Caja Johnson
  • Caja Johnson
    “I truly believe in the history, impact, and success of METCO, Inc. I received my Associates degree in Drug, Alcohol, and Rehabilitation from North Shore Community College ’14. I, then attended Lesley University ’16 and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Most recently I completed my Master’s degree in Education as well as my Social Justice Certificate at Endicott College ’21. I am fortunate enough to be working my dream job, with an incredible team. I enjoy working with students, supporting families, and DEI work.”

    Caja Johnson, M. Ed

    781-639-3100 x 20202 (office)
    617-606-1410 (cell)

    Pronouns: she, her, hers

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  • METCO Tutors

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    Deborah Re (MHS)

    Throughout my career, I have focused on mentoring youth to be their best selves. Although my career began as a 4th grade public school  teacher, it was short-lived due to budget cuts. I transitioned into the corporate sector with the idea that I would return to teaching, but the company was innovative and presented me with many opportunities to learn and grow. When I left years later, I started my own training and placement business helping Boston's youth to become gainfully employed in entry-level professional positions. From there I began working in non-profit organizations, first as Executive Director of City Year Boston, and for the last 16 years as CEO of Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Today, as the METCO Academic Coordinator I support students on their roadmap for academic success, both in high school and upon graduation. I am thrilled to have been given the chance to be part of Marblehead METCO, where students from Boston and Marblehead can learn together. Not only do the students benefit from this experience, but so does the community.

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    Da'Quan Abernathy (Village)


    Having an impact on the young kids and growing adults is the best thing one can offer to this world. I believe in being a mentor for all, knowing that they will benefit from it. Not too long ago I graduated from the College of St. Joseph where I played collegiate basketball and mentored the youth. I recently came back from overseas (Ireland) where I continued the path of impacting their youth by mentoring and coaching them, as well as playing professional basketball. METCO has opened my eyes more on how much more I can offer to youth today! 

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    Robert Grant (MVMS)

    "Since 1987 I have taught in Vermont (K-12 in one building!), The Jeremiah Burke in Dorchester, Brookline High School, Kahiga Secondary school in Kenya, the Schottengymnasium in Vienna, and now Veterans' Middle school in Marblehead. Tutoring the METCO students at Veterans got me back in school, with students, and teaching. I still like all three. It also matched my values around educational equity, opportunity, and inclusion. Every teacher here has welcomed me into their classrooms to observe and I have had the chance to watch some wonderful teaching. Lucky me."