Alberto Camacho is the Science Coordinator at PS 42 X in the Bronx. He became a teacher after 22 years as a graphic arts photographer. His skills in illustration and cartooning led to volunteer work at P.S. 42 X, followed by made for a smooth employment as a paraprofessional, and ultimately a career as a science teacher.
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.
Cherubim Cannon is currently a third-grade teacher at Public School 5, where she has previously taught fifth grade and Special Education.
Christina Alicea-Cosme has been a kindergarten teacher at Public School 5 for the past eight years. Previously she taught bilingual special education for the Committee of Preschool on Special Education. She works hard to ensure that all of her students become lifelong learners and leaders of tomorrow.
Christina Franke became a science teacher late in life, after working as a social anthropologist in West Africa, and a computer programmer on Wall Street.She has is now in her seventh year as a special education teacher, and has taught science to elementary school children diagnosed as severely “emotionally disturbed” and to children with autism.
Cindi Van Petten has been teaching for thirteen years. Currently she teaches at Public School 5 in Brooklyn, New York. Through raising her own two children, she became interested in making things from everyday materials, as a way to stimulate young people’s creativity.
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.
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.
Gwynn White is the Library Media Specialist at Public School 5 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY. She has been at the school for the past 19 years, where she has taught second, fourth and sixth grades. She loves working with students on special projects incorporating the sciences, literacy, math and the arts.
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.
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.
Shawndel Stewart-Dawkins is currently a fourth-grade teacher at Public School 5 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY. She has been a teacher for the past 13 years, taught third grade for four years, and then spent six years as a Science Cluster teacher.
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.