Our administration
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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 Labate








"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.