Math Department



Marilyn Fichman

Mathematics & Advisor

mfichman@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

Marilyn Fichman spent the first half of her career working as a clinical social worker primarily with elementary age students. Previous to this, Marilyn earned her BA in Psychology at Boston University, her MA in Education at Boston State College and her Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill With a lifelong aptitude and interest in math, Marilyn completed her certification in math and became the first math teacher at Blackstone Academy in 2002. Since then, she has taught all of our math classes, SAT preparation, and was a founding Senior Seminar teacher.



Tony Kulla




Tony Kulla

Mathematics & Advisor

akulla@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

Tony Kulla came to teaching after earlier careers in graphic design and public relations. He started teaching in 2009 at Central Falls High School after being selected for the first Rhode Island Teaching Fellows cohort, and came to Blackstone Academy in 2011. He now teaches a variety of math classes as well as a PR/Media CIP course. In previous years he has taught Logic and Programming and Film for Social Change. Tony is a driving force behind the expansion of blended learning and technological improvements at the school. In his spare time, Tony has also created smartphone games, which can be found by searching "Anthony Kulla' in the Apple or Google app stores.




Brian Webb

Mathematics & Advisor

bwebb@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

Brian Webb joined Blackstone Academy in 2009 after being selected for the first Rhode Island Teaching Fellows cohort. In additional to being a math teacher and advisor, Brian is a professional musician and enjoys building everything from amplifiers to music studios. He also coordinates the Philosophy Club at BACS.



Paul Pasaba




Paul Pasaba

Mathematics & Advisor

ppasaba@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

Paul Pasaba graduated from Brown University with a BA in Computer Science and received his MAT from Providence College. He worked for several years in the non-profit sector as Director of Education and Organizing for the Providence Youth Student Movement and as the technology specialist for OpenDoors a non-profit serving formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Most recently, he worked as a Tech Systems Administrator managing servers, software, and databases. He teaches Algebra and Geometry, is a 9th grade advisor and coordinates technology.



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