Teacher of the Month: Ed March

Where did you grow up? I was raised in Brooklyn, New York. What was your previous job? My last job was working as loss prevention for Prada in a mall. What kind of student were you in high school? I was kind of this odd under-achiever; I could’ve done better, but besides that, I did…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Beane

Where did you grow up? I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. What type of person were you in high school? I was, and this is actually true to this day, I still have friends who say, ‘you didn’t belong in any one group’ and so I had friends in lots of different groups. I…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Tramantozzi

Where did you grow up? Yonkers, NY. Have you always been interested in art? I think even when I was very young, I always really liked drawing and I always liked making things (like projects or anything that I could make); but I think I began to think seriously about it in high school when…

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Yanek

What is your cultural background? I am a New Yorker, through and through. Where did you grow up? Franklin Square, New York. If you could live in any other place in the world, where would it be and why? New York is my first choice, but if I couldn’t live in New York I think…

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Mac

  What were your favorite sports in high school? Why? I enjoyed golf and tennis because they were individuals sports where I was competing against myself or one opponent, but I also loved playing basketball too for the team experience. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Rhode Island, which is about 40 minutes south…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Meifen Xia

Ms. Xia is the new Chinese teacher at BSGE and she teaches eighth, tenth, and eleventh graders. Where are you from? Shanghai, China. I was born and raised in the city. What did you parents do? They are in China now. My father is a chemist and he was like a magician; he was able to…

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Matt Anderson

Where did you grow up? I grew up in the South Bronx. What type of student were you? How would you describe yourself as a kid? I was inquisitive, I liked school, I was interested in the origin of everything. I felt like I was pretty athletic and I would ride around New York. We…

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Laskowski

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Buffalo, NY which is about 20 min. from Niagara Falls. What were you like as a kid?  What did you like to do? I liked playing sports, I went outside and played every day. I also loved playing video games on the weekend. When did you…

Teacher of the Month: Darlene Bullock

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Brooklyn, down on 19th street in the lower portion of South Brooklyn. It was good, because I grew up around all my family, my mother’s side of the family primarily. I grew up with six brothers and sisters, so it was a lot of fun. Where…

Teacher of the Month: Gretchen Schwarz

Where did you grow up? My family moved around a lot, so I grew up in a couple of different places.  I was born in Pennsylvania.  I grew up in mostly small towns; Indiana, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. But for high school my family moved to a bigger city, to Milwaukee. Was it a big transition…

Interview with BSGE’s Business Administrator Krystal Weiss

Where are you from? Queens, New York. What is your favorite thing to do in NYC? I love to do brunches with my friends, go to movies. I’ve recently gotten into mud runs, I’m going to a zombie run next week! How would you describe your job at BSGE? My job mainly consists of assisting…

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Stone

Where did you grow up? Right here in NY, Manhattan. What inspired you to become a teacher? I had a lot of good teachers who I admired as a student. I like talking about history, I like working with kids, I like working with other people. It’s a pretty good line of work to be…

Staff Member of the Month: Virge Ramos

What is your cultural background? I am of Puerto Rican descent and was born and raised in New York City. You can call me a New Yorican. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Queens, Jackson Heights. Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? Yes. How do you like it? I love it….

Staff Member of the Month: Tim David-Lang

What are your plans for the future? I don’t see any major changes in my life. When did you realize you wanted to work in a school? My first job with kids was when I was 15, in a summer camp. Then, during college I participated in a summer academic program and I realized that…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Julie Hunter

BaccRag: Where did you work before you came to BSGE? Ms. Hunter: At another school, in New York. What do you think of BSGE so far? It’s really great, it’s a really special place. The students are really good, the building is really clean, the staff is really good, my boss is good, the neighborhood…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Clarkson-Farrell

Okay, so for starters, what is your first name, Ms. Clarkson Farrell?  Alright, finally… Here it comes, dun dun dun! So many people have been asking me throughout the years, it’s Theresa. Theresa Clarkson Farrell, people call me Terry.  Finally! We find out. So, what would you describe your position at BSGE?  Oh my goodness,…

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Mehan

1.) What is your cultural background? I am actually fifth- or sixth-generation American. My mother is working out the specifics but I do know that I have mostly Irish ancestry with a bit of English/French thrown into the mix. 2.) Where did you grow up? I grew up in a very small town, Stillwater, in…

Staff member of the Month: Mildred Velez

How would you describe your role in BSGE? Well my title is school aide. I do a few things. I’m in the cafeteria for all the lunch periods. Then after the lunch periods are over, I do what the staff… If they need supplies, I get the teacher supplies, I do filing, I make copies,…

Staff Member of the Month: Ms. Vanessa Rabines

Where are you from? What is your background? I’m Peruvian American. I guess that’s what you would technically call it. My parents are Peruvian and I was born here. Do you have any siblings? how many? do you get along with them? Yes, I have two siblings. An older brother and an older sister. We…