Math Department



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.






Marina Goodman

Mathematics & Advisor

mgoodman@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

Marina Goodman came to teaching after a career in actuarial science, personal financial planning, and investment management.  She has worked at MetLife, Brinton Eaton Wealth Advisors, Giralda Advisors, and U.S. Trust / Bank of America.  She graduated from Cornell University with degrees in math and economics, and Providence College with a certificate in teaching.  She has previously taught at the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School, as well as several private schools.  She is passionate about history, particularly African-American and women's history, and believes math is essential to understand and advocate for civil rights issues.  She lives in Providence with her husband and three children.  Marina teaches Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and SAT Prep at Blackstone Academy.





Bryant Estrada

Mathematics & Advisor

bestrada@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

Bryant serves as an advisor and teaches Geometry, Calculus, and Core Secondary Mathematics. Prior to joining BACS in 2018, Bryant worked as a math teacher and support staff at a couple of other urban charter schools. Originally from Central Falls, Bryant received his bachelor’s degree in Education Studies and Psychology from Brown University and his Secondary Math teacher certification from Providence College. He is now in the process of completing his M.Ed. in Urban Teaching at Providence College. 

Bryant is a firm believer that urban education reform begins in the classroom, where culturally responsive teaching and the incorporation of student identities/experiences in curriculum/pedagogy is considered when deciding upon and implementing urban education policies. 

Aside from teaching, Bryant is a founding member of the Central Falls Alumni Association, a member of the Board of Canvassers for Central Falls, and belongs to a semi-pro salsa team at Mambo Pa Ti Dance Company.

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