Faculty Bios


Kimberly AlexanderKim Alexander has been teaching Latin at Bedford High School for fourteen years, and also teaches a math support class through the Academic Achievement Center.  Originally from the Chicago area, she double majored in Latin and Math as an undergraduate at Brown University, and earned a Master’s degree from Boston University before coming to teach in Bedford.  When not exploring the complexities of the subjunctive mood, Roman rhetorical tricks, or trigonometric equations, she enjoys being an amateur musician and spending time outdoors with her family.
Anna Bueno

Anna Bueno was born in Barcelona, Spain and came to Massachusetts in 1993. She considers herself a New Englander despite the region’s unforgiving weather. Previously, she lived in Cambridge, London (Great Britain), and Singapore. Anna received her Bachelor Degree in History of Art and Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona. She has been a member of the Equity and Diversity Committee since she joined Bedford Public Schools in 2011 as a Spanish Teacher. On her free time she likes to spend time with her family, go on long walks, hike, travel, do yoga, and cook.

Carlos CaprioliCarlos Caprioli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the United States at the age of 13. He learned English as a second language in the public schools of northern New Jersey. He received his Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After moving to New York, he received his Translation and Interpretation Certification from Hunter College. He studied Italian at Scuola Leonardo in Rome and Florence, Italy and is finishing his Master’s in Teaching Spanish from the University of Salamanca, Spain. His favorite soccer team is Boca Juniors. 
Dana CurranDana Curran has taught in the Foreign Language Department at BHS since 2008 and has been the Program Director (3-12) since 2015. She has been fortunate to have lived in many different parts of the country, but is happy to call New England home. A graduate University of Minnesota with a degree in Spanish Studies and Psychology, Dana earned her Master's degree from Northeastern University. She lived abroad in Spain during high school and college and shares a special affinity for the northen city of Santander. It comes as no surprise that she likes traveling, meeting new people and enjoying local cuisines. 
Lisa Flannery 
Cíntia Laurencio

Cíntia Laurencio has been teaching Spanish at BHS since 2007. She was born in Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil and came to the United States in 2002 as an Au Pair. Before teaching at BHS, she was a preschool teacher at a Spanish immersion school. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese Language and Literature at State University Paulista in Brazil, and a Master’s degree in the Teaching of Spanish at University of Massachusetts Boston. Cíntia is also the advisor of the Spanish Club, where the students developed the program “Cuentos para niños” to read books and sing songs in Spanish at the Bedford Public library for the children of our community and their families. On her free time she enjoys reading books from Isabel Allende and playing with her children.

Tara McKenna

Tara McKenna has been teaching Latin at BHS since 2014. Originally from Long Island, she graduated from Duke University with a degree in Classical Languages and a minor in Music. She then earned her Master's in Teaching Latin from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has also studied abroad at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome as well as the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, both of which enriched her understanding of and passion for the classical world. Tara is also passionate about the performing arts, and enjoys singing, tap dancing, and playing ukulele.

Osvaldo Mejía 
Karen Santos 
Lisa TaubLisa Taub moved here 20 years ago from New York City, and has been teaching at Bedford High School ever since.  Her passion for Spanish has taken her to Spain on many occasions, and has also lead her to create a specialized grammar course for Spanish Teachers.  Lisa has been teaching AP Spanish Language and Culture since 2009, and has served as an AP reader for two consecutive years.  Lisa is also the advisor of the Multicultural Club, a place where students can gather and organize events that bring knowledge and acceptance of a multitude of cultures to BHS.   Recently Lisa has brought her passion for not only Spanish but of international cultures in general, to the Zumba dancefloor where she can be found teaching classes during her free time throughout the week.