Emily Fields joined Tywls of Astoria in the year of 2012. She is the 9th grade Algebra teacher and also teaches a 6th grade Software Engineering Class. Emily is a very bubbly and energetic individual who is very passionate about teaching and life.
Sylvia Kwon joined TYWLS of Astoria in 2014. She is the 6th grade humanities and 6th grade game design teacher.
Caitlin Stanton joined the TYWLS of Astoria team in 2007. She teaches
Musical Theater, Costume Design, Masks and Puppetry, Advanced Scene
Study and likes long walks on the beach. She runs the TYWLS of Astoria Drama
Club with the help of some amazing staff and students.
Julia Hurn is really really excited to be teaching at TYWLS this year. She feels like she’s getting back to her original music education roots with smaller class sizes, and a very community oriented school. She has been teaching for 15 years, and is a musician opera singer by training. She is very enthusiastic about singing and all kinds of music.
Michelle Barrata teaches AP 2D Design, high school beginning and intermediate art, and middle school art.
James Franco joined TYWLS of Astoria in 2013 as a PE/Health Teacher. He currently teaches PE for grades 6-12. As the Athletic Director, he coaches PSAL volleyball for the HS and supervises all athletic programs for the school. Our school now has a CHAMPS program for Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball. For our HS level and PSAL program there is a Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and Outdoor Track & Field Team. There will be more opportunities for more sports as the year continues. James is active in a variety of sports and activities like volleyball, weight lifting, swimming, and snowboarding. He also enjoys great food, watching sports and traveling.