Melissa Castillo

Kindergarten Teacher, Class K1


I grew up in Flushing, NY. I attended Adelphi University and received a dual degree in Early Childhood Special Education. This is my third year teaching in the NYCDOE and I'm always growing and learning from my students. I enjoy watching children learn and progress through their experiences with themselves, their peers, and their teachers. I love to sing and dance, read, travel, and spend time with my family.


Nicole Ogunade-Mitchell 

Kindergarten Teacher, Class K1

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Jessica Medvedeff 

Kindergarten Teacher, Class K2


I went to Long Island University CW Post. I graduated with my degree in early childhood and childhood education. I decided to come to PS 330 to give the students the tools they need to become whatever they aspire to be in life and to make sure they never give up. Elementary school was a great time for me, and was the reason I wanted to become an elementary school teacher. I specifically remember my first grade teacher. She taught me learning could be fun, and that I was capable of whatever I put my mind to. This is exactly what I want to instill in my students, and hope to bring back the love of learning.


 Melissa Webb

Kindergarten Dual Language Teacher, Class K3



 Stephanie Acosta

1st Grade Teacher, Class 101 


I grew up in Corona, Queens and I now reside in College Point. I always wanted to be a teacher and my fondest memories of my childhood were playing"school" with my brother. I earn my Bachelor's degree in Education from Queens College. I completed my Master's in Saint John's University and obtain my degree in Teaching Students with Disabilities. I married my childhood sweet heart and we have a six year old son. I spend my free time drawing and painting with my son. I also enjoy going to comedy clubs and concerts.



Rachel Pedersen 

1st Grade Teacher, Class 101 

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Wen Zheng 

1st Grade Teacher, Class 102

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Neliza Jaquez 

1st Grade Dual Language Teacher, Class 103


I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. I graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School. I graduated from Queens College with an English major then completed my Master's in Early Childhood Special Education and Regular education birth to grade 2 at Touro College. This is my fourth year working for the NYCDOE. I love working with the children they are so energetic and ready to learn. The staff at the school are very supportive as well. I like to read books, watch HGTV and Forensic Science shows. I'm a team player and love to help and be involved.


Sakinah Gordon

1st Grade Teacher, Class 104 


I grew up in Queens. I went to Queens College. I have been in the NYCDOE for 11 years. The one thing I love most about my job is knowing that I can make a difference in a student's life both in and out of the classroom. I spend my free time traveling.


Robyn Kolodny

1st Grade Teacher, Class 160

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Mirian Landi

2nd Grade Teacher, Class 201

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Dionesia Sandoval 

2nd Grade Teacher, Class 201

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 Hartnett  Heather Hartnett 

2nd Grade Teacher, Class 202


I grew up in Warren, Pennsylvania. I went to Warren High School and I received my bachelor's degree at St. Francis College, Loretto, PA where I studied marketing and business management. Then, I got my masters from C.W. Post, Long Island University in education. I have worked for the NYCDOE for 12 years. The one thing that I love the most about my job is watching my students grow and progress throughout the year....and of course seeing their smiling faces every morning. I love to play tennis and golf. I also spend a lot of time with my dog, Monk.



Emilia Diaz

2nd Grade Dual Language Teacher, Class 203

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Hi, My name is Emilia Diaz and I am a second-grade dual language teacher. I was born in Cuenca, Ecuador and migrated to the United States when I was 2 years old and raised in Corona Queens. It is honor to be able to serve the community that helped shape the woman and educator I am today. I have a younger sister and brother whom I am extremely close with. I enjoy traveling, bike riding and hiking on my spare time. I look forward to an exciting school year where we will grow together. 


Ana Pimentel 

2nd Grade Teacher, Class 260

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I grew up in St. Cloud, Florida. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2016. This is my first year living in New York City and teaching for the DOE. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Teaching Urban Children with Disabilities with a Bilingual Extension at Long Island University. Teaching allows me to shape future leasers that is something I am very passionate about. I decided to become an educator so that I can have a positive impact on the lives of children while helping them succeed academically.