Educational Team

August Martin High School is a community of educators who care about the wellbeing of every scholar. We know that an investment in our students is an investment in our future.

Administration and Office Staff

Rory Parnell
Principal
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Laurice Blake
Assistant Principal
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Courtnei Davis
Assistant Principal
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Helena Arnold
Secretary
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Stephanie Smiley
Secretary
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Teaching Staff

Deans

Andre Key
Dean
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Garet Lynch
Dean
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English Department

Concepcion Alvarez
ELA
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Erika Maldonado
ELA
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  • Hunter College, B.A. – English
  • Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus, M.S. - Urban Education
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Racquel Stephenson
ELA
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Allison Tiberio
ELA, PCT
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  • English Teacher, PCT
  • Fordham University Graduate School of Education, M.S. - Secondary education
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. - English
  • 15 years teaching experience
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Math Department

Pradel Dornevil
Math
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Allison Polizzo
Math
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  • Math Teacher
  • Hofstra University - Advanced certificate, secondary education
  • Hofstra University - MBA
  • Binghamton University, B. S. - Finance and marketing

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Kristin Sherlock
Math
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Science Department

Rachael Adeniji
Science
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Jennifer Miller
Science
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Vayola Prophete
Science
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Social Sciences 

Allison Pirone
Social Studies
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  • SUNY College at Old Westbury, B.A. - American studies
  • CUNY Queens College - Secondary education and youth services and teaching certification in social studies
  • First year teaching
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Kerri Skibinski
Social Studies
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Lorraine Baker Simon
Culinary
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Marie Hayes
Culinary
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Fine Arts Department

Gladys Byrd
Music
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Dr. Androneth Sieunarine
Visual Arts
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  • Teacher of Visual Arts 
  • Professional Experience: 
  • Art advocate, creator, and teacher. The rising generation learns of its historical and cultural significance by exposure to a diverse array of artists and artifacts.
  • Curator, researcher, artist, writer
  • Education:
  • Columbia University, Ed.D.
  • UMASS, Dartmouth, & Brooklyn College - M.A, B.A
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Physical Education

David Ploegman
Physical Education
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  • Brooklyn College, B.S. – physical education (2009)
  • Brooklyn College, M.S. – health education (2011)
  • Five years of teaching experience
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Jason Separ
Physical Education
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Special Education

Betty Blau
Spec. Ed
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Nicole Joseph
Spec. Ed
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Michelle Morales
Spec. Ed, Model Teacher
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Lashawna Raymond
Spec. Ed
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Yaritza Rodriguez
Spec. Ed
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Guidance and Counseling

Candace Cogburn
SAPIS Counselor
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  • Hampton University; B.A. in arts, public relations, and marketing 
  • Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service; Master of social work 
  • New York State Certification, school social worker 
  • Substance abuse prevention and intervention specialist, SAPIS Counselor
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Danielle Rooplal
Guidance Counselor, Grades 9 and 11
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Maria Velez
Guidance Counselor, Grades 10 and 11
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Support Team

Nadege Afgan
Parent Coordinator
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Earl Black

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Manuel Guerra
ESL
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Sharon Jenkins
Community Coordinator
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Chery Murette
Paraprofessional
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Perveen Najma
Paraprofessional
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David Revilla
Supervisor of Student Operations
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