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Emerica Garrett 

Ms. Garret holds an Associates Degree in Physiology and Liberal Arts from Kingsborough College.  She earned a BA in Bilingual Elementary Education from Brooklyn College and a MA in Early Education from Fordham University.  She started teaching at PS20 in 1995.

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Karolina Cuske-Kolodziej 

I was a student teacher in Ms. Aptons Kindergarten class earning my BA in Early Childhood Special Education (2013-2014). I graduated with AS in Early childhood education from Borough of Manhattan Community College.I'm married to my best friend and we both were born and raised in Poland. The 2014/15 school year was my first full-time teaching experience in a public school. I'm currently pursuing a Masters Degree in special Education at Touro College. I enjoy traveling, hiking and great books

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Ms Meg Star

Following a decade of teaching at and directing two Harlem-based day care centers, I went back to school, receiving a Masters degree from Columbia University Teacher's College and post graduate work in early childhood education from City College, As director of the Touro College model daycare center for ten years, I also taught at the college level before taking time off to raise my family and focus on writing. Some years after the birth of my son, my first book - Alicia's Happy Day (Star Bright Books, 2007) - was published. 

I've tried to continue writing while raising my son and my daughter (along with my husband of over twenty years) in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn - where we live with a bearded dragon lizard, three guinea pigs, one cat and one dog! I love doing everything with my family except cleaning the cat litter! We play cards, watch Arthur, walk the dog and cook together. After several years developing the after-school program for Arts and Letters, I happily began work at PS 20 in 2014.