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[email protected]yc.gov
MS 127 Castle Hill
Nyack, NY
Class Information:
Room Number: Library
Students per Class: 750
Class Description:
My school is located in an inner-city high poverty urban area. I am the librarian and I teach digital citizenship, research skills and writing to all students in the school at one time or another,
Middle School Librarian
iPad or other tablet computers, lighting for video productions, boom microphone for video productions.
My Philosophy:
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” --Robert Byrne
Personal Information:
About Me:
I came to teaching after careers as a news reporter (newspaper and radio), radio talk-show host, restaurant manager, and political organizer. Everything I have done prior to teaching contributes to my abilities as a teacher.
College and Degrees:
SUNY/Empire State College, BS Fordham University Graduate School of Education, MST Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Sciences/School Media, MLS
Learning all I can. Eating and writing about it. Yoga. Reading. Scrabble.
Favorite Books:
Sherlock Holmes stories; I Am A Strange Loop; the four books of the Hitchhiker Guide to the Universe trilogy
Favorite Quotes:
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” --RobertByrne
Food, politics, self-education, dogs, music, and urban areas.
Employment History:
Long and varied. Ask me and I'll lay it all out for you, but it will take some time. Suffice it to say that I've finally started doing what I want to be when I grow up.
Why Do I Teach?:
I had a troubled school life and I want to make school work for students others give up on.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 60 %
     Average: 40 %
     High-achiever: 5 %
     Special Needs: 24 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 2 %
     Hispanic: 40 %
     African American: 45 %
     Asian: 13 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 100 %
ESL Enrollment:: 15 %
Average number of students in class:: 30 students
Number of students I teach:: 750 students