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Ann Iparraguirre was born and raised on a dairy farm which launched her lifelong interest in the natural world. Ann completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and has taught every level of students, from pre-K through post-graduate. After working as a teacher and school administrator, Ann turned her attention to
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Joezette Joseph is a partner, daughter, sister, friend, and pet mom who grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Jamaica, Queens. Presently, Joezette serves District 1 as an Instructional Lead. In this role, she provides instructional and coaching support for teachers and school leaders in Math instruction, particularly
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Wilson Lam

Wilson Lam is a native New Yorker; born and raised.  He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from NYU and his graduate degrees in Education from Hunter College. He has been an educator within the Dept. of Education for over 15 years. He was an early childhood education teacher in
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Aldo Maldonado

Aldo Maldonado

Aldo started his career in NYC’s Department of Education 4 years ago as a Bilingual College & Career coach at District 79’s Pathways to Graduation. Throughout his time as a member of the College & Career team, Aldo assisted countless first-generation students in helping to apply to college, financial aid,
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Kristine Mustillo is a 25-year educator who served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal prior to joining the District 1 team as Deputy Superintendent. As a parent and an educator, she is committed to closing opportunity gaps that exist across the city. Kristine supports professional learning for school leaders
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Jennifer Carreón is a product of the NYC Public School System and grew up in District 1 on the Lower East Side, emigrating from the Philippines. Most recently, Jennifer was the Community Superintendent of District 27 from 2018-2022, overseeing 50 schools and launching the district’s leadership pipelines, early literacy initiatives,
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Sara Polland

Sara Polland, originally from Wisconsin, chose New York as her home in 2000.  She received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  She taught elementary grades 2-5 for many years, and received her Masters in Teaching Literacy.  Sara has a passion for teacher development
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In this role, Felicia supports the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent in improving the performance of district schools and strategically coordinating services. Felicia uplifts the district’s vision and mission by serving as a conduit between our schools, Borough/ Citywide Offices, and external community partnerships. Prior to joining the District Team, Felicia
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A lifelong educator, Charles began his career as a middle school science teacher, teaching Biology, Earth Science, and General Science for 13 years. In his current role, he will be supporting the District 1 team and schools in academic policy, systems, school performance and assessment. This is a role he
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Tami Sturm

Tami Sturm started her career in Education 21 years ago as a business education teacher and worked as the Virtual Enterprise Coordinator for a transfer high school. Receiving her Master’s degree in Education and Administration, she worked for central as an Accountability Data Support Specialist supporting Bronx schools, and for
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