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Emily Jerez


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in Queens until I was 9, when my parents moved our family to upstate New York. My home was bilingual so I grew up speaking both English and Spanish.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

Not much since I love living in the city, but sometimes I miss the open space from upstate New York.

Where did you go to college?

SUNY New Paltz, and Teachers College

What was your favorite book in middle school?

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 

What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

This will be my first year at Hamilton Grange, but I'm excited to share some of my favorite books with students

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

I read a lot, and on the weekends I like to bake and play video games.

What is your favorite quote?

"We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are." --Mr. Rogers

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