Randi Bivona has been teaching in NYC since 2007. She joined TYWLS in 2016 and is excited to be teaching 10th grade Global History  this year.

Greg Zimdahl has been teaching and learning at TYWLS of Astoria since 2007.  He taught seventh grade social studies for several years before becoming the 11th grade U.S. History and Government teacher in 2011.  Greg also teachers a college-accredited U.S. history and literature seminar designed for 12th grade students.  For Greg, education is a life-long pursuit.  He sees his role as a coach, supporting and challenging students to learn the skills and strategies necessary to become life-long learners.  This year, Greg is the Yearbook advisor and will be coaching soccer in the spring.  Greg is an avid marathon runner, reader, and camping enthusiast.

Scott Melcher has been teaching Social Studies at TYWLS since the school opened in 2006. He currently teaches Government and Economics for 12th graders, and AP Psychology as a high school elective. 


23-15 Newtown Ave

Astoria, NY 11102

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

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