Jaime Mezón earned a B.A. in Economics from SUNY New Paltz and an M.S. Ed. in Bilingual Special Education from the City College of New York. He is fluent in both Spanish and English and currently teaches at Avenues in an English section of kindergarten. His students spend half their day in a class conducted in English and the other half in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Jaime also works with students as a private tutor.
Jaime joined Avenues from P.S./I.S. 210, Twenty-First Century Academy for Community Leadership in Manhattan, where he worked as a student teacher in a bilingual, special education fifth grade classroom.
Prior to P.S./I.S. 210, Jaime was an Assistant Teacher in a fully inclusive special education kindergarten classroom at P.S. 029 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. He also facilitated the after-school enrichment program, where he practiced motor skills with lower elementary students through arts and crafts and provided homework support to middle school students.
Before this teaching experience, Jaime provided language instruction to emergent, bilingual Spanish-speaking students, and tutored K-6 students in various subjects through the Alianza Dominicana MOSAIC Beacon.
Jaime creates an environment where children are motivated and confident in their abilities to meet or exceed the teacher’s expectations. He is skilled in Fundations, TERC Investigations, GO Math, Singapore Math, Reading Recovery and ReadyGEN.
In his free time, Jaime enjoys reading, traveling, playing basketball, and spending time with family.