Kindergarten

Supply lists will be available from your classroom teacher in September.

Meet the Kindergarten Team

Class K 117

Francis Cook


Class K 119

Yasmine has been teaching at PS 261 since 2008 and she loves teaching here! It is the elementary school she attended as a child and she gets to work alongside great co-workers.  Yasmine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) with a concentration in Children’s Studies and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) from Brooklyn College. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her boys, Dean, Zack, and Noah. [email protected]


Class K 124

David Faitelson, Marissa DeChiara

This is David’s 10th year teaching Kindergarten at PS 261. He received his Bachelor Degree in Political Science from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo and holds Masters Degrees from both Queens College (Social Studies in Secondary Education) and Touro College (Childhood and Special Education). David loves to play gourmet chef in the kitchen for his wife and an amazing 12-year-old daughter. [email protected]


Class K 212

Melissa Farran

This is Melissa Farran’s fourteenth year of teaching at PS 261 and her fifth year teaching kindergarten. She is a native Brooklynite who loves puppets, art, and theater.


Class K 213

Maria Lopez



Class K 224

Patrick Fryman