People

Meet Staci Hyman

Staci Hyman joins Avenues this fall as head teacher in a Spanish section of 2nd grade. In the immersion grades – nursery through grade 5 – children spend alternate days in a class conducted in English and in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese.

  • 2nd Grade
  • faculty
  • Immersion
  • Lower Division
  • Spanish
  • Teacher Bio
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Meet Cindy Qiongwei Rang

Cindy Qiongwei Rang joins Avenues this fall as a teaching fellow in a Chinese section of nursery. Each teaching fellow is a bilingual educator who serves as an additional teacher in an Early Learning Center (ELC) classroom.

  • Early Learning Center
  • faculty
  • Immersion
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Nursery
  • Teacher Bio
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Meet Jannine Robinson

In fall 2017, Jannine Robinson returns to Avenues as an associate teacher in the English section of nursery. In the immersion grades – nursery through grade 5 – children spend alternate days in a class conducted in English and in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese.

  • Early Learning Center
  • faculty
  • Nursery
  • Teacher Bio
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Meet Fiona Mason

Fiona Mason joins Avenues as a middle grades science teacher. Fiona has nearly 20 years of experience in education, teaching students of various grade levels at elementary and middle schools. 

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • faculty
  • Middle Grades Program
  • science
  • Teacher Bio
  • Upper Division
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Meet Austin Mixsell

This fall, Austin Mixsell returned to Avenues as the coordinator of school culture. In this role, Austin is responsible for developing programming aligned with Avenues' mission to hold students accountable for their actions, particularly with regard to school and class attendance, minor violations of our honor code and failure to uphold community standards. He also works with deans of students, associate division heads and faculty to foster a strong sense of community across all grades in the Upper Division

  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • Middle Grades Program
  • School Culture
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Meet Andy Laster

Andy Laster joined the Avenues faculty in the fall of 2017 as an instrumental music teacher for Lower Division students. Before coming to Avenues, Andy served as the music teacher at several New York City schools, including City Knoll Middle School, PS330Q and at New Explorations in Science, Technology and Math (NEST+m).

  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • faculty
  • Lower Division
  • Music
  • Teacher Bio
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Meet Allison Snell

Allison Snell (Ali) joined the Avenues faculty in the fall of 2017 as a learning specialist in the Upper Division. Before coming to Avenues, Ali worked as a literacy coach for the NYC Department of Education.

  • faculty
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Teacher Bio
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Meet Meredith L. Nuber

Meredith Nuber joined the Avenues faculty in the fall of 2017 as the Global Journeys intern for our Upper Division students. Previously, Meredith worked as an intern for the UAS7 Liaison Office at the German University of Applied Sciences in New York.

  • Global Journeys
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Meet Kara Putrino

Kara Putrino joined the Avenues faculty in the fall of 2017 as a Lower Division literacy specialist. Kara first came to Avenues in 2013 as an in-school tutor, and then again in 2016 as a part-time literacy specialist through the Teachers College Literacy Specialist program.

  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • faculty
  • Literacy
  • Lower Division
  • Teacher Bio
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Meet Cabrina Kang

Cabrina Kang joins Avenues this fall as head teacher of an English section of 3rd grade. (In the immersion classes, nursery through grade 5, children spend alternate days in a class conducted in English and in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese.)

  • 3rd Grade
  • faculty
  • Lower Division
  • Teacher Bio
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Meet Narcy Carranza

This fall, Narcy Carranza returns to Avenues as the Spanish literacy specialist for the Lower Division. In this role, she provides instruction to small groups of students and collaborates with classroom teachers, the Spanish immersion specialist and the heads of grade to ensure that the reading and writing programs at these grades are cohesive.

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • faculty
  • Immersion
  • Literacy
  • Lower Division
  • Reading
  • Spanish
  • Teacher Bio
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Meet Ted Ogden

Ted Ogden joined Avenues this August as associate head of Upper Division.

  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • faculty
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Teacher Bio
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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THE AVENUES TEACHER IS ONE WHO IS FLEXIBLE, OPEN-MINDED AND RECEPTIVE TO FEEDBACK. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEY OFFER A GENEROUS COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT.
- Jason Hoeksema, Upper Division Science
“THERE IS, PERHAPS, NO SCHOOL IN THE WORLD WITH A FACULTY FROM MORE DIVERSE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS, AND THIS HAS LED TO INCREDIBLY RICH CONVERSATIONS ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM SCHOOL CULTURE TO PEDAGOGY.”

- Mike Levy, Associate Division Head

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