Mrs. Rosenstadt Interview

Q: How long have you been working at Greenacres?

A: I have been working at GA for three years. My first year I was an aide, my second year I was the substitute art teacher, and this year…my third year, I became the real art teacher

Q:What inspired you to work at Greenacres?

A: Before I had my kids I taught in the city. Then I moved to Quaker Ridge and then a spot opened up at Greenacres. I only have a ten minute commute…

Q:Have you ever been an art teacher anywhere else?

A: Yes, at The Dalton School in NYC.

Q:Is it a lot of work to be an art teacher?

A:Yes it is a lot of work. You have to display work on bulletin boards and write down descriptions of the kids art, create new and exciting projects that relate to the curriculum and famous artists..
Q:Did you ever have another job besides being an art teacher?
A:Before I was an art teacher I was an interior designer in World Trade Center

Q:Do you like working at Greenacres?

A: Yes, I love my job so much because I love working with elementary students and I enjoy watching them get excited about making art.  It’s fun teaching them something new that they may not have  thought they could do.

Q:How did you start doing art?
A: I started to doing art in elementary school and I kept on doing through college. I have always loved it.

Q:What do you like about kids?

A: I like to see their individual uniqueness.  

Q: What do you like to do besides being an art teacher?
A: I love to travel with my family, go hiking, play with my dog Roscoe, cook, and go to restaurants.

Q: When you were an interior designer at the World Trade Center how long did you work there?
A: It took me three years to decide because I love being with kids

Q:What is challenging about being an art teacher?

A: Sometimes at the end of the day kids can be distracted because they are excited to go home. And because there’s a lot of cleaning up to do.

Ms. Krisanda Interview

Q: How long have you been working at Greenacres?

A: I’ve been teaching at Greenacres for 31 years.

Q: What inspired you to work at Greenacres?

A: I was working in the city. It was nothing special. One of my friends told me to teach because I was so interested in teaching kids. It was a great idea. I am so grateful for her suggestion.

Q: Have you ever tutored?

Yes I tutored for a little. Then I had a child and I needed to be with her so I stopped tutoring.

Q: Have you ever taught somewhere other than Greenacres?

A: Yes, I did some student teaching in the city. Then I worked at Hackley school. It is a private school in Tarrytown. I taught kindergarten.

Q: Have you ever taught another grade?

Yes I taught first grade.

Q How many years have you been teaching over all?

A I’ve been teacher for about 32 years.

Q Is teaching here a lot of work?

A Yes it is a lot of work to teach, but I enjoy it because the kids that I teach are learning.

Q What do you like to do in your free time?


A I love to go to New York City and go to art museums and read books! I also love to bike. I bike over bridges in the city.

Senora Márcase

I interviewed Senora Marcase. Read on to find out more about our school’s Spanish teacher!

By: Jack F.

What is your favorite place in Spain?

Galecia. It’s a region just above Portugal.

Why did you come to Greenacres?

I wanted to teach Spanish at an elementary level, but there were not a lot of school districts where it was taught at that level.

Are you married? Do you have kids? Tell us about them?

I’m married 10 years. I have a daughter named  Brooke. She is seven 7 and I have  Ryan. He is 5. Brooke is in 2nd grade and Ryan is in preschool. They love to help plan lessons. They also give things to me for lessons and ideas about clothing, shoes, etc.

Did you hit any hardships in your life?

Changing careers was hard. I worked in hotel management.

What is your favorite spanish book?

El Alquemista

What do you do outside of school?

I Like to travel.  I am going to Spain this summer. I am also busy with my kids.

Do you like our school?

I love the school.

What got you into teaching Spanish?

I thought I wanted teach, and this is the subject that was most interesting to me.

When did you get interested in Spanish?

I got interested in Spanish as a 3 year old child.

2016’s Reveiw

Hello! This is my review of 2016! I asked around to find out what kids thought of 2016.


Here are a few of the answers I got!

“Horribly fun!”

“Tiring year.”

“Not the best.”

“Awesome year!”

“Good opportunity!”

“Craziness galore!”


An Interview of Mrs. Cohen

Q: Why did you choose to work at Greenacres?

A:Well, I worked at Fox Meadow last year, and then I was asked to come to Greenacres to teach 3rd grade.

Q: What is it that you enjoy most about teaching?

A:The thing I enjoy most about teaching is learning as much from my students as they learn from me. I also enjoy how each day is new and different, and how each day I learn something new about my students. I also enjoy how my students can teach me jokes.

Q: Why did you choose to be a teacher?

A:I chose to be a teacher because I had many great teachers growing up and I wanted to be able to help mold someone’s life like they helped mine.

Q: What is your favorite time of a school day?

A:My favorite time of school day is right when the kids come in in the morning because they share with me what they did last evening and we get to learn about each other.

Q: What is your favorite subject to teach?

A:My favorite subject to teach is reading because I like to get lost in the book.

A: I’m really excited to be teaching at Greenacres and I’m excited to be working with such amazing colleagues. Also, everyone is so welcoming!

Q: Is teaching ever stressful or annoying?

A:I think any job can be stressful, but I’m really lucky to be able to work with great students and colleagues. Mindfulness helps me just be in the moment.

PS. 1 Visit

Q. What age children did you meet?


A. They were 5th grade and Pre-K students.


Q. What was the most exciting part?


A. The most exciting part was seeing all the presents piled up in the room.


Q. How long was the car ride?


A. The car ride was about an hour and five minutes.


Q. How long were you there?


A. We were there for about an hour and a half.


The visit to PS. 1 was very exciting.  It made me feel so happy to make someone else feel happy.  I think it was a great experience and I learned a lot about other kids and not to be greedy about getting things because other people don’t have as much as we do.


By Dani B., Ayesha B. and Anna M.

Courtney Sheinmel by Jack F.

courtneyQ: How did you get to this point in your life?

A: I wrote my whole life. When I went to school I majored in writing, but then I went to law school and became a lawyer. I didn’t like it, so I quit and became a writer

Q: What was your favorite book you wrote? Explain.

A:I like all my books, but usually the new ones are my favorite.

Q: How do you write your books?

A: I write in my house. Usually I write 1,000 words a day.

Q: What made you want to be a writer?

A: When I was younger I liked to read. That made me want to be a writer.

Q: What gave you the inspiration to write your first book?

A: This TV show called “My So Called Family” inspired me.

Q: Did you hit any hardships in your life?

A: Well everyone hits hardships, so I guess so.

Q: What’s your daily schedule?

A: I wake up whenever I want. Then I clean the house, turn on the computer, and start writing.

Q: Tell us about your new series?

A: It’s called The Kindness Club. It’s about three people who make a kindness club.

Q: What do you plan to do next?

A: I’m going to keep writing books for young adults