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Mrs. Garcia

Mrs. Garcia, Principal

Sis. Garcia holds a Masters in Education from SUNY New Paltz, NY and a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, Ma.  She is a certified educator in the state of NY and under the auspices of the Education Department of the North  American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Sis. Garcia worked with us in the past as a teacher and principal from July 2000 through July 2005 when she left to start her family.  Today, three children later, with a vast wealth of life experience and a strong desire to continue to foster Christian education, she returns to us, ready to take up this leadership position.  Please join us in welcoming Sis. Garcia to her new role, and wish her every success, as we work together to accomplish the mission of our school in this portion of God’s vineyard.

Thank you.

La hermana Garcia tiene una Maestria en Educación otorgada por La Universidad De New York en New Paltz, tiene un Bachillerato en Educación Elemental y un bachillerato en Matemáticas de Atlantic Union College, en South Lancaster, Massachusetts. Ella esta certificada for La Division Norteamericana de los Adventistas del Septimo Dia al igual que tiene certificación for El estado De New York.

Ella fue principal de la Escuelita desde 2000 hasta el 2005 cuando dejo su puesto para empezar su familia. Hoy, después de tener 3 hijos y amasar una gran riqueza de experiencia combinado con un fuerte deseo de ayudar y llevar adelante la educación cristiana, La hermana Garcia regresa a la Escuela elemental Adventista de Poughkeepsie, lista para asumir su lugar como nuestra nueva directora.

Júntense conmigo para darle un feliz y fuerte bienvenida. Le deseamos lo mejor mientras trabajamos todos juntos para llevar acabo la misión de nuestra escuelita que es nuestra porción de la vid de Jehova.

Mrs. Webb

Mrs. Webb, Teacher

Mrs. Webb holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lehman College (CUNY) Bronx, New York Specialty – English, and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education and Denominational Teacher Certification from Andrews University, Berrien Springs Michigan – North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD).

Mrs. Sorensen

Mrs. Sorensen, Teacher's Assistant

Mrs. Michelle Sorensen holds a Masters in Literacy from SUNY New Rochelle , NY and a BA of Science in English from SUNY New Paltz, NY.

Mrs. Sorensen worked as a 7th and 8th grade English/ELA teacher in the Bronx and 10th English/ELA teacher at Tuxedo High school. She also spent 3 years as a substitute teacher for all grades in the Monroe/Woodbury School District.  She is very excited to be joining our team this year and is looking forward to serving our children and community.

Mrs. Ortiz

Mrs. Ortiz, Art Teacher, Teacher's Assistant

Mrs. Ortiz holds an Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts from St. John’s University located in Queens, NY.  She has also obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the College of Mount Saint Vincent located in Riverdale, NY.  Mrs. Ortiz is also a member of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society for Business Administration majors.

Mrs. Ortiz is currently pursuing her Teacher Certification from the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD).

Mr. Garcia

Mr. Garcia, Gym Teacher

Amaury Garcia has had a lifelong love affair with sports and healthy living. He has been involved in the Gymnastics/tumbling team while in High School and college as well as playing Varsity Volleyball while attending College.

He is an avid cyclist. He holds a degree in Respiratory Therapy and has been serving as an RRT for Mid-hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester for 14 years. His love for children and talent in teaching Physical Education makes him a wonderful addition to our staff.







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