ART: Ms. Kirsten McNally is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design who originally studied photography. Coming to New York City, she has become an accomplished artist who has worked in collage, drawing, painting and freelance photography. Working at P.S. 20 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Ms. McNally splits her time with work at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side.:
ART: Ms Lo Kartzman is an artist turned educator living in Brooklyn. She is currently completing her Master's of Science in Museum Education at Bank Street College. Her work focuses on arts-integration into common core curricula, as well as place-based and inquiry-based learning. Lo currently works with Pre-K and 2nd through 5th grades at PS 20.
DANCE: Mr. David Chung works with children to spark our innate enjoyment of our minds and bodies, and thus our communities. His unique philosophy of teaching is called Rehumanization – emphasizing quality over quantity; history over novelty; and people over products.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Mr. Chung holds a B.S. in developmental psychology from University of Pittsburgh, and a M.Ed. from CUNY City College. He has fifteen years of experience as teaching artist, with expertise in teaching physical education, gymnastics, and Mommy and Me classes.
He’s performed at Carnegie Hall, on CNN, and in stadiums and concert halls in Asia, Europe, and North America. When he’s not teaching or dancing, he DJs and coordinates for Barefoot Boogie, a family-friendly alternative to dance clubs; and writing on his blog, www.CoachDaveMoves.com. He lives in Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, with his wife Salley and two sons.
FRENCH: Ms Valerie McIntosh graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Bilingual education and earned her Masters degree in education from Brooklyn College and has started teaching at PS20 in 1999
MUSIC: Mr. Lonnie Hampton has been teaching since 2002. He started as a rotating music teacher in three elementary schools and eventually settled at PS 20. In addition to teaching at the school, he continues to teach applied saxophone at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and William Paterson Jazz University. He has been married for 20 years with two teenage kids and adores the game of basketball. His spare time is spent arranging music, practicing, and listening to live jazz in the City.
TECHNOLOGY: Ms. Beyinnah Bostick received her BA in Education from Medgers Evers College and a MA in Education from Tuoro College. She started teaching at PS20 in 2002.