New teacher profiles

March 19, 2009

Helping her kids despite cruel cuts

The loss of her field trip program due to budget cuts hasn’t cut any of HS for Health Careers and Sciences teacher Janine Armstrong’s enthusiasm for teaching.

February 19, 2009

Hats off to this rookie

Welcome to the happy and wildly successful life of a man who finally found his calling: Sam Steinberg, educator and, as he calls himself, “a flexidox Jew from the ’hood.”

January 22, 2009

Marlon’s new teacher wake-up call mix

From growing up in Chicago to getting a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in Miami to teaching in New York City, Marlon Unas Esguerra says, “the soundtrack of my life has followed me.”

November 20, 2008

Following her ‘dream of making good’

“There’s nothing better than seeing kids respond to a teacher who cares,” says Sara Panag, special education teacher at Goldstein HS for the Sciences in Brooklyn — by way of Hong Kong.

October 23, 2008

Etched in ‘marble’

Like all writers, HS of Applied Communication teacher Richard Phelps makes a fetish of pen and paper, finding just the right brew for attracting the muse.

September 25, 2008

Finding fulfillment at UFT charter school

Having a revelation, ditching his office job, going for his master’s in education and, at last, becoming a teacher! It was going to be great! It wasn’t.

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