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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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Meet Teresa Hamm

Teresa Hamm returns to Avenues this fall as a psychologist in the Early Learning Center.  Teresa previously worked at Avenues in the admissions department, conducting playgroups and performing cognitive testing for student applicants.

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Meet Jingjin Lin

Jingjin Lin joins Avenues this fall as a  teaching fellow in a Chinese section of pre-K. Each teaching fellow is a bilingual educator who serves as an additional teacher in an Early Learning Center (ELC) classroom. 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.

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Meet Zhiyi Zhao

Zhiyi Zhao joins Avenues this fall as head teacher in a Chinese section of 5th 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.

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