Teaching Staff


"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer"

- Albert Einstein

Mr. Batista 604/603/804

Quote: "Where there's a will there's a way."

Email: vbatista@ms224bx.org

Favorite book:


Mrs. Roman - Math 801,802, 803

Quote: "You must be the change that you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

Email: kroman@ms224bx.org

Favorite book:


Mrs. DeLos Santos ESL Math - 677,777, 877

Quote: ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒ Nelson Mandela

Email: cdelossantos@ms224bx.org

Favorite book:


Special Education

Mr. Lopez - IEP Teacher

"Some people look at things as they are and ask why. Others look at things as they could be and ask why not."

Hometown: Hampton Bays, NY

College: New York Institute of Technology- BA Financing and Accounting

Favorite Book: A Peoples History of the United States, Howard Zinn

Ms. Compton - Speech

"With God all things are possible." ~Matthew 19:26

Favorite Book: Love Language by Gary Chapman

College: Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus

Hometown: Grenada, West Indies


Ms. Beth- Speech

Ms. Beth, Speech Teacher


Ms. Williams


Quote: I believe education should be fun, engaging and most importantly relevant!

Email: swilliams@ms224bx.org

Favorite book:

College/major: Brooklyn College

Ms Santana 701, 702, 703, 704, 777

Quote: "The important thing is to never stop questioning."-Albert Einstein

Email: vsantana@ms224bx.org

Favorite book:


College: Grad. School: Relay Graduate School of Education


For Social Studies we are using NYC's Passport Curriculum. Sixth Grade will learn the about ancient civilizations around the world and how political structures came into being.

ELA Units of Study: Students will continue to improve their reading and writing skills.


Students will read at least 3 Novels: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan,; Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis; and Dragon Wings Lawrence Yep

Ms.Roberts, Social Studies 601, 603, 604, 677

Be the Change you want to see in the word. -Ghandi


Favorite Book:

email: droberts@ms224bx.org

Google Classroom link: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjI5NjAzODQ2MVpa

Ms. Robinson 7th Grade Social Studies

Quote: “It is our choices that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”- JK Rowling

Email: probinson@ms224bx.org

College/major: Rutgers University

Graduate School: Relay Graduate School of Education

Favorite Book: The Tempest By William Shakespeare

Google Classroom :

603: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjI3MjQ1NTIyNVpa

703: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjI3MjUwNDU2Nlpa

Ms. Cozza ELA 603 and Social Studies, 804 ELA

College: New York University BFA , Hunter College MSA

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Favorite Book: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

email: MCozza@ms224bx.org

Goggle Classroom :

603: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjI3MjQ1NTIyNVpa

703: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjI3MjUwNDU2Nlpa

Ms. Cummings 604/702/703 ELA

Quote: All students have the ability to learn.

College: Mercy College

Hometown: Houston, TX

Favorite Book: Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

email: mcummings@ms224bx.org

Google Classroom :

604 https://classroom.google.com/c/MjM0OTMyNjEzNVpa

704 https://classroom.google.com/c/MjM0OTMxNzE3NVpa

Ms. Estrella 801/877 ELA 7th, Grade Spanish

Quote: "People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But, people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

College: New York University

Hometown: Washington Heights

Favorite Book: Freak The Almighty by Rodman Philbrick

email: eestrella@ms224bx.org

Google Classroom :

https://classroom.google.com/c/MjM3NjczMDk5OVpa 677

https://classroom.google.com/c/MjM3NTE3NDUyNFpa 777

Ms. Hidalgo ELA/ESL 701/702/703 777

Quote: "The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away."

-William Shakespeare


Favorite Book: Flowers for Algernon, Keyes

email: jhidalgo@ms224bx.org

Google Classroom :

https://classroom.google.com/c/MjI2ODMwODc0MFpa 701

https://classroom.google.com/c/MjI2ODMyNTU3Nlpa 702

Ms. Joseph, 8th Grade social Studies 801/802/803/804/877

College: Morgan State University

Hometown: White Plains, New York

Favorite Book: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. salinger

email: cjoseph@ms224bx.org

Google Classroom :

801 https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MTEzOTg0MTZa

802 https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjI1MzUzMDY2OFpa

Ms. Ziotis ESL

Quote: "To be or not to be" - Shakespeare

Hometown: Greece- BA City College - M

Favorite Book:

email: cziotis@ms224bx.org

Ms. Burns 777, Reading Interventions

Quote: “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see”

-Alexandra K. Trenfor

College: Amherst- B.A City College- M.A

email: fburns@ms224bx.org

Google Classroom:

877 https://classroom.google.com/c/MjI0MjEwMTMzOFpa

Mr. Pérez

8th Grade - Spanish,


Quote: "È molto più facile essere un eroe che un galantuomo. Eroi si può essere ogni tanto, galantuomo sempre."

-L. Pirandello

College: Brooklyn College- B.A Mercy College- M.A.

email: aperez@ms224bx.org

Google Classroom:

801 - https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/NzM0NDc3MzA5N1pa

802 - https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/NzM0NDI1NjQzMlpa

803 - https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/NzM0Mzk4OTAyNVpa

877 - https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/NzM0NDg3MTM5MVpa



Ms. Stoessel

Quote: "Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly."

Email: istoessel@ms224bx.org

College: Mercy College and Polytechnic University

Hometown: Queens and The Bronx, NY

Google Classroom : https://classroom.google.com/u/0/h

Physical Education

Mr. Cortazzo

Quote: "Don't talk about it, be about it." - Bob Burns

Email: mcortaz@schools.nyc.gov



Favorite Book: Eight Men Out: "The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series" by Eliot Asinof