Specials

ERICA NORWOOD

Visual Arts

Erica@ps330q.org

I grew up in Queens, NY and attended the Bronx High School of Science. I graduated from NYU with a degree in Psychology. I received my Master's in Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art and a Master's in Education from Queens College. This is my fifth year working for the NYCDOE.

I love seeing the "lightbulb" moment when a child grasps something that they have been struggling with. I love the way that children look at the world and the questions that they ask. In my free time, I like to paint large-scale portraits. I also love to travel. My next dream trip would be to New Zealand. I love teaching art because it combines two things that I feel strongly about, art and education.

ALEX SWAWITE

Physical Education

Alex@ps330q.org

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.

JASON O'CONNOR

Music

Jason@ps330q.org

ERICA LESSNER

Dance

Erica@ps330q.org

I spent the first half of my childhood in Simsbury, Connecticut, but after a terrible winter, my parents decided we needed to move to Ft. Myers, Florida. I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of South Florida in Tampa. My Masters of Fine Arts in Dance: Choreography and Performance, with a specialty in Dance Technology, is from Florida State University in Tallahassee. This is my third year working for the NYCDOE. I love to see that children have access to an art form that allows them to express themselves through movement, learn self discipline, exercise and most importantly, have fun! Watching these qualities develop and grow over time is the most rewarding part of my job! In my free time I like to take advantage of the numerous dance classes offered in New York City. I also choreograph and submit my work to be performed in various dance festivals. When I'm not dancing, I'm exploring the city, watching Netflix, or spending time with friends and family.