Kindergarten Team

Marina Golembo, Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Ms.Golembo received her B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Udmurtsky State University in Russia, and her M.S. in Early Childhood and Special Education from Touro College. She has an Early Childhood Teaching Certificate (Birth-2 Grade) as well as Teaching Students with Disabilities Certificate. She has over twenty years of teaching experience and it is her second year in Harlem Link. She loves books and spends every spare minute reading.

Kesina Gray-Graham, Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Ms. Gray-Graham received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, following she also received her Masters in Early Childhood Education from UMass. She was certified to teach in the state of Massachusetts and taught in Boston Public Elementary schools for five years. She graduated from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology with her Masters in Counseling with a certification in Latino Mental Health. Ms. Gray-Graham is excited to begin her fourth year teaching at Harlem Link.

Lesley Gross, Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Ms. Gross received her B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Elon University, as well as her M.A. in Special Education (1-6) from Queens College. She has previously spent two years as a Preschool teacher and has worked in an elementary school on Long Island. This will be her fourth year at Harlem Link! She loves to spend her free time working out and traveling to explore new areas and cultures!

Eboni Robinson, Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Ms. Robinson earned her B.A. in English: Creative Writing from Hunter College and her M.S. Ed in Early Childhood Education from City College. She has her certification to teach early childhood, birth through 2nd grade from New York state. This is her tenth year teaching, and her third year at Harlem Link. Prior to being a classroom teacher, Ms. Robinson was an after school teacher for grades K-5. Her daughter is two years old and she enjoys the duties of being an excellent mommy and teacher.

Grace St. John, Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. St. John received her B.A. in Political Science with a focus in International Relations from CUNY Hunter College. After serving children overseas she decided to return stateside and pursue an early childhood teaching certificate through Texas Teachers. Now in her fourth year in the education, Ms. St. John has taught in Texas, Illinois, and New York. While in Texas she received her teaching certificate for early childhood (birth-6th grade) as well as English as a second language (ESL or ELL). This will be Ms. St. John's first year as a member of the Harlem Link family and she could not be more excited to get to know her scholars. When she is not at Harlem Link, Ms. St. John enjoys spending time with her family (here in NYC and home in IL), playing with her pups, enjoying the great outdoors, or traveling and exploring new places.

Laura Twohig, Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Twohig received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Towson University in Maryland. She has her certification to teach Grades K-6 from Maryland. This is her fifth year teaching, and her second year at Harlem Link. She loves to cook and read in her spare time!

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Lower grade teacher:

“The culture between teachers in this school is a strong one. I appreciate and love every effort made by the staff to bring us together. I couldn't ask for a better family to work alongside with.”

(Anonymous staff survey, 2013)