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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: 13

 

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: 18

 

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: 14

 

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: 12

 

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. 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: 14

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.