danny Tejada
Site Coordinator, High School for Economics and Finance
dtejada@pace.edu
(212) 346-1105
BA, American Studies, Skidmore College
Danny Tejada is a Site Coordinator with the Pace University Liberty Partnerships Program at the High School for Economics and Finance. Danny describes his experience growing up in East New York, Brooklyn, as impoverished. He attended George Westinghouse High School and was a  member of the National Honor Society and participated Pace University’s Upward Bound Program. In 2004, Danny won the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds scholarship. While in college, he co-founded Hip Hop Alliance, which won Club of the Year in 2009 for educating the community on Hip Hop Culture, its elements and history, as well as its many issues related to race, class, gender, sexual orientation and various other topics.
Danny is the co-author of a book Different Families, Still Brothers that strives to promote mentoring and having a positive impact on young people. Devoted to having a personal and professional impact, he is part-time foster parent to his sister. During his free time, he studies American politics, history and culture with a focus on activism, poverty and classism. He publishes two blogs: PoliticalStateOfMind.wordpress.com and HipHopOnMyMind.blogspot.com. He co-leads a Youth Ministry called Youth Experiencing Salvation at his church, the Church of the Holy Redeemer in East New York, Brooklyn and currently teaches two activism classes in Pace University's Upward Bound program.