2nd Grade

JENNIFER GIELAROWSKI

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Jennifer@ps330q.org

I grew up in Levittown, NY until I moved out east to Holbrook in High School. I graduated from Sachem North High School. I went to college at C.W. Post, where I studied art therapy. After working with children at many different sites, I decided to explore a teaching career. I received my masters in education at Queens College, and have been enjoying teaching ever since. I have worked for the NYCDOE for 12 years. Watching the students grow is my favorite part about teaching. From September to June, or Kindergarten to 5th grade; you watch the students learn and change. Each day is a new day, and it is never boring! During my free time I like to play with my two little girls. Julianna my oldest is 3 years old, and my youngest Daniella was born March 2015. Together we paint, play pretend, read books, and cook. I am very excited to be apart of P.S. 330. I look forward to learning, sharing and growing!

LIZETTE COLON

202

Lizette@ps330q.org

I grew up in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and attended John Jay HS. I went to York College, and majored in Psychology and Touro College where I majored in Education. I have worked for the NYCDOE for nine years. I love working with children. I love to know that any deposit I make in their lives will have great returns. Sure, they are not always immediate, but I can rest in knowing that the return will come. My free time is spent with my family. We love to play board games, read together, or go for walks in the park.

NELIZA JACQUEZ

202

Neliza@ps330q.org

I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. I graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School. I graduated from Queens College with an English major then completed my Master's in Early Childhood Special Education and Regular education birth to grade 2 at Touro College. This is my fourth year working for the NYCDOE. I love working with the children they are so energetic and ready to learn. The staff at the school are very supportive as well. I like to read books, watch HGTV and Forensic Science shows. I'm a team player and love to help and be involved.

JESSICA MEDVEDEFF

203

Jessica@ps330q.org

I grew up in Flushing, New York. I graduated from Francis Lewis High School. I then attended Nassau Community College for my Associates degree, and Long Island University for my Bachelors degree. I studied early childhood and childhood education. This is my third year working in the NYCDOE. I love watching the students grow each and every day. It is amazing how much children can transform in front of your eyes, and I love that I am part of the reason for this. I spend my free time with my family and friends. I love to watch sporting events, and love to listen to music.

SAKINAH GORDON

204

Sakinah@ps330q.org

I grew up in Queens. I went to Queens College. I have been in the NYCDOE for 10 years. The one thing I love most about my job is knowing that I can make a difference in a student's life both in and out of the classroom. I spend my free time traveling.

CRISTINA EDWARDS

205

Cristina@ps330q.org

I was born and raised most of my life in Corona Queens. I went to Medgar Evers College where I majored in Psychology. I continued my studies in St. John's University where I graduated with a Masters in Education/ TESOL. This is my fourth year teaching for the DOE. I love to teach and watch how children learn and grow academically. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends- watching movies, shows, concerts,dining and traveling. I also enjoy exercising and spending time with my two dogs.

NATALIE SANTOS

Support Specialist

Natalie@ps330q.org

I was born and raised in East New York Brooklyn. During my first year of High School my parents decided to move to Long Island, which is where I currently reside. I attended Queens College and received a Bachelors Degree is Childhood Education. Immediately after receiving my Bachelors Degree, I went back to school for my Masters Degree in Special Education. I then took a break from school for about 3 years and went back for a second Masters degree in School Administration. I have been with the NYCDOE for 9 years. What I love about my job is the opportunity I get to work with children of all ages and on all different levels. Being a teacher has always been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. I love that I get to impact children and teach not only life long lessons, but teach them skills and strategies that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Seeing the improvements that my students make gives me such joy and reminds me why I do what I do. I love teaching because as a teacher, I learn each day and am able to apply all that I have learned in the classroom. During my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends. I recently got engaged, so a lot of my free time is devoted to planning my wedding with my fiance. I enjoy doing fun things like bike riding, watching movies, taking walks on the beach, playing games, and creating memories with the ones I love.