Ms. Mieschberger is a New York native! Before moving to Brooklyn, Ms. Mieschberger grew up in Suffolk County, Long Island. During her time there she graduated from Hofstra University with a double major in both Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Since 6th grade, Ms. Mieschberger has been inspired to be a mathematics teacher and has continued to follow that dream by teaching, coaching & furthering her own education. Ms. Mieschberger graduated with her Masters Degree from Touro College and is now a part time professor there! When she is not teaching you can catch Ms. Mieschberger eating oreos, playing with her doggy Lexi, and practicing her Minion impressions!
Ms. Cingari was born and raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn... also born and raised a DOE public school kid. Ms. Cingari attended Midwood HS ('13) & John Jay College ('17), and she JUST graduated with her MS in Secondary Mathematics Education from Touro College! Science was always something that piqued her interest but never something that she could follow through with. MATH and all things numbers was were she was the most happy! Math was always the one but she never knew what to do with it. Ms. Cingari's passion to teach stemmed from practicing Taekwondo for 20 years. She started when she was 5 and hasn't stopped yet! Her instructor groomed her to be a leader... an instructor... and educator. So it only made sense to her to combine these gifts together, to become a math educator, this will be her 3rd year at MESA, teaching Algebra 2.
Ms. Davis is originally from Westhampton Beach, New York, and graduated from Brown University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. She teaches to break down stereotypes and stigma in math. Ms. Davis also coaches the Dance Team and advises Spectrum and Bring Change to Mind. Outside of MESA, you can find her walking her dog in Brooklyn and listening to RnB.
Mr. Jewell was born and raised in Queens, New York. He received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Columbia University. Thereafter, Mr. Jewell acquired a TESOL teaching certificate and embarked on an adventure teaching English language in South Korea for over a decade. He has recently returned to New York and his passion for teaching, along with a desire to reconnect with his first love, math, has led him to a career teaching math at MESA. Mr. Jewell is an avid New York Knicks and boxing fan. He enjoys traveling to new countries and bicycling. He is also the father to two adorable cats.
Mrs. Jones is born and raised in Queens, New York. She graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and then attended Hunter College. She graduated from Hunter College with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. Prior to teaching at MESA, Mrs. Jones has also taught art and writing. She lives in Queens, and has three cats: Bruce, Caly, and Shiba. Mrs. Jones is passionate about public policy and has worked in the Mayor's office, as well as the city council Speaker's office. She enjoys collecting various items, traveling, reading, and singing.
Ms. Kwong was born and raised in Rockville, MD. She was the first in her family to attend and graduate college, at Princeton University in NJ, where she earned a Psychology degree with honors. During college, some of her favorite activities were baking cookies at the student cafe and planning cultural events for the Chinese Students Association. After college, Ms. Kwong earned her teaching license in math and she is very excited for her fifth year of teaching at MESA! In her spare time, Ms. Kwong likes to play board games, try new restaurants, and bargain shop.
Mr. Lazaro was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. He’s taught in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even in China for a few years. During his spare time, he can found playing baseball, watching Dragon Ball videos on YouTube, or cooking/baking.
Mr. Poland grew up in northern Maine, in a very small town called Dover-Foxcroft. During high school, they spent a lot of time doing theatre, music and cross-country. After that, they went to college at the University of Maine in Orono, where they studied Mechanical Engineering Technology. While at the University of Maine, they helped professors with research and joined an improv group. But most importantly, they discovered that they want to teach, and thanks to MESA: they can! This is Mr. Poland's first year of teaching, and they're really excited for it.