Hi! My name is Alison Zaphiris. The 2017-2018 school year marks my 15th year of teaching as a member of the P.S. 214 Family. I obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from Queens College, and a Masters Degree from Queens College, which specialized in Children's Literature. Fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher has brought me immense joy, and I look forward to a fun filled year ahead.
I pride myself on teaching children through many hands on experiences in order to make learning meaningful. The skills and strategies that we practice on a daily basis are the building blocks for your child's future. I celebrate each and every milestone with your child on their road to academic success, and I gain joy in the look of satisfaction on my students faces when they have achieved tasks that they have worked hard to attain.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking bike rides, reading, visiting museums, and exploring NYC.