Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights

Gareth Robinson
Principal

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Gareth was raised by his mother in Washington, DC. He attended the Sidwell Friends School on scholarship before attending Tufts University where he earned a BA in English. He joined the first cohort of the New York City Teaching Fellows and served on the Fellows Advisory Board while teaching English, Special education, and ESL at the School for Legal Studies in Brooklyn. Gareth graduated from Brooklyn College with a MA in Teaching English and joined the faculty of Samuel J. Tilden High School where he taught balanced literacy, research writing, and teaching methods. While at Tilden, he conducted professional development for the English department and completed a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Finance at New York University. In 2008, Gareth joined the staff of the High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety where he taught courses in the humanities, advised the yearbook committee, provided professional development, and served as a dean. After completing studies in school leadership, he joined the NYC Leadership Academy’s 10th Cohort and served as the principal intern at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn. 

Crystal Davis
Co-Director

Student Support
Joy Baily-Cora
School Secretary

Kyla Stock
School Counselor, 11th-12th Grades

Latoya Mcleod
School Social Worker, 9th-11th Grades

Simone Robinson-Ross
Parent Coordinator

Michael Frazier
School Aide

Deborah Virgo
School Aide

Humanities Team
Ryan Armstrong
Studio Art, Arts Liason

Scott Armstrong
Music

Katherine Dalton
English, English as a New Language, ENL Coordinator

Matt Abgarian
ICT English

Yahaira Garcia
9th and 10th Grade English

Jacqueline Goods
9th and 10th Grade English

Michael Herman
Social Studies, Dean

Philip Lee
11th and 12th Grade English

Bill Maier
ICT Social Studies

Shannon Murphy
9th and 10th Grade History

Kelly Powell
11th and 12th Grade History

Lauren Ruddy
11th and 12th Grade History

Erin Snyder
11th and 12th Grade English

Ashley Zinnel
9th and 10th Grade History



Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Team
Harrison Gonzaga
Physics

Denise Duncan
Anatomy and Physiology, CTE Team Leader

Heather Nelson
ICT Mathematics, Students with Disabilities Team Leader

Danielle Dubno-Hammer
Neuro Science, Science Team Leader

Cassandre Dossous
9th and 10th Grade Biochemistry Grade Team Leader

Laura O'Shea Findley
Algebra I and Geometry

Simone Janniere
9th and 10th Grade Biochemistry

Elaina Luongo
Algebra I and Geometry

Alana Young
ICT Science


Algebra II, College Algebra, Statistics

Chrishelle Thorpe
Mathematics, Dean

Mary Ellen Tyrrell
Algebra II, College Algebra, Mathematics Team Leader


Career and Technical Education Team
Robert Latzen, EMT-P
EMT-B

Patricia Murray, RN
CNA

, RN
Health Core, Pre-Nursing

, RN
Health Core, Pre-Nursing

Physical Education
Elliott Miller
Physical Education

Omar Turnage
Physical Education