Physical Education


I grew up in Bayside, Queens. I went to high school at Cardozo in Bayside and I went to Queens College. I studied Physical Education at Queens College. I have worked for the NYCDOE for 5 years. What I love the most about my job is seeing the look on students faces when they learn something new. I also love having a positive impact on students' lives. I spend my free time playing a variety of sports including basketball and tennis. I also like to go to the gym and spend time with friends and family. I really enjoy teaching and imparting knowledge on students that they can utilize throughout their lives.




Mckenzie Chen



Melissa Potwardski



I am from Queens, NY. I went to the School of Visual Arts, Queens College and Adelphi University. I have worked for the NYCDOE since 2008. I love being an art teacher and am so happy that I get to teach my favorite subject every day. I create projects based on the NYC Blueprint for the Arts as well as student interests so they can learn through being creative. I also incorporate other subject areas whenever possible. I want to make sure that my students are familiar with artists that are creating art now and the different colleges and career opportunities there are in the art field.

In my classes, students learn about art history, contemporary artists, art terms, materials and techniques. They are given the opportunity to create art both from their imagination and through observation of the world around them