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    Sheldon Dempster

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    Raquel Diaz

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    Rosanna LaMonica

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    Poulheria Saviolakis

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    Alison Whiffin

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    Dr. Laura Melucci


Sheldon Dempster









Welcome all returning and new families to 2020-2021 school year at John J. Pershing I.S.220


Raquel Diaz








“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.  ”


-Barack Obama

Grade 6, ELA (7,8), ENL, Special Ed.

Rosanna LaMonica



After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Pace University, Ms. LaMonica worked as a Systems Engineer for JP Morgan for over 10 years.  In 2007, she transitioned into the field of Education after completing a Masters degree in Math Education at Brooklyn College. She taught 8th grade Mathematics for 8 years and then became a Data Specialist and a Math Coach before earning an administrative license and becoming an assistant principal.

Grade 7, Math, Data,

Computer Science

Poulheria Saviolakis







"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

-Martin Luther King, Jr

Grade 8, Science, Safety, Testing

Alison Whiffin






"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."

-Thomas A. Edison

ELA (6), Art, Physical Ed.

Dr. Laura Melucci








"Good is the enemy of great."


- Jim Collins

Social Studies, Remote Learning


John J. Pershing I.S.220

Principal: Sheldon Dempster

4812 9th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11220

Tel: 718-633-8200

Fax: 718-431-2422

Email: webmaster@pershing220.org


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