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Queens South FSC Leadership

Marlene Wilks -  Executive Director

Marlene has been the Executive Director of QSFSC since its inception and was previously a Children’s First Network (CFN) Leader from 2007 to 2015.  In her tenure at the CFN, she served schools in Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx.  As the Network Leader, she focused on recruiting, appointing, and training the top teaching talents in the DOE.  She guided a plethora of educators to become highly effective teachers and school leaders.  In her 28 years of service to the New York City public school community, Wilks has served as a Local Instructional Superintendent in Districts 28 and 29 in Queens, Principal in the South Bronx, Assistant Principal in District 2 in Manhattan, and as a middle school math teacher in District 32 in Brooklyn.


Jennifer Carreon Ambert - Director of Teaching and Learning

As Director for Teaching and Learning at Queens South Field Support Center (FSC), Ambert oversees a team of instructional leads, academic policy, assessment, performance and Advance specialists, who support schools across Queens South.  Prior to this role, Ambert served as Director of New Principal Support (NPS) within the NYCDOE’s Office of Leadership, supporting a team of full-time NPS Coaches, Master Principals and Coaching Fellows, who coach approximately 150 new principals annually.  From 2008 to 2016, Ambert served as Principal of P.S./I.S. 178, The Holliswood School. Under Ambert's leadership, PS/IS 178Q became a five-time NYSED Reward School and four-time CSA Performance Award School.  Ambert possesses a B.A. in English, an M.S.Ed in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and an M.S.Ed in Educational Leadership.  She is also a graduate of the New York City Leadership Academy and the Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals at Teacher’s College. A proud product of NYC public schools, Ambert has served as a successful teacher, a former Assistant Principal, a CSA Executive Board Member, a mentor principal, a Cahn Fellows Program Advisor and both of her children have attended NYC public schools.


Angela Brown - Director of Finance & Human Resources

  

Angela Brown is the Director of Finance and Human Resources for the Queens South Field Support Center, managing a team of support managers and specialists who coordinate and support the financial and human resources work of the Center.  Her work includes     providing expertise and direction in the areas of budget, grants management, contracts, procurement, payroll and human resources.  Angela has worked for the NYC Department of Education for 21 years.  She has provided services to the parent  communities in Districts 9 and 10, and serviced Operations Departments in the ROC, ISC, CFN and FSC. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources.


Pierre Galvez - Director of English Language Learners

Pierre Galvez is currently the Director for English Language Learners at the Queens South Field Support Center (QFSS), where he ensures the consistent and effective application of proven ENL instructional practices, citywide initiatives and NYSED mandates in Districts 27, 28 and 29. Previously, in District 4, he served the community both at the school level, as a founding member of an ESL Middle School and at the Regional level. While at the Regional level he served as a Literacy/ESL Coach, designing professional development and mentoring teachers. He served as an ELL Network Support Specialist at the Integrated Curriculum and Instruction Learning Support Organization where he worked side by side with renowned leaders in the field of linguistics. In later years, he served as the Director of Student Services and as a mentor for teachers and administrators. Pierre’s commitment and expertise with English as a Second Language will surely elevate the academic achievement of more than 16, 000 English Language Learners in districts 27, 28 and 29.

Rachelle Lewis - Director of Student Services

Rachelle Lewis

Rachelle Lewis is currently the Director for Student Services (QFSS), where she directs Attendance, Crisis and De-Escalation, Climate and Culture, K-8 guidance, High School guidance and Health for the schools under the Queens South Field Support Center   purview.  She began her career in 1999 at a school in Brooklyn. While in the district she served as a teacher in Spanish, English as a Second Language, Business and Technology. During that period, with her expertise in technology she was asked to work with several principals to assist in learning how to collect and use data effectively for instruction and school improvement. She has also served as a dean and school administrator. As a school administrator, she supervised the attendance team, dean and guidance departments and has worked closely with CBOs and other outside organizations to provide a warm and nurturing environment for the school and campus. In                                    addition, she worked as a teacher and supervisor for the Adult and Continuing Education Program with in the New York City                                                    Department of Education overseeing ESL and GED programs in Brooklyn and Queens. Rachelle’s drive, passion, expertise and                                                commitment to educational outcomes will assist Queens South schools in improving the various systems and structures under her                                              functional areas.

 David Raubvogel -  Director of Operations

David Raubvogel has been an educator in the New York school system since 1993. He served 10 years as a Social Studies teacher at Van Arsdale HS and as an Assistant Principal for 5 years, first in the New Beginnings Program and then at Richard R. Green HS of Teaching from 2008-2012.  From 2012-2015, David served as a Network Leader and as Senior Director of Student Support at the Central field level where he coordinated  support to over 300 schools in a portfolio of functional areas including youth development, safety and  security, academic policy, family engagement and data   support. In addition over the last two years he has supported school improvement and helped foster effective school leadership through the conducting of Quality Reviews and Principal Performance Observations.


Michelle Singleton - Director of Special Education

Michelle Singleton-Stone is the Director of Special Education in the NYC Department of Education. She has been working in the New York City Department of Education since 1993 where she began her career as a Special Education Paraprofessional. In 1996, Michelle Singleton-Stone became a teacher in District 12 where she quickly made a positive impact in the academic and professional lives of students, teachers, parents and the community. Mrs. Singleton-Stone continued to support teachers and students’ growth as a Teacher Leader, Teacher Mentor, Staff Developer and Literacy Coach in the Bronx, NY until August 2003. 

In 2003, Michelle Singleton-Stone began her administrative career in the DOE as an Instructional Support Specialist for  Special Education in Region One, servicing Districts 9 and 10. As an Instructional Support Specialist, Michelle Singleton-Stone supported principals and                                    teachers with improving student outcomes for children with disabilities. In 2007, Mrs. Singleton-Stone accepted a Managerial position at                                  the Queens Integrated Service Center as the Administration and Operations Manager for Special Education to continue the important work                              of ensuring academic success for students with disabilities.

                            Michelle Singleton-Stone later became the Director of Student Services for Special Education in Children First Network 209. Michelle                                     Singleton-Stone is currently leading a team of experts in the field of Special Education as the Director of  Special Education in Queens                                     South which supports schools in districts 27, 28 and 29. Ms. Singleton-Stone champions her work around ensuring the academic and social-                             emotional success of students with disabilities.