6th Grade Team

Erika
Erika Cipriani, Projects Based Learning Teacher

Erika was born in the dominican republic and moved to the United States with her mother in 2004 to join the rest of her family. She finished the last two years of high school in the US while struggling to learn the language. She attended college and obtained her Bachelor's degree in biology. She is currently working on her Masters in science Education. She loves science. She wants to share her knowledge and awaken students’ curiosity about the world. She also enjoys playing sports and played soccer for her college.







NataliyaNataliya Zakharchuk, Project Based Learning Teacher
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe where I was born and spent 17 years of my life. The best part about living there was growing up within close proximity of my extended family that played a key role in my childhood and upbringing. In 2006 I graduated from high school. It seemed that the whole world was in my hands, for the first time I realized that I alone was responsible for my future. At this point I was faced with one of the greatest decisions of my life, choosing a university. My life changed after my parents informed me that we are moving to the United States. America was the country of opportunities for me and I was excited to see the world and taste the “American dream” as the people said





gloryGlory Carrion, Mathematics Department Chair and 6th grade Teacher
Glory will be teaching 6th grade mathematics at ADS. She is originally from the Dominican Republic and has been teaching for eleven years in both the South Bronx and Harlem in dual language settings. Glory has obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University at Albany, a Masters of Education from Mercy College and a Masters in Mathematics from the City College of New York. Glory enjoys cooking, reading, and brain teasers. She is also very passionate about helping students and parents plan for and understand their choices in preparing for high school and beyond. As an Dominican immigrant and a native Spanish speaker, Glory is very excited join the ADS family. 





Jorge
Jorge Braadt, ELA Teacher
Jorge will be teaching 7th grade Humanities this year at ADS.  This past summer he received his Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  This will be Jorge's fourth year teaching in the charter system in the South Bronx.  He is excited to join the ADS family in it's second year and to be part of such a great new school.








Sabrina
Sabrina Caminero, Music Teacher Sabrina is excited to be the new music teacher at ADS. She is passionate about music education and excited to share her love of music with her students. Sabrina has previously taught in Anne Arudal County Public Schools and Baltimore City. Sabrina obtained her Bachelors of Music in Music Education and Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in 2015.






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