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Laura Alvarez

Laura Alvarez

June 2, 2017


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Dr. Laura Alvarez originally wanted to become a Psychologist. However, she was, in her own quirky words, “a goober” in Math (whatever that means). She was asked by the Statistics Department at Brooklyn College to come over to "The Math Side." She stayed, and taught Computer Math at FDR in 1986, h...

Mr. Ramirez- Staffer of the Month

Mr. Ramirez- Staffer of the Month

Boris Kaplan, Reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under Staffer, Student Life

Congratulations to Mr. Ramirez for being FDR’s Staffer of the Month! Mr. Ramirez is a Forensics and Living Environment teacher, who teaches mostly ELL students. If you ever happen to end up in his class, or just see him in action, you can tell he is a very dedicated teacher, who cares for his stud...

Mr. Hans- Staffer of the Month

Mr. Hans- Staffer of the Month

David Mardakhayev, Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under Staffer, Student Life

Congratulations to Mr. Hans for being chosen as October’s Staffer of the Month! Mr. Hans is a young math teacher at FDR, who has been doing as much as he can for the FDR community. Most students only met Mr. Hans for the first time in September, 2014, but his FDR story dates back to before most seniors...

Mr. Timmins- Staffer of the Month

Mr. Timmins- Staffer of the Month

Xiao Han Jiang, Reporter

June 6, 2016


Filed under Staffer, Student Life

Congratulations to Mr. Timmins for being named the Staffer of the Month!  Mr. Timmins is a Senior College Advisor at FDR High School. He has been working as the College Advisor since 1982. Before that, he was a junior high school Social Studies teacher, guidance counselor, and a teacher of the emotionally...

A.P. Talk- Mr. Colon

A.P. Talk- Mr. Colon

Carla Munoz, Reporter

April 21, 2016


Filed under Staffer, Student Life

Mr. Colon started the year as FDR's Assistant Principal of Compliance. However, midway through the year, he took over as the Assistant Principal of the ISS Department.  His new position has him constantly on the move.  The New Dealer was lucky to get some time to interview Mr. Colon. How long have yo...

Mr. Meyers- Staffer of the Month

Mr. Meyers- Staffer of the Month

Carla Munoz

February 9, 2016


Filed under Staffer, Stars of the Month, Student Life

Ladies and Gentlemen of FDR, a warm round of applause for Mr. Meyers! He is The New Dealer’s Staffer of the Month! This title may be long over-due, especially since Mr. Meyers was a student at FDR back in 1996! He was a member of the student Theatre Guild and starred in all of the productions (no su...

Staffer of the Month – Ms. Katz

Staffer of the Month – Ms. Katz

Carla Munoz, Reporter

October 4, 2015


Filed under Staffer, Stars of the Month

We have a new principal in Cougar Country! Ms. Melanie Katz is the new Interim Principal of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School.  Ms. Katz has been working for the New York City Department of Education for about fifteen years. She has worked as a Math teacher, programmer, and assistant principal. She...

A.P. Talk With Mr. Manning

A.P. Talk With Mr. Manning

Veronika Solonynko, Editor

April 16, 2015


Filed under Staffer, Student Life

This issue of The New Dealer welcomes Mr. Manning, as the new AP of Security. Before becoming a part of the FDR family, he was a Physical Education teacher, Dean, and Football Coach at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island. When asked about how he liked working at FDR, he stated, “The students...

Staffer of the Month- Ms. George Leads The Mock Trial Team

Staffer of the Month- Ms. George Leads The Mock Trial Team

Michealla Aprigliano, Editor

February 23, 2015


Filed under Staffer, Stars of the Month, Student Life

Ms. George is this month's Staffer of the Month. She enjoys teaching history, because history is not just about what happened in the past. History contains many life lessons, the consequences of not learning from your mistakes, or how to cope with failure and defeat. She especially enjoys teaching governm...

Department Talk With Mr. Chall

Department Talk With Mr. Chall

Veronika Solonynko, Reporter

February 23, 2015


Filed under Staffer, Stars of the Month, Student Life

This month, F.D.R. High School welcomes Mr. Chall as the new AP of the Instructional Support Services Department. In his interview, Mr. Chall shared that so far, his experience working at F.D.R. has been nothing short of spectacular. He believes one challenge he will be facing as an AP will be multitasking,...

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