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    K-104: Mr. Zuger
    K-204: Ms. Gaitan
    K-209: Mr. Ferreiro & Ms. Moise
 Gabriel Zuger

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Gabriel Zuger

Hello, I’m Gabriel Zuger! I was born and raised right here in New York City, where I also earned my Masters Degree in Childhood Education and Literacy from Bank Street College of Education. I am a passionate teacher with high expectations for myself and my students, as I am a firm believer that high expectations lead to even higher results. I’m commitment to teaching the whole child and constructivist learning. I went to Central Park East 1 growing up, which was a progressive elementary school in Harlem, where I learned through the project based approach. I remember quite vividly the joy it brought me to learn through projects that actively engaged me, and how my learning stuck as a direct result. I later attended Bank Street College of Education, where I learned how to teach using the inquiry approach myself, especially when it came to using social studies as the core of the curriculum.

When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy trail running, concert-going, and listening to podcasts. I’ll see you around EECS!

 Ms. Gaitan

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Ms. Gaitan

Ms. Gaitan received her BA in elementary Education from Queens College. She was a substitute teacher for five years before becoming a full time classroom teacher. She loves to read, travel and explore new and exciting cultures. She hopes to teach and grow alongside her students.

 Ms. Moise

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Ms. Moise

Ms. Moise has completed her Bachelor's Degree in English from Hunter College. After which, she received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Teaching Students with Disabilities Birth to 2nd grade, from Touro College. Early on in her educational career she knew that helping others is a necessity. Ms. Moise started her teaching career at an Early Intervention Program geared toward helping children with developmental delays. After working there for 4 years it was time to grow even more as an educator. Now Ms.Moise is enjoying all the adventures of teaching Kindergarten ICT at East Elmhurst Community School and loving every minute of it. She understands that a classroom setting should be filled with love, structor, humor and music. She is a firm believer in education being a major tool in changing the world. 

 

 Jesse Ferreiro

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Jesse Ferreiro

Jesse Ferreiro received his Bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College in 2011. In the summer of 2014, he received his Master's degree in Childhood Education and Special Education. Throughout his master's program he interned within the Bedford Central School District in Westchester NY, where he taught in Kindergarten through Fifth grade classrooms. He taught Kindergarten ICT for the past 3 years at East Elmhurst Community School, and is currently in his 4th year of teaching in the Kindergarten general education classroom.

As an educator, it is vital to the growth of our students that we continue to question at a high level, treat each individual student truly as an individual who has very specific needs and abilities and continue to assess in an authentic way that enables students to make real life connections to the content that is taught to them.