Linwood Anderson, Special Educator

Mr. Anderson is a high school science educator at Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem. Born in New York and raised in East Stroudsburg, PA, he received his undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering from Fordham University- College at Rose Hill. Mr. Anderson has tutored and taught science, math, and reading in the Bronx for the past three years and is excited to learn and grow with his students this upcoming school year.

In his free time, Mr. Anderson enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially with his five-year-old nephew, Kristian. He also likes listening to music, playing and watching basketball and soccer (Go Knicks), and hiking. Mr. Anderson is thrilled to join the Eagle Academy staff this fall.

       Contact info: landerson@eagleharlem.org


Monnero Guervil, Special Educator

Mr. Guervil (Mr. G) has worked with youth for as long as he could remember. He has led workshops for high school students concerning college essays, overcoming stereotypes, financial literacy, and provided assistance with case competitions during his time working with the College Awareness Symbolizes Hope (CASH) program. He has also worked with college students, as a peer mentor, supporting incoming students during their transition to college by guiding them through issues related to personal development, academic success, leadership, and community consciousness. He has spent some time on Riker's Island providing support services to the young men in custody during their detention period and post release. He now serves as a specialist at Eagle Academy and looks forward to helping students develop, maintain and achieve their C.L.E.A.R core value goals. 

email: mguervil@eagleharlem.org

 Mr. Brenden Batton, Special Educator

Mr. Batton is an Afro Latino from Long Island, NY. Mr. Batton started his career in education by joining Teach for America. Before teaching, Mr. Batton received his Master of Social Work (MSW) from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work located in East Harlem, NY. As a social worker, Mr. Batton worked with black and brown boys with mental health diagnoses and learning disabilities who were in foster care or recently released from juvenile detention centers. Mr. Batton quickly noticed that his clients were disproportionately represented in Special Education and did not receive the same supports as students from other racial backgrounds. Mr. Batton envisioned himself as an adjunct professor, but realized there was a shortage of black and brown boys that entered and graduated from college. Mr. Batton made the decision to become a Special Educator so he could be an agent of change and impact students in the classroom by pushing them to reach their full potential.

In his spare time Mr. Batton enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter. Mr. Batton also enjoys domestic and international travel, hiking and unfortunately is a huge Knicks fan. Mr. Batton’s quote that inspires him as an educator is “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” by Frederick Douglass. 


     Mr. Travis Davis, Special Educator

Mr. Davis is a Jamaica West-Indies native and currently calls the Bronx his home. He is excited to join the Eagle community as a Special Educator to the Middle School. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors in Public Health. Mr. Davis is coming to the Eagle community by way of Teach for America.

Prior to becoming an educator, Mr. Davis worked in the public health field as a research assistant to the University of Michigan Health System. He also conducted his own research on minority health inequities and lack of diversity in the health workforce as a Ronald E. McNair scholar. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the city step dancing and traveling the world. 

Email: TDavis@eagleharlem.org

Gerald Carty, Special Educator

Email: gcarty@eagleharlem.org

             Edison Canty, Special Educator

Mr. Canty is a first year teacher at Eagle Harlem.   He has five years of experience as a Special Educator for the DOE.  In his role, he is working with both 8th and 6th graders in ICT and self contained classes. 

Mr. Canty, a 25 year resident of Harlem, enjoys the opportunity to help mold and shape the development of young men through his work at  Eagle Academy.  

In his spare time  Mr. Canty contributes to the greater Harlem community through Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity inc., where he’s an active Executive member of “The Harlem Alphas.”

Mr. Canty also writes for Legacy Magazine and in his spare time he enjoys watching football, baseball and basketball.

Chad Rumble, Special Educator

Chad Rumble was born and raised in his hometown of Springfield, MA, and attended Springfield Public Schools from elementary school to high school. After graduation in 2004, Mr. Rumble moved to Philadelphia, PA where he attended Temple University. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Marketing. He is an alumnus of the INROADS internship program.

Mr. Rumble has worked in New York City in varied industries ranging from financial services/ insurance to brand managing and marketing with some of the top streetwear brands in fashion. 

Mr. Rumble has always had a passion for empowering young men of color. He co-founded an organization named BUILD that puts on a young male youth summit annually in Springfield, MA. Currently, Mr. Rumble lives in Harlem with his wife and enjoys sports, drawing, reading, music, and cutting hair. He is humble to have the opportunity to serve the Eagle Harlem community. 

      Email: CRumble@eagleharlem.org

Chynna Johnson, Special Educator

Ms. Johnson is currently a Special Educator at Eagle Harlem. She is a Harlem native growing up and going to school just down the block from Eagle Harlem. She is excited to be back “home” and teaching in her community. Ms. Johnson graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Finance from SUNY College at Old Westbury in 2011, and her Masters in Education specializing in Students with Disabilities grades 7-12 via the NYC Teaching Fellows-Cohort 25 from Pace University in 2016. Prior to teaching in the classroom she served in various academic support positions at non-profit organizations as well as a substitute paraprofessional. Ms. Johnson loves Math and is committed to increasing our scholars’ interest, understanding, resiliency and willingness to grow in the subject. Ms. Johnson believes all scholars have a strength and it is imperative to use their strengths in order to develop their weaknesses.

Tiffany Basile, Spanish Educator

Ms. Basile grew up in Bethel, CT and went to Providence College for her undergraduate and graduate studies. She majored in Spanish and Secondary Education for her undergrad and received her Master’s of Education in Urban Teaching with a concentration in ENL. Ms. Basile has a passion and appreciation for cultures, which is what struck her interest in teaching a language. She hopes to instill a love for learning in her students and support them in finding their passions just as she has. 

Ms. Basile is enthusiastic to be apart of the Eagle community and to start her teaching career supporting young men in their journeys through high school and beyond.

Kareem Hertzog, ENL Educator & Business Education Instructor

Mr. Hertzog is an ENL (English as a New Language) Educator at Eagle Harlem. He has 15 years of combined experience in education and business operations, specializing in data analytics and process improvement. Mr. Hertzog hold a Bachelors in Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Loyola University's Sellinger School of Business in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Herzog also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Hult International Business School. Mr. Hertzog is a member is a Teaching Fellows Cohort 28. One of his passions is empowering young adults, specifically minorities, to start their own enterprises. As such, he frequently sits on various panels discussing topics such as entrepreneurship, financial literacy, social injustice and youth violence, and has helped start several LLC's, 501c3's and entertainment companies. He is an alumnus of the JET (Japanese Exchange in Teaching) Program and has co-coordinates Habit for Humanity builds in Bangalore, India & Cagayan Valley, Philippines. Mr. Hertzog enjoys studying languages, learning new cultures, travailing and mentoring. 

email: KHertzog@eagleharlem.org

David Trottman, Instructional Support

Mr. Trottman serves as an instructional support at the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem. Mr. Trottman was born and raised in New York City, coming from a small neighborhood in Washington Heights. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and graduated in 2001.  During his pursuit of a professional Basketball career, he was injured and decided to shift his focus to supporting his family. After 10 years out of school, he decided to enroll back in school. He is currently a student at Lehman College, majoring in Heath/Recreation Education. 

In additional to being a huge sports fan, Mr. Trottman is EXTREMELY HAPPY supporting the young men of the Eagle Academy. He believes that this place is special, and is very passionate about ensuring the all young men achieve to their highest potential and have the tools necessary to go after their dreams. You can contact Dean Trottman at DTrottman@eagleharlem.org

Sacary De Jesus, Instructional Support

Ms. De Jesus serves as an instructional support at the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem. Mr. De Jesus was born and raised in New York City, coming from a small neighborhood in Washington Heights. She attended Hostos Community College graduating in 2016 with a AAS degree in childhood education. Now attending City College furthering her career as an educator to soon be a guidance counselor.

In addition to supporting the young men of the Eagle Academy. She’s passionate about the students and their future and having the tools necessary to go after their dreams. You can contact Ms. De Jesus at Sdejesus@eagleharlem.org