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 first 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 third 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 third year at Harlem Link! She loves to spend her free time working out and traveling to explore new areas and cultures!

Mariela Lemus, Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Lemus received her B.A. in Psychology and Education with a minor in Sociology from Bucknell University (Go Bison!) and her M.A. in Special Education from Hunter College. This is Mariela’s eighth year working in education within New York City and is really excited for her third year at Harlem Link! She enjoys traveling, running and spending time with family.

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 ninth year teaching, and her second year at Harlem Link. Prior to being a classroom teacher, Ms. Robinson was an after school teacher for grades K-5. Her daughter is one year old and she is looking forward to the duties of being an excellent mommy and teacher.

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 fourth year teaching, and her first 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)