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Third Grade

Tahari Bellamy

 

As a first year teacher in charter schools and at CPCS, Ms. Bellamy is enjoying her work in a supportive and collaborative environment. Though she is not new to the work of serving children, the positive atmosphere promotes reflection and growth which help her to grow into a better teacher every day. After graduating from St. John's University with a Bachelors of Science in Childhood Education, Ms. Bellamy taught at an East New York public school for seven years.

 

Having taught all grades between second and fifth at least once, Ms. Bellamy is extremely knowledgeable in the content and skills third graders need to be successful. Nonetheless, she continues to strive for excellence in education by consistently learning how to improve her craft. When not at work, she loves to travel with her 9 year old daughter, read motivational books and is excited to welcome a new addition to her family in late July! As she finishes up her Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Equity, Ethics and Justice at Concordia University, Ms. Bellamy hopes to participate in a community of educators and learners that emphasizes character education and social awareness just as strongly academics.

Eileen Melendez

 

"I teach because I love it. I teach to impact lives and inspire. To show that, YES, it’s possible; YES you can do it."

Ashley Storey

 

Ashley Storey attended both Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Lafayette College, Ms. Storey joined Teach for America. She began her teaching career five years ago in Baltimore, Maryland where she taught all subject areas to middle schoolers. While in Baltimore, she earned her Master's degree in Education at Johns Hopkins University. When she is not teaching, she enjoys knitting and she would love to show you pictures of her dog, Porter! 

 

Ms. Storey's mission is to create a classroom environment where all children feel comfortable enough to take risks in order to learn. She wants students to be excited about their own education. She encourages students to advocate for both themselves and other students in the classroom. Ultimately, this will ready her students to become citizens who can take on the world and contribute to our society. Ms. Storey hopes to continue her work with students in the future here at CPCS so that she can watch them grow and succeed!

Christine Ortiz

 

Christine Ortiz is a special education teacher at Community Partnership charter school. Christine was given the opportunity to be a substitute teacher for five years at P.S 116 the Elizabeth L. Farrell School, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. While she worked there, she worked on her degrees. She currently holds a Bachelors degree in childhood education, grade first through sixth, along with a Masters degree in Early-childhood education (birth – second grade). Christine received these degrees at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus. During her time working on her degrees, she also received teacher certification in the areas of childhood, early-childhood and special education.