Jalysa was raised in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina during her adolescent years. She knew from a young age that working with children is the path that she was going to choose as a fulfilling career choice. She Graduated from North Carolina A&T with 
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Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in the diverse neighborhoods of Queens, my journey reflects a rich blend of cultural influences and experiences. This background has instilled in me a deep appreciation for diversity and a unique perspective that enriches my approach to education. With 
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Rebecca was born and raised in Far Rockaway, moved to the Bronx when she was sixteen. While in school to become a Dietitian, she started working with children in after-school programs. Working with these kids inspired her to find a new career path in teaching. 
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Jillien Outlaw is a fellow Bronxite dedicated to not only educating and inspiring young minds, but also helping break the stereotypes given to students living in the Bronx and other underserved communities.  Ms. Outlaw received her Bachelor’s Degree in English, with a minor in Mechanical 
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Malcolm Thompson was born and raised in New York and had always dreamed of becoming an educator. Three of his grandparents were lifelong teachers and made clear to him the importance of a compassionate and quality education. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from 
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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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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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