The support staff at MS 224 helps our school to run efficiently and effectively. They support the students, parents and staff. If you have any inquiries do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr. R. Quiles - Culture Coach

Mr. Quiles is the Culture Coach at M.S. 224. He facilitates crisis intervention and provides student and teacher support. Mr. Quiles works collaboratively with administration, the counseling team and teachers to provide a safe and secure environment that is conducive for learning.

Quote: "There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices, and persistence." - Michelle Obama

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY


College: Touro College

Favorite Book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo


Ms. Kendall- At-Risk Guidance

Ms Camacho- Bilingual Guidance

Ms. Reilly - Mandated Guidance

Mr. Dinzey - School Psychologist

Single Shepherd Team

The goal of the Single Shepherd initiative is to pair every middle and high school student grades 6 – 12 in Districts 7 and 23 with a dedicated school counselor or social worker who will support them through graduation and college enrollment.

A Single Shepherd is a mentor with the skills to listen to, advocate for, and connect students with resources for success in school, and in their future endeavors in college and career. A Shepherd is experienced and skilled to be able to support students in making academic and personal choices.

Ms. Ramirez- Social Worker,

Mr. Jackson- Social Worker,

Ms. Jacobs- Social Worker,

Ms. Ofield- Social Worker,

A qualified Shepherd is an adult who is knowledgeable in:

• the NYC DOE high school application process

• college exploration, preparation, and the application process

• the impact of societal and environmental challenges

• interpersonal dynamics, group processes, problem solving

• social-justice and building community partnerships

Support Staff

Mrs. Reid - Parent Coordinator

Mrs. Reid assists parents with any questions or concerns they may have. She is also a part of the Parent's Association Team as well as the School Leadership Team. She helps the staff with a joyful heart and a smile. She runs workshops to deepen the commitment to the families of MS 224 as well as inform the community of events of interest.

Quote: I may not be able to understand what you say when you say it, I can understand what you're going to say perfectly.

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Favorite Book: Chicken Soup For The Soul


Ms. Veras - Pupil Accounting Secretary

Quote: "Don't mistake politeness for lack of strength." Sonya Sotomayor


Attendance, Lateness, and Registration

Student Health including Immunization Records, Lunch Applications, Vision Screenings

Metro Cards

Document Translating

Ms. Narfi Caro - School Aide

Quote: "Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

Hometown: Manhattan, NY

College: High School of Fashion Industries

Favorite Book: The Four Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz

Mr. Jimenez - School Aide

Quote: "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." -Michael Jordan

Our paraprofessionals support our students and teachers to improve student outcomes.

Mr. Wallace

Mr. Mercado

Ms. Santiago

Ms. Mitchell

Mr. Mujica

Ms. Savinon

Coach Artie - School Aide and Basketball Coach

Quote: "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." -Michael Jordan: "It gets hard to beat a person that never gives up." - Babe Ruth, Yankees

Mr. Liao - Instructional Technology Coach - Educate LLC

Mr. Liao works with MS 224's leaders and teachers to enrich classrooms and engage students.

Quote: "Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important."

-Bill Gates


Hometown: Woodside, NY

College: SUNY Geneseo