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Jeannie Ferrari
Principal

jeannie@humanitiesprep.org
Jeannie Ferrari taught Language at Humanities Preparatory Academy for 10 years before transitioning to Principal in 2012. She has her BA from University of Michigan and her M.A. from Columbia University, Teachers College. Principal Ferrari has worked hard to create a warm, caring and inclusive culture where all students are known and cherished. She believes that students learn best through authentic inquiry and discovery.

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Georgieann Ramsudh
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

georgieann@humanitiesprep.org

Georgieann Ramsudh taught Mathematics and Science at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School before becoming an Assistant Principal. .She believes that one's instructional strengths, organizational skills, reflectiveness and ability to develop strong relationships with  students, colleagues, community members, parents and other stakeholders are very essential to educating the whole child.
 

  Alisa Dutkiewicz, Social Studies   alisa@humanitiesprep.org   Alisa is entering her second year at Humanities Prep and her 21st year as an educator. A native New Yorker, she holds degrees from St. John's University and Brooklyn College. She enjoys working at Prep because she is fueled by the energy and ambition of its students. She hopes to inspire them to be active members of their communities and nation. Alisa also loves exploring the unknown through travel and dining.

Alisa Dutkiewicz,
Social Studies

alisa@humanitiesprep.org

Alisa is entering her second year at Humanities Prep and her 21st year as an educator. A native New Yorker, she holds degrees from St. John's University and Brooklyn College. She enjoys working at Prep because she is fueled by the energy and ambition of its students. She hopes to inspire them to be active members of their communities and nation. Alisa also loves exploring the unknown through travel and dining.

  Ilan Harris   Social Studies ilan@humanitiesprep.org   Ilan is in his 6th year of teaching U.S. History and is excited to be entering his first year at Prep. He studied at Oberlin and Bard colleges and believes in the power of social studies education to build leaders, change-makers, and critical thinkers. Ilan enjoys reading fiction, growing fruits and vegetables, and exploring the city on his bike.

Ilan Harris
Social Studies
ilan@humanitiesprep.org

Ilan is in his 6th year of teaching U.S. History and is excited to be entering his first year at Prep. He studied at Oberlin and Bard colleges and believes in the power of social studies education to build leaders, change-makers, and critical thinkers. Ilan enjoys reading fiction, growing fruits and vegetables, and exploring the city on his bike.


  Chin-a Panaccione   Social Studies chin-a@humanitiesprep.org   Chin-a has been teaching at Prep for almost a decade. Before joining the team, she studied at the University of Delaware and the City University of New York. Chin-a is a Jane of many trades and worked as a music industry executive for a number of years. She even has a few gold records hanging in her home.

Chin-a Panaccione
Social Studies
chin-a@humanitiesprep.org

Chin-a has been teaching at Prep for almost a decade. Before joining the team, she studied at the University of Delaware and the City University of New York. Chin-a is a Jane of many trades and worked as a music industry executive for a number of years. She even has a few gold records hanging in her home.

 
  Cara Barnes   English  cara@humanitiesprep.org

Cara Barnes
English
cara@humanitiesprep.org

  Christina Kemp   English christinak@humanitiesprep.org   Christina Kemp is one of the founders of Prep and teaches humanities--a blend of history and literature. In her classes, students become analytical thinkers and creative writers as historical and fictitious characters come to life through art, film, psychology and discussion.

Christina Kemp
English
christinak@humanitiesprep.org

Christina Kemp is one of the founders of Prep and teaches humanities--a blend of history and literature. In her classes, students become analytical thinkers and creative writers as historical and fictitious characters come to life through art, film, psychology and discussion.

  Dorian Herron   English dorian@humanitiesprep.org   Dorian has been an educator for 20+ years and is in his sixth year at Prep. He firmly believes in the integration of arts and academics in an effort to foster deeper understanding and allow for multiple ways of thinking critically. He is an amateur musician and scholar-athlete. Dorian loves the phrase "basketball is life" because so much from playing and practicing the game can be applied to life for success.

Dorian Herron
English
dorian@humanitiesprep.org

Dorian has been an educator for 20+ years and is in his sixth year at Prep. He firmly believes in the integration of arts and academics in an effort to foster deeper understanding and allow for multiple ways of thinking critically. He is an amateur musician and scholar-athlete. Dorian loves the phrase "basketball is life" because so much from playing and practicing the game can be applied to life for success.

 
  Gabriella Weisberg   Mathematics gabriella@humanitiesprep.org

Gabriella Weisberg
Mathematics
gabriella@humanitiesprep.org

  Evelyn Israel   Mathematics evelyn@humanitiesprep.org   Evelyn has been teaching math for the past 4 years. She attended Wesleyan University for undergrad, and Hunter College for her masters degree. She loves geometric patterns, various arts and crafts, and solving puzzles. She also loves to understand the way machines work.

Evelyn Israel
Mathematics
evelyn@humanitiesprep.org

Evelyn has been teaching math for the past 4 years. She attended Wesleyan University for undergrad, and Hunter College for her masters degree. She loves geometric patterns, various arts and crafts, and solving puzzles. She also loves to understand the way machines work.

  Amber McCravy   Mathematics amber@humanitiesprep.org   Amber has been teaching Algebra for 3 years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and St. John's University. A native of Charlotte, NC, she enjoys cooking, exploring NYC, and singing karaoke.

Amber McCravy
Mathematics
amber@humanitiesprep.org

Amber has been teaching Algebra for 3 years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and St. John's University. A native of Charlotte, NC, she enjoys cooking, exploring NYC, and singing karaoke.

 
  Gijon Polite   Biology gijon@humanitiesprep.org   Gijon is in his 10th year of teaching Biology. He hails from Newton, MA where he graduated from University of Massachusetts with his Masters in Science Education. Gijon is a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. He loves Prep because it offers him the opportunity to change lives every day. When not in our labs or hallways, Gijon enjoys time with his family, traveling the world, bizarre and unusual animals and a great bike ride.

Gijon Polite
Biology
gijon@humanitiesprep.org

Gijon is in his 10th year of teaching Biology. He hails from Newton, MA where he graduated from University of Massachusetts with his Masters in Science Education. Gijon is a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. He loves Prep because it offers him the opportunity to change lives every day. When not in our labs or hallways, Gijon enjoys time with his family, traveling the world, bizarre and unusual animals and a great bike ride.

  Dorothy Cupka   Chemistry dorothy@humanitiesprep.org   Dorothy

Dorothy Cupka
Chemistry
dorothy@humanitiesprep.org

Dorothy

  Tim Tschurjumov   Physics tim@humanitiesprep.org   Tim has been teaching physics for four years. He attended Binghamton University and Relay Graduate School of Education. He loves coming to Prep everyday because each day offers him a completely new and unique experience. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading fiction. He lives in NJ with his wife Sara and cat Stewart.

Tim Tschurjumov
Physics
tim@humanitiesprep.org

Tim has been teaching physics for four years. He attended Binghamton University and Relay Graduate School of Education. He loves coming to Prep everyday because each day offers him a completely new and unique experience. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading fiction. He lives in NJ with his wife Sara and cat Stewart.

 
  Marwa El-Turky   Foreign Language marwa@humanitiesprep.org   Marwa is entering her 3rd year teaching. She is finishing her Masters in Education from Brooklyn College. She teaches French and Arabic, and is also starting a meditation program

Marwa El-Turky
Foreign Language
marwa@humanitiesprep.org

Marwa is entering her 3rd year teaching. She is finishing her Masters in Education from Brooklyn College. She teaches French and Arabic, and is also starting a meditation program

  Francisco Viera Pereira   Physical Education francisco@humanitiesprep.org   Francisco is in his first year teaching at Humanities. He graduated from LIU Post with B.S. in Physical Education. Currently he's attending Graduate School to earn his M.S. in Health Education. Francisco has a wide experience in a multitude of sports. He was a member of several sport teams in High School and proceeded to wrestle at the collegiate level.

Francisco Viera Pereira
Physical Education
francisco@humanitiesprep.org

Francisco is in his first year teaching at Humanities. He graduated from LIU Post with B.S. in Physical Education. Currently he's attending Graduate School to earn his M.S. in Health Education. Francisco has a wide experience in a multitude of sports. He was a member of several sport teams in High School and proceeded to wrestle at the collegiate level.

  Michael Hill   Paraprofessional michael@humanitiesprep.org   Michael Hill is a 10 year veteran of Prep. His primary responsibility as an Educational Paraprofessional is to help individual students to whom he is assigned successfully navigate their high school years. Michael is also a musician who has released 7 albums of original music while extensively touring the U.S. and 30 other countries. His work in both music and education have taught Michael that relationships are essential to the success of any endeavor, and he loves working with his deeply committed colleagues in the uniquely caring, creative, nurturing and compassionate environment of Humanities Prep.

Michael Hill
Paraprofessional
michael@humanitiesprep.org

Michael Hill is a 10 year veteran of Prep. His primary responsibility as an Educational Paraprofessional is to help individual students to whom he is assigned successfully navigate their high school years. Michael is also a musician who has released 7 albums of original music while extensively touring the U.S. and 30 other countries. His work in both music and education have taught Michael that relationships are essential to the success of any endeavor, and he loves working with his deeply committed colleagues in the uniquely caring, creative, nurturing and compassionate environment of Humanities Prep.

 
  Leslie Martinez   Special Education leslie@humanitiesprep.org   Leslie is in her third year of teaching. She graduated from Hunter College and Bank Street College of Education. Leslie comes with more than 10 years of experience in the museum field where she created programs for youth and families. Leslie is an inclusion educator co-teaching in multiple subjects. She runs Bookworms, the humanities book club that meets after school.

Leslie Martinez
Special Education
leslie@humanitiesprep.org

Leslie is in her third year of teaching. She graduated from Hunter College and Bank Street College of Education. Leslie comes with more than 10 years of experience in the museum field where she created programs for youth and families. Leslie is an inclusion educator co-teaching in multiple subjects. She runs Bookworms, the humanities book club that meets after school.

 Alexandra Menicucci  Special Education alexandra@humanitiesprep.org   Alexandra is in her 6th year of teaching high school.  She teaches both Algebra and Geometry in the ICT setting. Alexandra hopes to create a classroom where students can develop a love of mathematics and learning!  Aside from teaching, Alexandra’s passions include architectural and interior design, plant based cooking, and Pilates! 

Alexandra Menicucci
Special Education
alexandra@humanitiesprep.org

Alexandra is in her 6th year of teaching high school.  She teaches both Algebra and Geometry in the ICT setting. Alexandra hopes to create a classroom where students can develop a love of mathematics and learning!  Aside from teaching, Alexandra’s passions include architectural and interior design, plant based cooking, and Pilates! 

  Maureen Michael   Special Education maureen@humanitiesprep.org   Maureen is in her 7th year of teaching. She has several Professional teaching certifications; Social Studies, Special Education and Teaching Students English of other Languages. Prior to teaching, Maureen was a Executive at AMC Television.

Maureen Michael
Special Education
maureen@humanitiesprep.org

Maureen is in her 7th year of teaching. She has several Professional teaching certifications; Social Studies, Special Education and Teaching Students English of other Languages. Prior to teaching, Maureen was a Executive at AMC Television.

 
  Jenny Navasky   Social Worker jenny@humanitiesprep.org   Jenny Navasky has been at Humanities Prep for 8 1/2 years and has been a social worker or a social work administrator for 20 years in schools, clinics, community health, and non-profit community based organizations. She graduated from Smith College School for Social Work with a Masters in Social Work and also has her license in social work.

Jenny Navasky
Social Worker
jenny@humanitiesprep.org

Jenny Navasky has been at Humanities Prep for 8 1/2 years and has been a social worker or a social work administrator for 20 years in schools, clinics, community health, and non-profit community based organizations. She graduated from Smith College School for Social Work with a Masters in Social Work and also has her license in social work.

  Jamali Moses   Restorative Justice Coordinator jamali@humanitiesprep.org   Jamali has worked in schools for almost fifteen years and is a proud Brooklynite. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from NYU and looks forward to her third year as Prep's Restorative Justice Coordinator.

Jamali Moses
Restorative Justice Coordinator
jamali@humanitiesprep.org

Jamali has worked in schools for almost fifteen years and is a proud Brooklynite. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from NYU and looks forward to her third year as Prep's Restorative Justice Coordinator.

  Hilda Oquendo   Parent Coordinator hilda@humanitiesprep.org

Hilda Oquendo
Parent Coordinator
hilda@humanitiesprep.org

  Maria Tetzlaff, College Counselor   maria@humanitiesprep.org   Maria

Maria Tetzlaff,
College Counselor

maria@humanitiesprep.org

Maria

  Barry Komitor, Music   barry@humanitiesprep.org   Barry Komitor is the Music Artist in Residence at Humanities Prep trough the non-profit Art for Progress. Mr. Komitor studied art at Middlebury College in Vermont, and classical and jazz bass, voice and jazz guitar with trumpeter and arranger Ray Brown at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA. Komitor is a rock and blues vocalist and plays guitar, bass, drums, and piano. He is dedicated to helping students find and learn to make the music that they love. His specialty is teaching the inner workings of music so that students gain cumulative knowledge.

Barry Komitor,
Music

barry@humanitiesprep.org

Barry Komitor is the Music Artist in Residence at Humanities Prep trough the non-profit Art for Progress. Mr. Komitor studied art at Middlebury College in Vermont, and classical and jazz bass, voice and jazz guitar with trumpeter and arranger Ray Brown at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA. Komitor is a rock and blues vocalist and plays guitar, bass, drums, and piano. He is dedicated to helping students find and learn to make the music that they love. His specialty is teaching the inner workings of music so that students gain cumulative knowledge.

  Gladys Pasapera, Art   gladys@humanitiesprep.org   Gladys is excited to join the Humanities Prep community, entering her 6th year of teaching. She attended the School of Visual Arts, The Cooper Union School of Art, and graduated from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Art and Education. She is currently working on her Master's degree at NYU for Art Education and Social Justice. Gladys is also a member of ASTEP - Artists Striving to End Poverty, a non-profit committed to empowering youth through the arts on a global scale. She has taught art in NYC, Philadelphia, India, and Peru.

Gladys Pasapera,
Art

gladys@humanitiesprep.org

Gladys is excited to join the Humanities Prep community, entering her 6th year of teaching. She attended the School of Visual Arts, The Cooper Union School of Art, and graduated from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Art and Education. She is currently working on her Master's degree at NYU for Art Education and Social Justice. Gladys is also a member of ASTEP - Artists Striving to End Poverty, a non-profit committed to empowering youth through the arts on a global scale. She has taught art in NYC, Philadelphia, India, and Peru.