Pre-Kindergarten Team

Saima Ali, Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Ms. Ali received her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from NYU- Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She is currently a M.A. candidate for the Literacy Specialist program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has an Early Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities Certification in Birth to Grade 2. Ms. Ali has student taught in four different placements over the course of two years and taught at a Head Start this past summer with 5-6 year olds.

Cristina Perez, Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Perez graduated from the City University of New York at Lehman College where she earned her bachelors degree in Economics with a minor in Early Childhood Education and earned her masters degree from Lehman College in Early Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension. She is certified birth through second grade from New York state. This is Ms. Perez' seventh year teaching in a Pre-Kindergarten setting and her second year teaching at Harlem Link!

Regina Snetkoff, Pre-K Lead Teacher

Mrs. Snetkoff graduated from Pskov State Pedagogical Institute, Russia with a Bachelor Degree in Pedagogy and Elementary School Teaching. She earned her M.S. Ed in Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College. This is her second year at Harlem Link and she is very excited about this opportunity. She has enjoyed 10 years of Pre-K teaching out of her 20+ years of teaching from Pre-K through 4th grade. She is certified to teach early childhood and elementary children and children with disabilities from B-6. Her highest priority as a Pre-K teacher is to instill a love of learning in her students, so they will be life-long learners and achieve their highest potential.

Farasha Williams, Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Ms. Williams earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the College of New Rochelle and her M.A. in School Building Leadership from Mercy College. She has training in many educational areas and received certificates of completion in all. She has over sixteen years of teaching experiences. She has taught Pre-K - 5th and special subjects for 6-8 grades. She believes this special call to work with children is more than a job but a gift to serve and help children become scholars who will be successful in life.

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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)