Angula Bumbury Camacho has been an educator for the past 32 years, with students both in and out of New York. She is currently a third-grade teacher at Public School 5, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Anja Hernandez has been Project Coordinator of City Technology for the past three years, and was previously the Project Assistant.  Anja has a Master’s Degree in Fashion Design from Berlin, and is the creator of the original MechAnimation samples used in the Force & Motion curriculum units.

Barbara Martucci currently teaches 2nd Grade at PS 92M in Central Harlem. She holds a Masters in Community Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University and a Masters in Education from City College.

Cherubim Cannon is currently a third-grade teacher at Public School 5, where she has previously taught fifth grade and Special Education.


Donna Johnson is a Science and Technology Teacher at PC.S. 21 K in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY.  She has been a teacher for 24 years, and has taught students in Kindergarten through sixth grade.

Emmy Matias-Leonard has been a NYC public elementary school teacher since 1993, and currently teaches Science at the Earth School on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She has conducted extended workshops for the New York City Department of Education at City College and Stuyvesant High School.

Gary Benenson is the Project Director of City Technology and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the City College of New York. He has also taught in two- and four-year Technology degree programs, and has served as an electronic design engineer at Brookhaven National Labs, Columbia University and the Picker Corporation.

Janice Porter
has taught at Pre-K through College levels, and currently teaches fifth grade at Public School 5, in Brooklyn, NY. She is a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where she served as the Principal of an elementary school.

Jim Neujahr recently retired as Professor of Science Education at the City College of New York, where he served on the faculty for 40 years. For the past 20 years, he has been co-Project Director of City Science and City Technology.

Joaquin Rodriguez has been an elementary teacher in the NYC public schools for the past 24 years, and is now the upper grade Science Teacher at PS 41M.  He has conducted extended workshops for the New York City Department of Education at City College and Stuyvesant High School, and has taught Science Methods at Hunter College.

Jody Hilton is currently a second-grade teacher at the Christopher Avenue Community School in Brownsville, Brooklyn. She has taught for 15 years in the NYC Public School system, at first, second and third grades. She is the mother of four children, and believes in teaching children to become independent thinkers.

Kathy Gutierrez has been the Science Teacher for the past three years at PS 536 in the Parkchester section of the Bronx. Formerly, she was a 4th  & 5th  grade teacher at PS 314.

Lesia Wilder is currently a Master Teacher, responsible for three classrooms at the New American Academy Charter School in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. She is National Board Certified, has taught in grades K, 2 and 3, and has 17 years of experience of teaching in the NYC Public Schools.

Travis Sloane has been an educator for the past 16 years. He is currently an Elementary Science Specialist at the East Side Elementary School, PS 267,  in Manhattan, NY. Travis was a member of New York City's Science Leadership Team, which was charged with revamping science instruction for NYC schools.