Farida Bouattoura

9th Grade Team Leader/Math and Special Education Teacher

Brian Schmidt

Social Studies Department Head/9th Grade Community Advocate/Global History Teacher

Brian grew up in upstate New York, but has lived and worked in NYC for the past decade.   He is interested in restorative practices, active with the Learning Partner's Program, and is our Social Studies Department Chair.  He has been an advisor and Global History teacher at Young Writers for the past 9 years and is currently on the 9th grade team.  In his free time he enjoys playing most sports and traveling (ask him about his trip to Spain).

Justianna Kubersky

High School Reading Teacher

Eric Shepherd

9th Grade Math Teacher

Eric grew up in Raymond, Nebraska and majored in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Master's in Education at City College as a Math for America Fellow. He coaches the flag football team and is an assistant coach for the robotics team. Outside of school he is an avid player of board games and slow pitch softball. 

Jaclyn Reyes

ELA Teacher

Jaclyn was born and raised in Queens, New York, majored in Literature at CUNY Queens College, and has been an English teacher for seven years. When she is not teaching or cooking up something great in the kitchen, she enjoys reading poetry - especially Pablo Neruda, traveling, and rooting for the Mets and Giants.

Abigail Magdaleno

Science Teacher