The will have several new faces when students return in September. Say hello to them!
- Sabrina Costa, Midland School: Ms. Costa comes to Midland from P.S. 72 in the Bronx, where she had taught special education since 2009. She taught grade five in an integrated co-teaching setting and grade two in a self-contained class. Prior to this, she was a special education teacher at the Albert Einstein School, I.S. 131, in the Bronx for three years, also serving on the school’s literacy committee. She additionally taught at the Saturday Preparatory Academy for English Language Arts in the Bronx, where she provided tutoring and organized programs for students in grades five through seven.
- Laura Glicksman, Rye High School: Ms. Glicksman previously taught second-year Spanish to high school students at the NYC LAB School for Collaborative Studies. Prior to this, she taught English and Spanish to children, adolescents and adults from different countries at the Berlitz Language Center in New York, N.Y. and Ridgewood, N.J. She has also taught in Seville, Spain, having served as a language and cultural assistant (CIEE) at IES Torre de los Herberos at Junta de Andalucia. In this capacity she developed the school’s bilingual initiative, integrating English and American culture into the program and planning lessons for high school students and teachers to improve their English.
- Genevieve Jaffe, Rye High School: Ms. Jaffe has worked at Edgemont High School in Scarsdale for the past three years teaching ninth- and 12th-grade English, prior to which she taught ninth- and 11th-grade English at Horace Mann School in Riverdale and ninth-grade English at New Trier High School in Illinois. Ms. Jaffe has background in Rye as well, having taught ninth-graders at RHS in 2001-2002, when she also served as a freshman class co-advisor. In addition to her teaching roles she has held coaching positions for girls swimming and diving and boys and girls crew. She also has experience in journalism.
- Andrew Lask, Rye High School: Mr. Lask has been part of the district for the past two years, having served as a permanent substitute teacher at the middle and high school levels in the 2011-2012 school year and as a substitute and student teacher in 2011. He has also been a private chemistry tutor and a home instructor for high school students. Mr. Lask has participated in summer curriculum writing projects and has served as the advisor for the RHS Science Olympiad. Prior to his educational career, he held a private practice of family dentistry and nutrition in Rye from 1977-2011.
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