As an alumnus of the NYC Teaching Fellows Cohort 18, I began teaching in 2009. I did my undergraduate work at Rutgers University in English and Geology and attained my Masters of Science Education at CUNY Lehman College. Outside of the classroom I enjoy traveling with my wife, spending quality time with my cats, running competitively, fighting for animal rights and cooking delicious vegan food. I am the change I desire to see in the world.
Earth Science: Water and Climate; Rocks and Minerals; The Dynamic Earth; Geologic History; Landscapes
Chemistry: Kinetics and Equilibrium; Organic Chemistry; Electrochemistry and Redox; Nuclear Chemistry Environmental Science: Climate Change and associated controversy; Environmental Activism and making a difference.
Ms. Tibball - 9th Grade Common Core Algebra
Tina Tibball currently teaches 9th grade Algebra 1 Common Core at Rockaway Park High School. She also teaches Financing and Career Management, an elective course. Ms. Tibball has been at Rockaway Park High School for four years and is a member of several committees. She was born and raised in the Queens area of New York and is very familiar with the Rockaways. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Queen College, the City University of New York, and is currently finishing her master’s degree at Queens College for mathematics educations. Outside of her teaching profession, Tina Tibball is a dance teacher at a local dance studio located in Queens, NY. Ms. Tibball enjoys working with young adults and believes an education should empower a child in order for them to make a positive contribution to our society.
Ms. Kroeger - English Language Arts
Dr. Mayerson - 12th Grade English Language Arts and African American Literature
With an extensive teaching background in middle and high school English for almost two decades, Dr. Deborah Mayerson has helped her students conquer the most difficult academic challenges. She has attained the highest level degrees in education from NYU, CUNY Queens College, and St. John's University. Her most formal degree is in Administration and Supervision with a focus in Instructional Leadership. Her relationships with top teachers, administrators, and service professionals allow her to build an excellent team for every student to maximize his or her potential.
Ms. Severn - English Language Arts
Mr. De Celestino - Art and Yearbook
Mr. DeCelestino received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York Institute of Technology and then continued on to earn his Master of Fine Arts from Lehman College. He then taught Studio Art at New York Institute of Technology as an adjunct instructor. Mr. DeCelestino went on to earn the title of Assistant professor before joining the NYC DOE in 2001. While with the DOE he earned his Masters of Science, Supervisor District Level from Touro College. He currently teaches Studio Art and Jewelry Design at Rockaway Park High School under his NYC Fine Arts license. He also works for Kingsborogh Community College as an adjunct Instructor for their College Now Program.
Mr. Corcoran - Music
Ms. Ruiz - Foreign Language
¡Hola! I am Señora Ruiz. I am the World Language Teacher here at Rockaway Park High School. I am also a Special Education Teacher for our school. I teach Spanish Levels 1, 2, and 3 and I prepare students for the NYC LOTE exam (Languages Other Than English.) I am the Restorative Practices Coordinator and I am currently involved with incorporating wellness and mindfulness into the curriculum for the upcoming school year. I graduated from Molloy College and completed my graduate studies at Stony Brook University.
Spanish 1, 2, 3 Syllabi Ruiz Syllabi.pdf
Ms. Mangan - English Language Learners
Mr. Cappellano - Speech and language Therapy
Mr. J. Cappellano has been providing Speech-Language Therapy, as a Related Service, to students at the Beach Channel Educational Campus for over 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's University, in 1983 and received his Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, from Adelphi University, in 1985. Mr. Cappellano also serves as a therapy consultant for group homes that serve Intellectually Disabled adults, in Brooklyn, New York. Additionally, Mr. Cappellano serves as a summer leave replacement Speech-Language Pathologist in Nassau County.