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Building:  Bennett and the MS/HS

Previous Teaching:  I previously worked for the Hyde Park School District where I serviced students with disabilities in a k-5 building.  Prior to that I worked in a special ed preschool where I provided speech and language therapy to classified children in the 3-5 year age range.  Other work experiences included a private practice where I saw students ranging from preschool through high school level, and a school district in lower Westchester County where I primarily worked in an elementary building.

Family / Interests:  I reside in Poughkeepsie with my husband


Which building(s) you’re in:
Primarily Phoenicia and Bennett Elementary, but also the MS/HS

Previous teaching:
Past school-based experiences include working at Ulster BOCES, The Brookside School, and a school district in southwestern Virginia. Through these jobs have had experience in a variety of special education classrooms, both self-contained and inclusive/mainstream.  I have also worked in other settings such as a pediatric clinic, a hospital, and in home-based early intervention therapy with birth-3 year olds.

Interests / Family:
My husband and I live in High Falls.  We enjoy rock climbing


Jessica Torok joins us as Middle/High School Math Teacher


What you teach:

  • 7-12 AIS Math at the Middle School
  • On-line Applied Algebra course

Previous teaching: 

  • Hudson City School District for 2 years
  • New Paltz CSD for 2 years
  • Student teaching at Onteora CSD in 2008


  • Master's degree in Adolescent Literacy 6-12
  • M.S. in Technology

Interests / Family:

  • I have a teacup Yorkie named Frankenstein. 
  • I enjoy traveling and I skydived in August 2007