Joanna was born in The Bronx, N.Y., but was raised in Peekskill, N.Y. She has earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from Iona University and she also holds her Master of Divinity from Drew University. Upon graduation, Joanna has been dedicated and committed 
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Sophia has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Binghamton University. After graduating from Binghamton, she started her teaching residency and attended Hunter College where she obtained her Master’s in Childhood Education. Two years later, she re-enrolled at Hunter in their Special Education Program. She 
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Emiri was born in Japan and grew up in Long Island, NY. She moved to NYC in 2017 and has been teaching in the Bronx for five years. Emiri earned her bachelor’s degree at SUNY Oneonta and her master’s from Relay Graduate School of Education.
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Natasha is a native New Yorker (and Bronxite) who has spent the last decade teaching and leading in charter schools in New York. Although she loves teaching all subjects, Natasha has a particular passion for elementary math and is especially invested in getting kids to 
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Originally from California, Kinnery moved to NYC in 2012 to begin her career in education, working as a teacher and school leader in NYC schools for over a decade with a commitment to providing equitable educational experiences for all students. As a teacher, she centered 
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Jasmine was born and raised in Harlem, but loves to explore different parts of the world. She has traveled/lived in over 10 countries. It all started when she studied abroad in Spain for a semester, which piqued her curiosity about traveling. After graduating from Lincoln 
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Anthony Cerasi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. After graduating from SNHU 2015, he served in City Year, New Hampshire where he taught in a third grade classroom. Through his year of teaching, Anthony realized he always wanted to work 
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Greg Francis is an author and artist from Queens, New York. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, where he developed a passion for reading, writing, and sketching. After studying and earning his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, he self-published his first book, and 
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Tiffany Smith was born in Harlem and shortly after became a Bronxite after her grandparents became her legal guardians as a newborn. Tiffany grew up in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx as a little girl and moved to the North Bronx where she 
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