Meet the Kindergarten Team
K 117 Francis Cook firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Mr. Cook’s first year at P.S. 261 and 10th year teaching. Mr. Cook has been teaching early childhood education for the past 10 years. Mr. Cook has taught Pre-K in Washington Heights and in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Mr. Cook received his Bachelors Degree from Hunter College in Elementary Education and History and his Masters Degree from City College in Early Childhood Education. Mr. Cook speaks Spanish. Mr. Cook loves learning and teaching about Science and animals. Mr. Cook enjoys music, dancing, traveling, and having fun!
K 212 Melissa Farran email@example.com
This is Melissa Farran’s eleventh year of teaching at PS 261 and her second year teaching kindergarten. She is a native Brooklynite who loves going to museums, seeing plays and rooting for the Brooklyn Nets.
K 213 Maria Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Ms. Lopez’s second year at PS 261 and 16th year teaching. Ms. Lopez has taught PRE-K, K, 1, 2 and 5th grade. She was also a reading specialist for 2 years. Ms. Lopez has taught in Brooklyn, the upper east side of Manhattan and at Willard Model Elementary in Norfolk, Virginia. She received her Bachelors Degree from Hunter College in psychology and English literature and a Masters Degree from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry in elementary education. Maria is a Brooklyn native, fluent in Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, concerts and cheering on the Brooklyn Nets!
K 224 Patrick Fryman email@example.com
Patrick is excited to be starting his fourth year of teaching Kindergarten at PS261. He has taught third, first, kindergarten, pre-kindergarten and physical education. Patrick holds a B.A and M.S in Organizational Communication and a B.A. and M.S. in Elementary education and teaching reading. In his spare time Patrick enjoys Bikram yoga. traveling, reading and dining outdoors!