ADMINS & STAFF
Althea is an innovative Educator-Leader, committed to supporting learners and organizations. She is passionate about empowering learners through holistic practices, which include culturally-responsive, socio-emotional and mastery-based learning. She is especially excited about education that is made possible through experiential learning because she believes that each student can learn, exceed expectations and achieve success in ways that are uniquely meaningful and relevant. Although she has always been interested in Education, she has acquired experience through a variety of educational programs and work experiences in high school, tertiary, manufacturing and non-profit organizations. She started her tertiary education with a major in Spanish and a minor in French, and has since completed graduate studies in Adult Education, Human Resource Development, TESOL and Educational Administration. She is a native of Guyana, South America & the Caribbean, and enjoys nature, music and art.
"My name is Juliana Ruiz and I am one of the bilingual school counselors. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications from Baruch College and my Master of Science in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University. I am a first generation American born and raised in New York City. My parents emigrated from Colombia in the 1980s as teenagers. I am happy to be able to work with immigrant youth in supporting their social emotional learning and post high school plans as they journey through high school. What I love about my job is that every day is a new experience! Aside from advocating for our youth, I enjoy listening to all different kinds of music, salsa dancing, hiking and journaling! "
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