HUMANITIES TEACHERS

Doug Butler

Social Studies

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My name is Doug Butler. I grew up in Maine, but went to college in Rochester, NY, grad school in Missouri, and started teaching in Minneapolis. I really like states that begin with the letter M. I have been a teacher for the past 4 years and started teaching at Wellstone International High School in Minneapolis. I am excited to be back at an INPS school now! I live with my partner Isabel and our dog Libbi. When I am not teaching I like to go on hikes, cook new recipes, and whenever possible get out in a canoe or kayak. P.S. I was on Jeopardy.

Maikels Andrew

Social Studies

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"Hello! My name is Andrew Maikels and I am a Humanities teacher for team Empower. I am from upstate New York and went to college at SUNY New Paltz where I received a bachelor's degree in History and a master's degrees in Secondary Education. I moved to New York City to start my teaching career in 2009. I believe my role, as a teacher, is to help students find their voice and to guide them through authentic lessons and projects that encourage them to take full ownership of their learning. I love working with our students and try my best to make their educational experience challenging, creative, interesting, collaborative and fun. As for my hobbies, I love to go on hikes and to be outdoors whenever possible. I also enjoy spending time playing my guitar, listening to all different kinds of music, learning how to cook, taking pictures, traveling and being active with my kids."

m Chrisophter

English

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MARQUEZ KEVIN

English

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McCarthy Tim

Social Studies

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Hello FIHS, my name is Mr. Tim! I am from S. Korea. I grew up on Long Island, but have lived in Queens for over 15 years. I am married and have two beautiful boys (ages 4 and 8). I am an aspiring polyglot (somebody who can speak more than 3 languages); I speak English, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and I am currently learning Hindi. When I am not lesson planning or teaching Humanities at FIHS, I enjoy practicing the piano, watching movies, reading/listening to books on Audible, and spending time with my family. I have had the privilege and great pleasure of teaching at FIHS for 10 years now. Every day is a new adventure of learning, fun, and getting to know the students and staff at FIHS, and for 10 months of the year, there is no other place I would rather be. Once, we return to the regular classroom, you can find me in room 318, so please come by and say hello in any language you speak :).

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Angela

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English

​"I am an English and Humanities teacher for Team Connections! I graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a B.A. in History and Spanish Language & Literature. I spent some time studying in Peru which influenced my decision to become a teacher. In 2019, I graduated from Columbia University with my Master’s degree in TESOL (K-12). It is important that all students bring their experiences into the classroom so that we can learn from one another. I hope to inspire my students to become curious, innovative learners. An innovative learner uses their individuality and creativity to produce real and meaningful change in the world. Some of my hobbies are: cooking & exercising. "

Rojas nataly

English

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STRAUSS KATIE

English

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Solomon Natalie

English

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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.

Silva Rafael

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Social Studies

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.

Salamon-Abrams
Roxie

English

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.

Tony Tsai

Social Studies

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.