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.

Christine Decker

teaches an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) fifth grade class at PS 172 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She has been a teacher for 12 years, including 6 years as a Science Teacher.

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.

Jazlyn Mena

is the STEAM/Data Specialist at an elementary school on the Upper West Side. Prior to teaching STEAM to grades K-5, she was a Spanish Dual Language teacher in 4th and 5th grade. In her eight years as an educator, she has grown to learn that her true passion lies in providing access to quality STEM instruction and improving school climate for New York City students.

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.

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.

Onika Blue

is the STEM teacher at PS 54 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where she has been teaching for 14 years. She is Teacher Leader for Computer Science for All (CS4All)

Stephanie Codrington

is the science teacher at PS 9, in Propsect Hieghts, Brooklyn, and has taught for 19 years. Stephanie teaches robotics, and created Girls Rock Science Program at PS 9.