JADE J.

Jade J is a dedicated, compassionate, and creative teacher who is eager to inspire children to be lifelong learners.  She is enthusiastic about increasing students’ success through engaging activities.  Jade is going on her eighth year of teaching, having taught grades 2, 3, 4, and 5.  She currently is a fourth grade teacher and will continue to teach fourth grade next year as well.  Jade is well-versed in a variety of academic curricula and teaching strategies to appeal to a diverse group of learners.  Additionally, she encourages incorporating social emotional techniques across all subjects.  In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her two daughters, two stepdaughters, and her three dogs!

DIANA M.

Diana M. is an experienced teacher currently working in Westchester County.  She received her undergraduate degree and from Quinnipiac University in English Language Literature and Arts. She also received her Master’s Degree from Quinnipiac University in Elementary Education (K-6)

Diana is a warm and caring educator who creates an engaging learning environment for young children. She successfully supports students reach their academic goals and helps them develop a stronger sense of self-confidence as a learner. Diana has taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. She has worked closely with students who perform below and above grade-level standards. As a general education teacher, she has also worked in an ICT classroom setting where she co-taught a large Special Education population daily.

Diana prioritizes clear and open communication with families and students and, creates genuine relationships. Diana is a dedicated educator who brings a variety of instructional strategies and materials to meet the individual needs of her students. She is enthusiastic and wants to help each child achieve their personal best!

 

BRIA B.

Bria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University at Buffalo in 2017.  She received a dual Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, birth to second grade from Hunter College in 2021.  She currently has New York State initial teaching certifications in Early Childhood Education and Students with disabilities, birth to second. During her career, she has been privileged to work in a variety of birth to grade 2 settings across Manhattan and the Bronx. She has worked as a classroom teacher in both early intervention 12:1:1 and 8:1:1 settings and Integrated first and second grade Co-Teaching classrooms.  These experiences have allowed her to adapt quickly, identify strengths and needs, and develop plans to best meet the needs of her students and families. She understands how educational disparities impact underserved communities and is committed to closing the achievement gap in New York City.  Her goal is to create academically engaging learning experiences through an environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking.

 

SHANNA Z.

Shanna Z. is a professional educator with over 19 years experience in education. She has a diverse experience and strong track record fostering child-centered curriculum and student creativity. Shanna is a warm and caring teacher who works to create learning environments that are encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of students. Shanna is experienced in one-on-one as well as group tutoring and workshops, and she strives to build students’ self-esteem while introducing concepts into curriculum related to life and social skills.

MARIA G.

Maria is a passionate, seasoned, career educator who began her career in education as an Elementary school teacher with The New York City Department of Education (23 years). In addition to teaching, Maria has tutored students in ESL and Greek language to adults at Berlitz, The Center for English Language Studies (business English, medical English) in New York City as well as teaching ESL to students in Northern Greece (Serres).

Maria has taught almost all Lower and Upper Elementary grades including Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1-4. She also has experience as a (literacy) co-teacher in ICT in third and fourth grades. She has worked as an integral part of thematic team teaching (literacy in science) in sixth and seventh grades.  In addition to being an experienced, licensed Elementary school teacher, Maria is also a licensed Reading Specialist with professional interests in early childhood language acquisition, ADHD and reading neuroscience and intensive literacy instruction (Fundations, Wilson and Orton-Gillingham).

Maria has successfully pursued higher education at many U.S. and overseas international higher learning institutions including SUNY Stony Brook, The University of Sussex (linguistics) and Cambridge University (both in The United Kingdom) Teachers College/Columbia University and CUNY, Brooklyn College.

Maria has an innate love of science and history. She is also a licensed real estate salesperson. She prides herself in establishing and fostering professional collaboration/communication and continues to pursue professional development to further enhance her skills and knowledge/application of best practices in education.

Maria currently lives with her family in Scarsdale.

NICOLE C.

Nicole has been teaching for the New York City Department of Education for the last three years. Nicole received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Iona College. While completing her master’s degree in Special Education, she was a building substitute teacher for the Mamaroneck School District for two years. Nicole holds a certificate in students with disabilities 1-6 and is currently completing her degree in students with disabilities 7-12. Throughout the last 10 years, Nicole has worked closely with a variety of different age categories from as young as Kindergarten to high school level. In addition, Nicole has provided instructional support for individuals with diverse impairments. Her pedagogical approach is individual-based and focuses on strengths and deficits. She incorporates visual aids and sensory approaches to heighten engagement. Nicole uses various techniques to stimulate motivation and foster independence.

 

EMINESSE G.

 

Eminesse Gonzalez has been teaching for 8 years at P94m in Murray Hill in Manhattan, New York. She has worked with students in kindergarten to fifth grade who have varying disabilities such as intellectual disability, autism, speech and language impairment, and attention deficit disorder. Eminesse has been a private tutor for 8 years to a wide range of learners who attend public and private schools in Manhattan, New York. She taught first grade for two years on Saturday mornings through the GO Project, providing extra support to students in public schools in reading, writing and math. Eminesse received both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in 2013  from Pace University, with a combined focus in Elementary Education and Special Education.

Eminesse exudes a genuine passion for teaching and learning. She has continued her own education by attending updated professional development courses for reading, writing and math. Using her past experiences and new skills, she has continued to reinforce the concepts of collaboration with colleagues and families, differentiation and being a reflective practitioner.  She has provided instruction in an array of different environments, working with students in grades Kindergarten to fifth grade from diverse backgrounds. Her experiences have helped her to fully understand that every child is unique and learns differently