Assistant Teachers

 

Name:  Ms. Alexandra Sinchi

 

Position: Assistant Teacher

 

Hometown:  I’m originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I now live in New York City.

 

Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bronx Community College.

 

Years as an educator: 14

 

Why are you an educator? I have a passion to nurture and take care of children. I like to help them feel confident and independent.

 

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? I like the way the school community works like a team to support the students.

 

Life outside school: I have a lovely family. We cook together and travel together. Always together.

 

Name: Ms. Dilcia Santana

 

Position: Assistant Teacher

 

Hometown: I am a lifelong New Yorker.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Art & Science from Touro College

 

Years as an educator: 19

 

Why are you an educator? I love to make a difference with children.

 

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) is very supportive for students.

 

Life outside school: My hobby is playing dominoes. I’m an expert.

Name: Ms. Jatty Hernandez

 

Position: Assistant Teacher

 

Hometown: I’m originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Now I’m a Manhattan resident.

 

Education: Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Hostos Community College

 

Years as an educator: 15

 

Why are you an educator? I like to work with children. I enjoy it. I feel like I’m a mother to my students. I consider them to be as important as my own child. I’m also interested in becoming  a social worker in the future.

 

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? One the best qualities is the communication among families and my colleagues.

 

Life outside school: I like to travel to different places. That’s what I look to do for fun. I have a beautiful daughter as well.

Name: Ms. Adrienne Cohen

 

Position: Assistant Teacher

 

Hometown: I have lived all my life in New York.

 

Education: Associate’s Degree from NYC Community College

 

Years as an educator: over 20

Why are you an educator? I enjoy working with children. I strive to make a difference in their lives.

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? Everyone is able to get along with each other. We all work as a TEAM together

 

Life outside school: I enjoy the time I spend with my family. I am an avid Mah Jongg player.

Name: Mr. Damien Altrui

 

Position: Assistant Teacher

 

Hometown: I grew up in Woodhaven, Queens, and now I make my home in Brooklyn.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Rowan University

 

Years as an educator: 13

 

Why are you an educator? I grew to see the deficiencies in the New York City public education system -- which I view as the best in the world -- and I wanted to make a difference and a change.

 

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? Most of of our classrooms have sizes that really nurture and support kids. We also have a really good habit of hiring people who are passionate about teaching and meet our high expectations.

 

Life outside school: As a native New Yorker I still find plenty to see and do in this city.

 

 

Name: Ms. Celina George

 

Position: Assistant Teacher

 

Hometown: I grew up in Vincennes, St. David’s, Grenada. Now I live in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education From St. Joseph's College. Master’s degree in General/ Special Education from Touro College.

 

Years as an educator: 16

Why are you an educator? I am in education because I wanted to help mold the minds of our future generation. My mom was also a teacher and I wanted to follow in her footsteps. I also had a passion for teaching since I was a young girl.

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? The best qualities at STAR Academy is the staff and students. and their ability to reach out and care for the students.

 

Life outside school: I love to read, sleep and spend time with my family and friends.

Name: Ms. Socorro Salcedo

 

Position: Assistant Teacher

 

Hometown: I grew up in San Jose De Las Matas, Dominican Republic. Now I live on Staten Island.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Hunter College

 

Years as an educator: 15

Why are you an educator? I’m working in education because I love working with children, and helping them with their social skills.

What are STAR Academy’s best qualities? We work as a team to reach our goals.

 

Life outside school: I enjoy my free time gardening and cooking traditional meals for my family.

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