Student Support

RaysaRaysa Rojas, Administrative Assistant

Raysa was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the United States at a very young age. She graduated from John Jay College with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She also has an aspiration of pursuing a master’s degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling within the next year and becoming a counselor to help those children who are at risk of criminal behavior


Lidia De La Cruz, Operations Associate

Lidia is responsible for a bulk of the administrative work at ADS. She was born and raised in the Bronx and is thankful for the amazing opportunity to work within the community.  Lidia keeps the ADS main office running smoothly for scholars and parents.  She creates a welcoming environment for all ADS guests and is always ready to 
help any other ADS staff member.  Lidia also supports families applying to ADS through the application and enrollment processes.

Reginald Weldon, IT Support Associate

Reginald Weldon was raised in the Bronx & was brought up in the Bronx School system. He studied Journalism at Kingsborough Community College & attained his technical skills at Per Schola's which isn't far from ADS. Reginald started out as an intern & became a permanent member of the ADS Team. Reginald is excited to be a part of the ADS Team & is excited to be able to help provide the technical advancements that he wasn't able to get as a young Bronxite.

lilimar.jpgLilimar Puentes , Receptionist

Lilimar was born in Venezuela and raised in the Bronx by immigrant parents, she understands the challenge of learning a new language and adapting to a new culture. During Lilimar's childhood her parents had a hard time interacting with teachers due to the language-barrier, Lilimar has made it her responsibility to be that communication line here at ADS, she wants to make sure parents are being guided through the process. Lilimar loves children and working close with her community. She enjoys the potential and positive growth each child is capable of. Lilimar has participated in many Peer-Leadership Programs, such as "RAPP" (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program). Where she helped change lives for the better. She knows the importance of supporting children and helping their parents so that together they can reach success. Lilimar plans on achieving a career in the Human Services field. She is very positive and easy-going. She is very excited to be a part of the ADS team, and help each and every student and parent reach their goals!

JuanJuan Ramirez, School Aide 
Bio Coming soon !

Eddie Jimenez, Dean of Students

Eddie Graduated from Lehman college with a Bachelor of science in Economics. Over the past thirteen years Eddie has worked for the Children's Aid Society servicing kids of poverty all over the city. As our Dean of Students Eddie helps create a positive safe learning environment for our scholars. Eddie also works very closely with our parents connecting them with various different services in the neighborhood. 
He is also responsible for bringing awareness to our school in the community. 

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