Social Studies Department



Stacy Joslin

Social Studies & Advisor

sjoslin@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

As a teenager, Stacy became a Peer Leader in the SPIRIT program and her enthusiasm for working with urban youth was born. While attending Colby College she received her degree in middle and secondary social studies while competing on the ice hockey team. After playing semi-pro in Europe, she returned to Rhode Island. After teaching in an alternative teen parent diploma / adult GED program in Woonsocket, she joined the middle school faculty at Times 2 Academy. Having been a peer leader, teaching assistant, and teacher in the Spirit program, Stacy joined the planning team of Blackstone Academy School in 2002. Amongst her course offerings are US History, “We the People” Civics class, and Community Improvement Project classes including Facing History, Immigration Project and "Fill the Bucket." She also teaches Senior Seminar and helps to coordinate the schedule.




Julio Alicea

Social Studies & Advisor

jalicea@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

Julio is a graduate of Swarthmore College and received his MAT from Brown University. He began teaching at Blackstone Academy during the 2014-15 school year. He teaches World History, Economics and School and Society. He is also a teacher advisor to the Student Government.


Elena Maker


Elena Maker

Social Studies & Advisor

emaker@blackstoneacademy.org

401-726-1750

Elena Maker received her BA in Education Studies from Brown University and completed her student teaching at Central High School in Providence. She spent the following year and a half teaching English and Social Studies in Cali, Colombia and Guatemala City, Guatemala. Last year, she worked as a Humanities teacher at Our Sisters' School in New Bedford, MA. She is a 9th grade advisor and teaches World History, US History and the Facing History CIP.


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