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Naglaa Aborawash

ES 2nd Grade Teaching Assistant
naborawash@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 223
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Naglaa Aborawash

ES 2nd Grade Teaching Assistant
naborawash@owncs.org
MS Grand Canyon University

BA California University of Pennsylvania

BA Alexandria University, Egypt

Ms. Aborawash enjoys being with her family, drawing, traveling, baking, and watching comedy shows.
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Nancy Adams

ES2 SETTS
SPED Coordinator
nadams@owncs.org
(347) 390-2390
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Nancy Adams

ES2 SETTS
SPED Coordinator
nadams@owncs.org
MSEd - Special Education -  St. Joseph’s College

BA - Child Study - St. Joseph's College

Ms. Adams likes to read and write non-fiction. She is  a self-published author. She enjoys traveling, diverse music, theater, tasting new foods, being with he family.

 
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Veronica Adorno

ES 1st Grade Teaching Assistant
vadorno@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 228
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Veronica Adorno

ES 1st Grade Teaching Assistant
vadorno@owncs.org
BA Queens College
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Joseph Alcruz

Technology Integrator
jalcruz@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X240
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Joseph Alcruz

Technology Integrator
jalcruz@owncs.org
JD University of Virginia

MSEd Fordham University

BA Fordham University

Mr. Alcruz enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing fingerstyle guitar, and exploring the Catholic spiritual tradition. He loves to experience authentic international cuisine, and is drawn to anything relating to the Philippines and Poland.
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Megan Allende

ES 5th Grade Teaching Assistant
mallende@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405
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Megan Allende

ES 5th Grade Teaching Assistant
mallende@owncs.org
BA CUNY (Queens College)

AS Manhattan Community College
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Anita Angrum

MS Assistant Principal
aangrum@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 101
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Anita Angrum

MS Assistant Principal
aangrum@owncs.org
MSEd College of Saint Rose

MSEd Lehman College

BA Manhattan College

Ms. Angrum has worked in the field of education for 25 years as a teacher, staff developer, curriculum and assessment coordinator, and dean of students. She enjoys traveling, playing Words With Friends, and spending time with her daughter.
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Natalie Antunovic

ES/MS STEM Teacher
nantunovic@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 216
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Natalie Antunovic

ES/MS STEM Teacher
nantunovic@owncs.org
BA CUNY Queens College

AS CUNY Laguardia Community College

Ms. Antunovic is a certified Art teacher, and includes Visual Arts in her STEM classes. She enjoys painting and drawing, and building up her jewelry store with her partner.
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Tatiana Arias

ES 2nd Grade Teacher
tarias@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 224
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Tatiana Arias

ES 2nd Grade Teacher
tarias@owncs.org
BA St. Joseph's College
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Elizabeth Astacio

ES 1st Grade Teaching Assistant
eastacio@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 211
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Elizabeth Astacio

ES 1st Grade Teaching Assistant
eastacio@owncs.org
BA Lehman College

Ms. Astacio enjoys spending time with her family and close friends. She oves good active walks, good music and many laughs!!
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Audrey Barrett

ES 5th Grade Teacher
abarrett@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 241
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Rosemarie Barrios

ES Kindergarten Teacher
rbarrios@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 212
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Rosemarie Barrios

ES Kindergarten Teacher
rbarrios@owncs.org
MS - Gen/SpED Birth to Grade 2 - Touro College

BS - Education - St. Bridget's College

Mrs. Barrios enjoys spending time with her family and being around children. She loves singing and dancing.
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Danielle Bautista

ES 4th Grade Teacher
dbautista@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 250
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Mr Erwin Bernal

MS ICT SPED
ebernal@owncs.org
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Mr Erwin Bernal

MS ICT SPED
ebernal@owncs.org
MSEd - Adolescence Education in Social Studies - St. John's University

BA - History - SUNY Albany

Mr. Bernal is huge sports fan, a diehard fan of the Yankees and the Jets. He is also an avid amateur photographer, enjoys running road races, and traveling to new places.
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Michelle Bobcombe

ES 2nd Grade Teacher
mbobcombe@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 225
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Michelle Bobcombe

ES 2nd Grade Teacher
mbobcombe@owncs.org
MA SUNY Stony Brook

BA SUNY Stony Brook

Mrs. Bobcombe enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with family.
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Jen Bonilla

ES 3rd Grade Teacher
jbonilla@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 252
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Greg Bosch

ES2 Physical Education Teacher
gbosch@owncs.org
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Greg Bosch

ES2 Physical Education Teacher
gbosch@owncs.org
MA Adelphi University

This is my first year at OWNCS and I am excited to create an environment that allows students to learn about, and participate in, various sports, games, and activities. My goal is to provide the students with a foundation of knowledge and skills that will allow them to be active and healthy throughout the durations of their lives.
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Jenise Bradford

ES2 Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
jbradford@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X322
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Jenise Bradford

ES2 Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
jbradford@owncs.org
MSEd - School Counselor - LIU Brooklyn

BS - Human Services - Touro College

Ms. Bradford is  a parent of 3. She loves spending time with her family, helping people, and traveling.
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Christian Brown

MS Athletic Director
cbrown@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 121
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Christian Brown

MS Athletic Director
cbrown@owncs.org
BA St. Francis College

Mr. Brown enjoys watching tv, traveling, being with friends and family, listening to music, coaching, going to the gym, playing and watching basketball and football.
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LaToya Brown Jacobs

ES Lunch Coordinator/Office Assistant
lbrownjacobs@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 260
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LaToya Brown Jacobs

ES Lunch Coordinator/Office Assistant
lbrownjacobs@owncs.org
MBA Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry

BS St. John's University

BA University of the West Indies

 
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Tasia Browne

ES Kindergarten Teacher
tbrowne@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 210
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Tasia Browne

ES Kindergarten Teacher
tbrowne@owncs.org
BS City College of New York
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Renee Burns

ES2 1st Grade Teacher
rburns@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X325
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Renee Burns

ES2 1st Grade Teacher
rburns@owncs.org
MA - Urban Education - New Jersey City University

BA - Family and Child Studies - Montclair State University

This is Ms. Burns' 11th year teaching her favorite grade, first grade! She enjoys spending time withher friends, family and dogs.
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Lynn Calta

Social Worker
lcalta@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 236
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Lynn Calta

Social Worker
lcalta@owncs.org
MSW Fordham University

BSW Concordia College 
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Sarayah Carver

ES 3rd Grade Teacher
scarver@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 220
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Sarayah Carver

ES 3rd Grade Teacher
scarver@owncs.org
BA York College

s. Carve has her general education certification in grades 1 - 6. She graduated with a bachelors degree in both History and Childhood Education with a middle school extension. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
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Alyssa Casano

ES 3rd Grade Teacher
acasano@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X239
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Alyssa Casano

ES 3rd Grade Teacher
acasano@owncs.org
MSED Childhood Special Education - Queens College

BA Childhood Education - LIU Post

During her free time Ms. Casano enjoys being outdoors and trying new foods.
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Brittany Clancy

ES 4th Grade Teacher
bclancy@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 251
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Brittany Clancy

ES 4th Grade Teacher
bclancy@owncs.org
MSEd City College of NY

BA University of Georgia

Mrs. Clancy loves spending time with her family, rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs and the NY Giants, and spending time at the beach.
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Cameron Clarke

ES 4th Grade Teaching Assistant
cclarke@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405
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Robert Clendenning

MS 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
rclendenning@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 114
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Robert Clendenning

MS 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
rclendenning@owncs.org
BA St. Joseph's College

Mr. Clendenning has a deep passion for teaching history and giving students the tools to decipher the world around them. He believes that to have a informed citizenry it is essential that students can objectively learn by looking at all sizes of different historical issues to come to their own understanding and become lifelong learners.
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Toni Collins

ES2 School Secretary
tcollins@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290
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Toni Collins

ES2 School Secretary
tcollins@owncs.org
BA - Communications - Dominican College

Ms. Collins loves dancing ( tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop) and traveling! She has a passion for seeing children succeed and grow!
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Karina Cordero

ES Spanish Teacher
kcordero@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 217
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John Cota

MS 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
jcota@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 119
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John Cota

MS 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
jcota@owncs.org
MA - SUNY Stony Brook

BA - SUNY Stony Brook

Mr. Cota is a father of 3 and loves playing darts, volleyball, golf and hiking.
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Mark Crusante

Director of External Relations
mcrusante@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 206
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Mark Crusante

Director of External Relations
mcrusante@owncs.org
MS The New School

BS Towson University

Mr. Crusante enjoys traveling around the world and immersing himself in new cultures. An avid sports fan, he travels frequently to Washington D.C. during the Fall as a season ticket holder and avid fan of the Washington Redskins.
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Stephen Czaja

ES/MS Film Teacher
sczaja@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 267
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Stephen Czaja

ES/MS Film Teacher
sczaja@owncs.org
MA The New School

BA Emory University
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Tabitha Daye

ES School Secretary
tdaye@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 200
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Roodline Delva

ES 2nd Grade Teaching Assistant
rdelva@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 225
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Darlene Denker

ES2 1st Grade Teacher
ddenker@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X325
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Michelina Ditzel

ES Reading Specialist
mditzel@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 244
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Michelina Ditzel

ES Reading Specialist
mditzel@owncs.org
MS Touro College

BS SUNY Old Westbury

Mrs. Ditzel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and traveling to different parts of the world.
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Lisa Edmiston

Middle School Principal
ledmiston@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X104
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Danniele Escoda

ES 3rd Grade Teacher
descoda@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 239
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Danniele Escoda

ES 3rd Grade Teacher
descoda@owncs.org
MA St. Joseph's College

BS SUNY Oneonta

Ms. Escoda enjoys traveling, discovering new food places, and relaxing at the beach with friends and family.
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Brian Ferguson

Chief Executive Officer
bferguson@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 201
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Laura Fitzpatrick

MS 7th Grade Math Teacher
lfitzpatrick@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 123
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Thomas Foote

MS ICT-SPED Teacher
tfoote@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 106
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Jon Franks

MS 6th Grade Science Teacher
jfranks@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 109
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Jon Franks

MS 6th Grade Science Teacher
jfranks@owncs.org
MA Syracuse University

BA Syracuse University

Mr. Franks enjoys reading, keeping up to date on science discoveries, coaching and staying active, and taking his dog to the park.
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Jesse Fung

ES ENL/ESL (Grades 3-8)
jfung@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 129
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Jesse Fung

ES ENL/ESL (Grades 3-8)
jfung@owncs.org
MS St. John's University

BS St. John's University

A favorite quote of Mr. Fung is: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."
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Jacqueline Gagliano

ES SETSS Teacher
jgagliano@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 249
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Jacqueline Gagliano

ES SETSS Teacher
jgagliano@owncs.org
MSEd Queens College

BA Plattsburgh State University

Ms. Lonergan-Gagliano enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets! She enjoys reading and learning new things.
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Felicia Giaccone

ES 1st Grade Teacher
fgiaccone@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 229
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Felicia Giaccone

ES 1st Grade Teacher
fgiaccone@owncs.org
MSEd - TESOL - Touro College

BA - Child Study - St. Joseph's College

Ms. Giaccone enjoys going on adventures, traveling and spending time in the sun.
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Robert Goffner

MS 8th Grade Math Teacher
rgoffner@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 134
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Robert Goffner

MS 8th Grade Math Teacher
rgoffner@owncs.org
MSEd CUNY Queens College

BS George Washington University

Mr. Goffner is a lifelong resident of Forest Hills. He enjoys playing handball (competing in tournaments), poker, ping-pong, and air hockey. He also enjoys traveling and is currently on a mission to see all 50 states and all 30 baseball stadiums.
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Diamond Gross

ES2 Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
dgross@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X326
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Mario Guerrero

ES/MS Facilities
mguerrero@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405
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Mario Guerrero

ES/MS Facilities
mguerrero@owncs.org
Industrial Electrician

Computer Specialist

BMS (Buildings Management Systems)

Mr. Guerrero  has 15 years of experience in Facilities custodial activities.
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Monica Guridis

MS 6th Grade ELA Teacher
MS SS/Science/ELA Instructional Coach
mguridis@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 110
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Monica Guridis

MS 6th Grade ELA Teacher
MS SS/Science/ELA Instructional Coach
mguridis@owncs.org
MA Teachers College, Columbia University

BA Queens College

Ms. Guridis is a traveler, food lover, enjoys reading aloud to youth, and believes in turning ideas into realities. 
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Spencer Hays

ES/MS Mandarin Teacher
shays@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 126
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Spencer Hays

ES/MS Mandarin Teacher
shays@owncs.org
MSED- Teaching and Education - Colorado State University

BA - Economics - University of Kansas

Mr. Hays loves riding his bike and traveling. He enjoys learning to cook different cuisines.
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Katie Herbst

ES 4th Grade Teacher
kherbst@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 257
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Katie Herbst

ES 4th Grade Teacher
kherbst@owncs.org
BS SUNY Cortland

Ms. Herbst enjoys helping others and spending time with family and friends.
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Emmanuel Hill

Systems Administrator
ehill@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 237
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Emmanuel Hill

Systems Administrator
ehill@owncs.org
AA & AS

Ordained, active clergy in Christianity and Messianic Judaism. Published writer, with several projects underway. Former Columbia University and City College Adjunct Professor who enjoys videography and study of ancient cultures.
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Thomas Hughes

ES/MS Physical Education Teacher
thughes@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X238
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Thomas Hughes

ES/MS Physical Education Teacher
thughes@owncs.org
BA - Physical Education - SUNY Cortland

Mr. Hughes enjoys staying active and playing a variety of sports!
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Maleeha Hye

ES 3rd Grade Teaching Assistant
mhye@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405
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Zimmadia Imam

ES2 1st Grade Teacher
zimam@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X324
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Sameer Javaid

MS 8th Grade Math Teacher
sjavaid@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 111
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Sameer Javaid

MS 8th Grade Math Teacher
sjavaid@owncs.org
BA Hunter College

Mr. Javaid loves playing basketball, working out, eating great food, and enjoying good company.
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Mary Katsifarakis

ES Speech Language Pathologist
mkatsifarakis@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 253
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Mary Katsifarakis

ES Speech Language Pathologist
mkatsifarakis@owncs.org
MA Hofstra University

BA Adelphi University

Ms. K loves spending time outside, traveling, and arts & crafts. She is a food-lover  and lifelong learner who enjoys meeting new people, learning new things, and spending time with those who are important to her.
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Hillary Kimball

ES ENL/ESL Teacher
hkimball@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 254
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Hillary Kimball

ES ENL/ESL Teacher
hkimball@owncs.org
MA Hunter College

BA Concordia College

Ms. Kimball enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her daughter.
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Ashley King

ES2 Kindergarten Teacher
aking@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X321
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Elese Klein

MS Reading Specialist
eklein@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 106
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Elese Klein

MS Reading Specialist
eklein@owncs.org
MSEd Hunter College

BS STAC
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Steven Lam

MS Guidance Counselor
slam@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 105
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Steven Lam

MS Guidance Counselor
slam@owncs.org
MSED - CUNY Queens College

BA - New York University

Mr. Lam likes to watch movies, is interested in gadgets and tech, and loves playing basketball.
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Emily Lawrence

ES2 Art Teacher
elawrence@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290
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Emily Lawrence

ES2 Art Teacher
elawrence@owncs.org
MA Art and Art Education - Teachers College Columbia University

BA Art History - University of Vermont 

Before becoming an art teacher, Ms. Lawrence managed visitor services at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. She loves art and sharing her interest in art with others.
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Michael Leahy

ES 5th Grade Teacher
mleahy@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 233
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Michael Leahy

ES 5th Grade Teacher
mleahy@owncs.org
MS Dowling College

BS SUNY Old Westbury
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Eileen Lepetit

MS 7th Grade ELA Teacher
elepetit@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 118
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Eileen Lepetit

MS 7th Grade ELA Teacher
elepetit@owncs.org
MS Long Island University

MA Long Island University

BA Adelphi University
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Lu Li

ES 2nd Grade Teacher
lli@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 224
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Lu Li

ES 2nd Grade Teacher
lli@owncs.org
MSEd Grand Canyon University

MBA Findlay University

BA Capital University of Economics and Business

Ms. Li's motto is "Work work hard, Play play hard."
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Kimberly Linsalata

ES 5th Grade Teacher
klinsalata@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 222
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Kimberly Linsalata

ES 5th Grade Teacher
klinsalata@owncs.org
MS NYIT

BS SUNY Cortland

Mrs. Linsalata enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, listening to music, and trying new foods.
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Rosalynne Lunney

ES2 Kindergarten Teacher
rlunney@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X322
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Pinki Majumdar

MS 7th Grade Math Teacher
pmajumdar@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 123
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Pinki Majumdar

MS 7th Grade Math Teacher
pmajumdar@owncs.org
MS Touro College

MSc Ranchi University

BSc Ranchi University

School has been Ms. Majumdar's favorite place since she was 4 yrs old. She loves to travel and make friends.
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Seth Makarowitz

ES/MS Music Teacher
smakarowitz@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 231
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Seth Makarowitz

ES/MS Music Teacher
smakarowitz@owncs.org
MS Music Education

BA Political Science

Mr. Makarowitz grew up on Long Island. Music has always been a very important part of his life. He draws his inspiration from his wonderful family and friends.
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Jessica Manjarrez

ES Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
jmanjarrez@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X212
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Jessica Manjarrez

ES Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
jmanjarrez@owncs.org
BS City College of New York

Ms. Manjarrez loves to listen to music, dance, travel, and spend time with her loved ones.
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Terrance McLean

ES2 Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
tmclean@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X321
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Maria Mikanda

Special Education Assistant Principal
mmikanda@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 261
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Avinash Milland

Junior Accountant
amilland@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 262
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Avinash Milland

Junior Accountant
amilland@owncs.org
MBA American Public University System

BA CUNY Queens College
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Cesar Monroy

ES Teaching Assistant
cmonroy@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405
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Karrine Montaque

Business Manager
kmontaque@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X207
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Karrine Montaque

Business Manager
kmontaque@owncs.org
BA Baruch College

AAS Laguardia Community College

Ms. Montaque believes in living everyday to the fullest!
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Kathleen Murtagh

ES 1st Grade Teacher
kmurtagh@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X228
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Robin Newman

Director of Technology
rnewman@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 202
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Robin Newman

Director of Technology
rnewman@owncs.org
BA Brooklyn College

Ms. Newman's interests include working together with people living in Tanzania and Haiti to help develop opportunities for education and sustainability.
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Carolyn Nichols

ES 4th Grade Teacher
cnichols@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 257
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Monique Officer

Senior Accountant
mofficer@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X221
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Monique Officer

Senior Accountant
mofficer@owncs.org
BS Brooklyn College
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Nadia Ozuna

MS 8th Grade ELA Teacher
nozuna@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X116
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Jayme Pabon

ES/MS Physical Education Teacher
jpabon@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X238
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Jayme Pabon

ES/MS Physical Education Teacher
jpabon@owncs.org
MA Hofstra University

BA University of Rhode Island

Ms. Pabon enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching her two boys grow up. She absolutely loves what she does, loves working with all of her students, and having the opportunity to teach them how to be healthy and physically fit.
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Anthony Paladino

Math Coordinator
apaladino@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 219
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Anthony Paladino

Math Coordinator
apaladino@owncs.org
MS City College of NY

MA City College of NY

BA City College of NY

Mr. Paladino enjoys witnessing students learn the power and precision of mathematics. He also enjoys family, tennis, golf, fishing, hiking and biking.
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Christopher Palmisano

ES Dean of Culture
cpalmisano@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 205
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Christopher Palmisano

ES Dean of Culture
cpalmisano@owncs.org
MSEd CUNY Queens College

BS Farmingdale State

Mr. Palmisano enjoys having the opportunity to help others. He also enjoys spending as much time as he can at the beach.
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Gina Patino

ES Literacy Coordinator
gpatino@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 234
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Gina Patino

ES Literacy Coordinator
gpatino@owncs.org
MS CUNY Queens College

BS C.W. Post

Mrs. Patino has a passion for teaching and reading! She enjoys spending time outdoors and making memories with her beautiful three children.
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Jessica Petro

MS ICT/SPED Teacher
jpetro@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 106
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Karen Rafferty

ES School Nurse
esnurse@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 209
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Lucille Ranchor

Admissions Coordinator
lranchor@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 258
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Jessica Rapone

ES 5th Grade Teacher
jrapone@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 241
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Darrell Rawls

MS School Secretary
drawls@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X107
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Darrell Rawls

MS School Secretary
drawls@owncs.org
BA City College

AAS Medgar Evers College

Cooking, Criminal Minds and PBS are Mr. Rawls' passions.
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Kevin Reid

MS 6th Grade Math Teacher
kreid@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X110
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Kevin Reid

MS 6th Grade Math Teacher
kreid@owncs.org
PHD Columbia University

MA Brooklyn College

BA Brooklyn College
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Jeanie Reyes

ES Teaching Assistant
jreyes@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 255
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Douglas Ricketts

Elementary School Principal
dricketts@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X243
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Douglas Ricketts

Elementary School Principal
dricketts@owncs.org
MA San Diego State University

National University

Mr. Ricketts has been an educator for over 18 years serving in capacities of teacher, consultant, and Principal. He believes all students should have opportunities to excel in innovative classrooms that promote student voice and critical thinking.
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Samantha Rippe

ES2 2nd Grade Teacher
srippe@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X326
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Samantha Rippe

ES2 2nd Grade Teacher
srippe@owncs.org
MA Queens College

BA Queens College

Ms. Jagarnauth enjoys any water activity, especially swimming. She also enjoys trying new foods and going to new places.
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Danielle Rivard

MS Spanish Teacher
drivard@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 127
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Anthony Rodriguez

Technology Support Associate
arodriguez@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 248
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Amanda Romano

ES 1st Grade Teacher
aromano@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 211
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Amanda Romano

ES 1st Grade Teacher
aromano@owncs.org
MS Literacy & Cognition - St. Joseph's College

BS - SUNY Oneonta

Ms. Romano loves spending time at the beach, going out to dinner and watching movies with family and friends.
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Karen Rosenberg

ES/MS Art Teacher
krosenberg@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 235
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Leslie Rossello

ES Science/Social Studies Coordinator
lrossello@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 214
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Leslie Rossello

ES Science/Social Studies Coordinator
lrossello@owncs.org
MA CUNY Queens College

BA SUNY Old Westbury

Mrs. Rossello enjoys spending time with her family, reading thirllers, and hiking.
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Glenn Roth

MS ICT
groth@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 106
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Glenn Roth

MS ICT
groth@owncs.org
MPS - Childhood/Special Education - Manhattanville College

BA - Journalism - Ithaca College

Mr. Roth has two wonderful children, Sydney and Benjamin and enjoys sports, travel and learning.

 
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Lauren Rotondo

ES 3rd Grad Teacher
lrotondo@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 230
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Alex Rubel

MS 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
arubel@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 115
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Alex Rubel

MS 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
arubel@owncs.org
MA Touro College

BA SUNY Geneseo

Mr. Rubel enjoys spending time with friends, playing sports, and going to concerts.
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Yaniree Salvador

ES2 Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
ysalvador@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X322
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Kristina Sestan

ES Teaching Assistant
ksestan@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405
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Kristina Sestan

ES Teaching Assistant
ksestan@owncs.org
MSED Queens College

BA Queens College

Ms. Sestan was born and raised in Astoria, NY. She enjoys spending time with her loved ones, traveling every summer to Croatia to visit her family and friends, shopping, and exploring NYC.
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Susanne Sharkey

School Librarian
ssharkey@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 226
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Susanne Sharkey

School Librarian
ssharkey@owncs.org
MLS - Queens College

BA - History - Queens College

Mrs. Sharkey enjoys traveling, being with her family, and reading!
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Debra Sinclair

MS 8th Grade Science Teacher
dsinclair@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X108
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Debra Sinclair

MS 8th Grade Science Teacher
dsinclair@owncs.org
MSEd  Education Leadership - St. John's University

BS  Biology - St. John's University

Ms. Sinclair has been teaching science for 13 years. She loves animals, the outdoors, the performing arts and traveling to new places.
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Richard Steinholz

ES2 Music Teacher
rsteinholz@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290
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Dimitra Stephanides

ES 2nd Grade Teacher
dstephanides@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 224
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Dimitra Stephanides

ES 2nd Grade Teacher
dstephanides@owncs.org
MA Hunter College

BA Hunter College

Mrs. Stephanides takes pleasure in exploring different places around the world and spending quality time with her family. She is passionate about teaching and helping students gain their independence.
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Lory Tomici

MS 6th & 7th Grade ELA Teacher
ltomici@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 113
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Mercedes Torres

ES Literacy Coordinator
mtorres@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 242
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Mercedes Torres

ES Literacy Coordinator
mtorres@owncs.org
MS University of Phoenix

BS St. John's University

Mrs. Torres is a committed advocate of children. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and grandsons. She enjoys reading, dancing, and entertaining friends and family.
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Matthew Ventura

MS Lunch Coordinator/Office Assistant
mventura@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X102
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Lizette Villegas

MS 8th Grade ELA Teacher
lvillegas@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X120
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David Visconti

MS 7th Grade Science Teacher
dvisconti@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X 112
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Kamla Wallace

ES2 Operations Manager
kwallace@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290
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Meghan Warren

MS Teaching Assistant
mwarren@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902
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Meghan Warren

MS Teaching Assistant
mwarren@owncs.org
BA - Criminal Justice - Iona College

Ms. Warren loves animals (especifically cats), reading, the ocean, and watching movies.
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Rodney Wilkins

ES2 Principal
rwilkins@owncs.org
(347) 390-3290 X301
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Rodney Wilkins

ES2 Principal
rwilkins@owncs.org
SBL & SDL Hunter College, New York City

MA Columbia University, Teachers College, New York City

BA John Jay College, New York City  

For more than fifteen years Rod Wilkins has provided leadership in education. He began his career in education as an elementary school teacher. As an administrator, he developed programs to improve schoolwide systems. Prior to joining OWNCS as Principal of OWN 2, Mr. Wilkins supported the work of seven Districts and Building Administrators as a Senior Project Associate at NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Mr. Wilkins, has developed curriculum, created professional development content, built Early Warning Systems, coached, mentored and provided critical solutions for complex educational problems. His professional experience includes: Regional Summer School Principal H.S., Associate Principal H.S. and Assistant Principal Elementary. Mr. Wilkins has also founded a not for profit corporation, served as Cooperative Board President, and worked in financial management and investment. 
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Carol Williams

MS School Nurse
msnurse@owncs.org
(718) 274-2902 X122
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Carol Williams

MS School Nurse
msnurse@owncs.org
BS College of New Rochelle

AAS CUNY LaGuardia CC

Ms. Williams' heart belongs to her family, and she enjoys traveling, the theatre, and the beach.
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Tonia Williams

Director of Human Resources
twilliams@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X203
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Elizabeth Wong

ES Kindergarten Teacher
ewong@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 246
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Elizabeth Wong

ES Kindergarten Teacher
ewong@owncs.org
BS SUNY Oneonta
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Alyssa Young

ES 1st Grade Teaching Assistant
ayoung@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 X 229