Second Grade


Meet the 2nd-Grade Team


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Tara McHugh

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Mariel Casey

After a wonderful summer with her family, Ms. Mariel is excited to be returning for her 7th year at PS 261!  Ms. Mariel holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from LIU.

A native Brooklynite who now lives in Bay Ridge with her husband, two kids, and a dog, Ms. Mariel spends most of her time with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, being outdoors and reading!

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Nickeisha Moore

This is Nickeisha’s 5th year at 261. She enjoys the supportive atmosphere of this school. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Medgar Evers College and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from New York University. She believes it’s truly important to take everything one day at a time; living in the moment then leaving the room to reflect and make any necessary adjustments.

When Nickeisha is not teaching she enjoys resting, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to experience new adventures. [email protected]

Alexandra Catanzaro Bisogno

Alexandra is one of 261’s Special Education teachers. She has been teaching at the school since 1999. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and has a Master’s in School Counseling.  Alexandra values her students’ unique talents and the strengths each child brings to the classroom community. She appreciates parent involvement and welcomes them in the classroom. Alexandra lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.

Alexandra is one of 261’s Special Education teachers. She has been teaching at the school since 1999. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and has a Master’s in School Counseling.  Alexandra values her students’ unique talents and the strengths each child brings to the classroom community. She appreciates parent involvement and welcomes them in the classroom. Alexandra lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children. [email protected]


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Lindsay Frey, Clarisse Gallaher

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Miriam Figueroa

Ms. Miriam started at PS261 in 1998. She received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College and her Master’s in Literacy from the College of Staten Island. She taught 1st grade for seven years and has worked as a 2nd-grade reading intervention teacher. This is her third year as a 2nd-grade teacher. Ms. Miriam lives in Marine Park, Brooklyn. She has twin sons who attend PS261 and are now in 5th grade. Her hobbies are entertaining her sons, reading with them and spending time with her family. [email protected]