I have been teaching at FIHS for 8 years. I am originally from California and studied Chinese in College. I lived in China for 3 years and eventually came to NYC to teach and receive my Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I live with my husband, daughter (4), and son (1) in Queens.
I am a Humanities Connections teacher from San Diego, California.
I first knew I wanted to teach after working with a program called City Year in Denver, Colorado. After studying to become a teacher at Stanford in the Bay Area, I started my first teaching position at Oakland International. I fell in love with working with newcomer immigrant students! Joining Flushing International allowed me to continue my passion when I moved here to New York City. This is my 4th year working with 9th and 10th grade newcomer immigrant students. I learned Spanish by working with my students, and I am currently learning Chinese. When I am not teaching, I love to exercise, cook Mexican and Filipino food, and play video games.
My name is Roxie Salamon-Abrams. I was born and raised in New York City. This is my first year working as a 12th grade English teacher at Flushing International High School. Previously I worked as an 11th and 12th grade English teacher at Bronx International, another International school that works with newly arrived immigrant youth in the Bronx. I love to travel, cook, read, and spend time with my family and friends. I love teaching because it allows me to constantly grow and learn together with my students.
I love teaching at Flushing International High School. It is such a wonderful place for both students and teachers to learn and grow. It is my hope that our students graduate from our school and be creative thinkers, motivated action-takers and generous leaders of the community.