I am very excited to tell you all about the wonderful new teachers who have become part of the College of Staten Island High School for International Studies community. We are excited to welcome all of our our new teachers and staff. Teaching English are Heather Prevosti and Jennifer Lima; teaching Social Studies, Meghan Emerson; teaching Earth Science, Kim Lombardi; teaching Physical Education, Jonathan Merlis; teaching technology, Tisha Burgos; teaching Spanish, Elissa Garcia; and teaching Special Education is Tami Biancoviso. We would also like to welcome Maria Gagliardo, our new school secretary. You can look for their bios on our website. I hope you will all join me in welcoming them to our school and in helping them learn about our community.
Along with our current staff, they have been working hard this summer attending professional development workshops including the International Studies Schools Network Summer Institute in Washington, DC, a science institute at Rockefeller University, and technology institutes with presenters such as Alan November, as well as travelling and taking classes to further their education.
As you all think about the coming school year, I would love to hear about the types of clubs and extracurricular activities you are interested in as well as anything you feel passionate about learning. Likewise, if you have ideas for trips and service learning opportunties, that would be wonderful. Looking forward to hearing from you!