Early Childhood Teachers


Ms. Cristina

Ms. CristinaMy name is Cristina Lubo and I would like to tell you a little about myself and our full day preschool program. I attended Marist College, located in Poughkeepsie NY, where I received my B.A In Psychology and General/Special Education. I have been working in our preschool program here at 82nd Street Academics as of 2012. I have a huge passion for working with children and I believe one must have that in order to run a successful program.

Our program runs in a child discovery mode, where our classroom is center-based; filled with many toys, books and manipulatives that contribute to the child’s learning. We follow a curriculum of preschool themes that we mold to make as interesting and interactive for the 3 year old minds. By the end of the school year we want students to have gained independence and have developed a foundation of good social, communicative, and cognitive skills that will help them in the years of schooling that follows.

Ms. Kathleen

20141018_165315-1My name is Kathleen and this is my second year teaching UPK at 82nd Street Academics. I received my BA in Childhood Education/Social Studies and my MS in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. I have taught students ranging from prekindergarten to fifth grade in both gifted and general education settings as well as camp settings.

Your child is about to embark on a new adventure and I’m here to help them through it! This enriching and exciting school year will be filled with inquiry-based learning that will not only strengthen your child’s academic foundation, but also lay the foundation for which they can develop into morally conscious and compassionate individuals. I look forward to this exciting new year with you and your child!

Ms. Amalia

Ms. AmaliaMy name is Amalia Rodriguez.  I joined 82nd Street Academics in September 2015 as a Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher. It has been a productive academic year and I am excited to join you for the Fall Semester. My MSed is a dual certification in General Education and Special Education and I obtained teaching experience within both practicums. My internships and teaching experience have been within the NYCDOE, Kaplan, Inc. and York Colleges’ South Jamaica Center for Parents and Children. The Summer and Fall are my favorite times of the year.  I enjoy the Harvest, and love the Beach and meeting people from all parts of the world.  I have traveled to Spain, Morocco, Mexico and Hawaii.

Ms. Rose

Ms. RoseMy name is Ms. Rose Lunney and I am very excited to introduce myself to you all.  I graduated from State University of New York College at Old Westbury in 2008 and hold a B.A. in Psychology.  In May 2009, I received my M.A. in Early Childhood General Education and Special Education from New York University Steinhardt.  I am married to my husband Daniel and we have 2 sons named James and Andrew.  I thoroughly enjoy teaching and making a difference in children’s lives.  I am looking forward to a successful school year!


Ms. Amy


I was born and raised in Ecuador, and I am the youngest of THREE! I came to the United States in 2003, and after a year of residency I decided to go back to college to pursue a degree in teaching. I hold a BA in Spanish Literature from City College, and a MS in Early childhood and special education. I love to watch and play soccer. I love to cook, and that’s something that we are going to be doing at least twice a month. I love to listen to all kinds of music, and I am currently learning how to play the ukulele; so get ready to hear me play! You will learn more about me as the days go by. Can’t wait to see you all! Please feel free to contact me at amy.ron@82ndst.com.