Staff

Ms. Kirchnick
Ms. Kirchnick

I am here to support my students and to build a love of math, or at the very least a tolerance for it. I expect all students to put in their best efforts and will hold them to high standards. I strive to build independence in my students so they can transfer strategies from the classroom to the real world.

Ms. Lirzano
Ms. Lirzano
Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist

My mission as a bilingual (Spanish-English) speech and language pathologist is to work with students, families, teachers, school administration and support staff to help my students become confident and effective communicators.  

Mi misión como patóloga del habla y el lenguaje bilingüe (español-inglés) es trabajar con estudiantes, sus familias y maestros, la administración escolar y el personal de apoyo para ayudar a mis estudiantes a convertirse en comunicadores seguros y eficaces.

Mr. Hernandez
Mr. Hernandez

As a Special Education Teacher at MS118 and my sixth year working for the DOE, I have learned and grow so much as a professional. The experiences with students and working with amazing teachers during these sixth year are the main reason of my growth professionally and personally. I believe Education should be a lifelong activity, and every individual should have the opportunity to pursue a quality education. To that end, it is my personal mission to continually improve my own teaching, in order that my students have the opportunity to receive an educational experience that prepares them for their future and to allow them become self-sufficient learners.

Mr. Rohan
Mr. Rohan

My name is Patrick J. Rohan and I have been a teacher for almost twenty years. I am a former French and Religion teacher at St. Dominic High School on the island of Sint Maarten and have taught at the Dominico-Americano Institute in the Dominican Republic as an assistant ESL teacher. Presently, I am pursuing a Masters Degree in Bilingual Special Education at Adelphi University and will be doing my student-teaching internship year here at MS118. 

I strongly believe that teaching and learning are a physical, mental and spiritual quest that I, as a teacher, and the community must ignite in our  students. In order to do this, it is important to meet the needs of our children not just in the classroom, but abroad as well. When children are healthy physically and mentally, the stronger they will become academically. It is really rewarding to see students grow academically. 

I am looking forward to working with and learning from this awesome teaching staff at MS118, as well with parents and the community in order to ensure that the needs of our students are being met. 

Mr. Brown
Mr. Brown

One of the greatest contributions to society is a positive influence that can inspire a child to become the best version of themselves. For me, teaching students that look, sound but most importantly feel the way I do in the world today is an opportunity of a lifetime. I thrive to give these students hope by showing them an authentic version of myself and how I came to be, growing up in the same neighborhoods as they do. As an educator, my impact in the school is limitless because our students are the future. I take full advantage of my privileges in order to pay it forward to the next generation of leaders.

Frayda Zipper
Frayda Zipper
Math Teacher
Ms. Zizzamia
Ms. Zizzamia
Math Teacher
Ms. Ventura
Ms. Ventura
School Counselor
Lamont Vogelsang
Lamont Vogelsang
Physical Education Teacher
Courtney Ware
Courtney Ware
Assistant Principal - Spectrum Academy
Ms. Williams
Ms. Williams
School Counselor
Ms. Willow
Ms. Willow
Speech and Language Therapist
Amelia Truesdale
Amelia Truesdale
Science Teacher
Ms. Vargas
Ms. Vargas
Special Education Teacher
Mr. Tepper
Mr. Tepper
Special Education Teacher
Mr. Thomas
Mr. Thomas
Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Tonkin
Mr. Tonkin
Dean/ Teacher
Ms. Rodriguez
Ms. Rodriguez
School Social Worker
Francis Roman
Francis Roman
Special Education Teacher
Ms. Santos
Ms. Santos
ENL Teacher
Susan Shanahan
Susan Shanahan
Physical Education Teacher
Steven Slavik
Steven Slavik
Special Education Teacher
Ms. Petridis
Ms. Petridis
ELA Teacher
Mr. Pinzow
Mr. Pinzow
Special Education Teacher
Ms. Pitiger
Ms. Pitiger
Science Teacher
Mr. Power
Mr. Power
ELA Teacher
Ms. Ratel
Ms. Ratel
Science Teacher
Ms. Osinoff
Ms. Osinoff
Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Ottman
Mr. Ottman
Physical Education Teacher
Jacqueline Padilla Dimirco
Jacqueline Padilla Dimirco
ENL Teacher
Dimitrios Paradisis
Dimitrios Paradisis
Social Studies Teacher
Mrs. Perez-Valencia
Mrs. Perez-Valencia
School Social Worker
Joseph Motta
Joseph Motta
Math Teacher
Mrs. Murphy-Higgs
Mrs. Murphy-Higgs
Special Education Teacher
Mr. Music
Mr. Music
Social Studies Teacher
Ms. Napoli
Ms. Napoli
ELA Teacher
Ann Marie Ogara Burgess
Ann Marie Ogara Burgess
Special Education Teacher
Rosabel Martin
Rosabel Martin
Math Teacher
Mrs. McCarthy
Mrs. McCarthy
Art Teacher
Ms. McIntyre
Ms. McIntyre
Social Worker
Hansel Merejildo
Hansel Merejildo
Special Education Teacher
Craig Moss
Craig Moss
Computer Science Teacher
Ms. Leon
Ms. Leon
ELA Teacher
Jessica Liddelow
Jessica Liddelow
Literacy Coach
Maria Liranzo
Maria Liranzo
Speech & Language
Ms. Luke
Ms. Luke
Special Education Teacher
Luongo
Luongo
ELA Teacher
Daniel Kelly
Daniel Kelly
Math Teacher
Malik Ketcham
Malik Ketcham
Math Teacher
Ms. King
Ms. King
Dean
Marissa Kirschnick
Marissa Kirschnick
Math Teacher
Ms. LaMoy
Ms. LaMoy
Speech and Language Therapist
Ralph Hudson Jr
Ralph Hudson Jr
Science Teacher
Ms. Infante
Ms. Infante
ENL Teacher
Ms. Jackson
Ms. Jackson
Science Teacher
Ms. Jiang
Ms. Jiang
Mandarin Teacher
Ms. Kapel
Ms. Kapel
Social Studies Teacher
Redouane Hadi
Redouane Hadi
Special Education Teacher
Caleb Haraguchi Combs
Caleb Haraguchi Combs
ELA Teacher
Jordan Haynes
Jordan Haynes
Theatre Teacher
Amadys Hernandez
Amadys Hernandez
Special Education Teacher
Ms. Holness
Ms. Holness
ELA Teacher
Ms. Foster
Ms. Foster
Math Teacher
Ms. Gambardelli
Ms. Gambardelli
Social Studies Teacher
Allan Garcia
Allan Garcia
Math Teacher
Ms. Golez
Ms. Golez
ENL Teacher
Mr. Griffin
Mr. Griffin
Science Teacher
Ms. Diaz
Ms. Diaz
Bilingual Guidance Counselor
James Donohue
James Donohue
ELA Teacher
Amanda Dummett
Amanda Dummett
Special Education Teacher
Leah Dyer
Leah Dyer
Assistant Principal - Pace Academy
Heather Eberhart
Heather Eberhart
ENL Teacher
Ms. Criscione
Ms. Criscione
Social Studies Teacher
Ms. Cuddy
Ms. Cuddy
Science Teacher
Ms. Davlin
Ms. Davlin
Social Studies Teacher
Nathalie De La Mota
Nathalie De La Mota
Assistant Principal - Academy of Excellence
Richard Di Pasqua
Richard Di Pasqua
Math Teacher
Ms. Busuttall
Ms. Busuttall
Dean
Cielo Camargo
Cielo Camargo
ENL Teacher
Mr. Campbell
Mr. Campbell
School Psychologist
Ms. Cangemi-Parise
Ms. Cangemi-Parise
ELA Teacher
Mr. Cottrell
Mr. Cottrell
Science Teacher
Ms. Brown-Johnson
Ms. Brown-Johnson
Science Teacher
Ms. Bruno
Ms. Bruno
Art Teacher
Celeste Beards
Celeste Beards
ELA Teacher
Gary Beidleman
Gary Beidleman
Principal
Ms. Brennan
Ms. Brennan
Special Education Teacher
Ms. Baez
Ms. Baez
Bilingual School Psychologist
Ms. Bailey
Ms. Bailey
Math Coach
Mr. Baker
Mr. Baker
Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Baldwin
Mr. Baldwin
ELA Teacher
Mr. Barber
Mr. Barber
Special Education Teacher
Lisa Baccari
Lisa Baccari
Special Education Coordinator
Ms. Alamari
Ms. Alamari
ELA Teacher
Alburn Ackie
Alburn Ackie
Science Teacher
Ms. Abdullah
Ms. Abdullah
Special Education Teacher
Abdulrahma Abdulla
Abdulrahma Abdulla
Math Teacher