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Introducing Our 2017 Teaching Fellows: Part 3

As another summer approaches, we are so excited to introduce to you our 2017 Practice Makes Perfect Teaching Fellows! Join us in our warm welcome for those who will be on the front-lines this summer, giving their all to eliminate the "summer slide" for our scholars by embodying our #SummerForward spirit! This is only 1/4 of our Fellowship, so tune in each #FellowFriday as we introduce the rest of our changemakers.


Meet Our Fellows

Kyana Simmons

Studying Human Development and Pyscho-Educational Studies at Howard University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at M.S. 053 Brian Piccolo in Queens!

Amanda Dindial

Pursuing her Master of Arts in Teaching English, Grades 7-12 at New York University, Steinhardt.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at Village Academy in Queens!

Helena Herndon

Studying Middle Grades Education at North Carolina State University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn!

Alisha McFarlane

Studying English Education at New York University.

Eliminating summer learning loss at I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade in the Bronx!

David Querusio

Pursuing his Master of Arts in English at Fordham University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at Liberty Avenue Middle School in Brooklyn!

Gabrielle Green

Pursuing her Master's in Social Work at New York University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar in the Bronx!

Emily Paddon

Studying Psychology and Childhood Special Education at Fordham University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 103 Hector Fontanez in the Bronx!

Damaris Turcios

Studying Child Education-English/Early Childhood (Birth-2)/Childhood (1-6) at Molloy College.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S./M.S 042 R. Vernam in Queens!

Patrick Chin

Studying Social Studies Education at Syracuse University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at M.S. 053 Brian Piccolo in Queens!

Juanita Herrera

Studying Educational Studies at Vassar College.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at M.S. 129 Academy for Independent Learning and Leadership in the Bronx!

Christopher Paulino

Studying Africana Studies at Tufts University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 62 Chester Park School in Queens!

Elizabeth Guillen

Studying Sociology and Secondary Education at American University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 001 Courtlandt School in the Bronx!

Pedro Rubiano

Studying Political Science at New York University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 001 Courtlandt School in the Bronx!

Siara Ramirez

Studying English Education and English Textual Studies at Syracuse University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar in the Bronx!

Maria Aarifa Mohammed

Studying Childhood Education with a Concentration in Language and Literature at The City College of New York.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S./M.S 042 R. Vernam in Queens!

Kate Howard

Studying Psychology and Elementary Education at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at Lucero Elementary School in the Bronx!

James Langelotti

Studying Elementary Education at the University of Connecticut.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 50 Vito Marcantonio in Manhattan!

Jennifer Rozear

Studying Mathematics with a Minor in Secondary Education at Texas A&M University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at New World Preparatory Charter School in Staten Island!

Ichiro Narita

Studying Engineering Physics and Secondary Education at Juniata College.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at Riverdale Avenue Community School/Riverdale Avenue Middle School in Brooklyn!

Ny'Asia McKinstry

Pursuing her Master of Arts in Early Childhood General/Special Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S./M.S 042 R. Vernam in Queens!

Karla Matos

Studying Childhood Education/Childhood Special Education at New York University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at Village Academy in Queens!

Amanda Najib

Studying Curriculum & Teaching, Elementary Inclusive Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 42 Claremont in the Bronx!

Emily Goyette

Studying Mathematics at Roger Williams University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at I.S. 211 John Wilson/ The Science and Medicine Middle School (Joint Site) in Brooklyn!

Marlii-I Marin

Studying Childhood Education/ Children and Youth Studies at Brooklyn College.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 272 Curtis Estabrook in Brooklyn!

Michael Mazzeo

Studying Biochemistry at Macaulay Honors College, Hunter College.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at Liberty Avenue Middle School in Brooklyn!

Christopher Herries

Pursuing his Masters in Social Studies Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at I.S. 211 John Wilson/ The Science and Medicine Middle School (Joint Site) in Brooklyn!

Christihanna Morrison

Studying Education and Africana Studies at Tufts University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 272 Curtis Estabrook in Brooklyn!

Seema Shah

Studying Secondary Education and English at Manhattan College.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists!

Marielle Castellanos

Studying Sociology at Stony Brook University.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 001 Courtlandt School in the Bronx!

Jitin Sharma

Studying Counselor Education (specialization in School Counseling) at California State University, Sacramento.

Eliminating summer learning loss with PMP at P.S. 105 The Bay School in Queens!


Visit our blog next #FellowFriday to meet another group of our 2017 Teaching Fellows!

Interested in learning more about our paid summer Teaching Fellowship? Visit our page here.