Valerie Sawicki joined TYWLS of Astoria in 2012 as a 6th grade Humanities teacher. Additionally, she is a 6th grade advisor and runs crochet arts clubs for all grades. Her previous experience includes teaching American literature to 9th and 12th grades, as well as creating an SAT prep course for juniors called Word Power.

​Yanina Garbarg joined TYWLS of Astoria for the 2012-2013 school year. Currently, she teaches 9th grade English, 10th grade Health, and Advisory. 


Christina Kingham has been teaching English since 2004. She spent her first seven years learning all about 7th graders at Fox Lane Middle School in Bedford, NY. After moving to Manhattan she is currently teaching 11th grade English, 6th grade Health and Fitness, and 12th grade Advisory. She couldn't be happier to be at TYWLS working with so many amazing teachers and students.​

Xenia joined TYWLS of Astoria in 2012. She teaches high school English and also teaches filmmaking. She's dedicated to giving students the tools they need to be successful.

​Jackie Shendler joins TYWLS of Astoria in 2010 as a social studies teacher. Currently, she teaches 7th grade Humanities. 

23-15 Newtown Ave

Astoria, NY 11102

Tel: 718-267-2839
Fax: 718-728-0218

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