MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER / SCIENCE
After a career in the field of Engineering, having studied Electrical Engineering at CCNY and Optical Engineering at NYU, for the past several years I have been teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students to embrace Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines at the High School and Middle School levels.
I am excited to be working with the Middle School students at CHP. Integrating real-world STEM topics throughout the Science curriculum serves to challenge the students and give them an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the subject matter.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.