Helen has worked for the Department of Education for over 10 years. Prior to the DOE, she worked for Dow Jones & Co. - Wall Street Journal for 13 years in Manhattan as a Senior Statistician and News Assistant. Helen graduated from Pace University with a B.S. in Marketing.
Ema graduated from Baruch College in 2003 with a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)/ International Marketing. As she attended college, she worked at Lag CC as a tutor for students with learning disabilities. Ema recently graduated from Hunter College with a degree in Early Childhood education.
Tahsina is entering her second year at T.A.L.E.S. She has been a paraprofessional for over 10 years and is fluent in several languages.
Patricia Taormina has been a paraprofessional with the NYC Department of Education for eleven years. Her love for education began when she became a “Learning Leader” at her daughter’s Elementary School. She served as a PTA Co-President there where she implemented the “Student of the Month” Award. She continued on to become Co-President at her daughter’s Junior High School, while working as a special education paraprofessional with severely handicapped students in District 75. At the same time, Patricia worked to obtain her B.A. from Queens College, and then continued her education by receiving her Masters of Science in Education from Touro College.