Meet Rye City Schools' New Teachers: Glicksman, Hansen, Irizarry

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Left to right, Laura Glicksman, Melissa Hansen and Isabel  Irizarry.
Left to right, Laura Glicksman, Melissa Hansen and Isabel Irizarry. Photo Credit: Rye City School District

RYE, N.Y. – The Rye City School District will welcome 13 new teachers in 2014, who The Daily Voice will feature leading up to the opening of school Thursday, Sept. 4.

Laura Glicksman, RHS Spanish teacher

Glicksman returns to Rye High School where she previously taught a variety of Spanish language courses. Glicksman has additionally worked as a Spanish teacher at Harlem Village Academies High School and NYC LAB School for Collaborative Studies. Earlier in her career, she served as an English/Spanish Instructor at the Berlitz Language Center in New York and New Jersey, and was a language and cultural assistant in Spain. Glicksman holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College and a master’s degree from New York University.

Melissa Hansen, RHS math teacher

Hansen comes to Rye with many years of experience teaching mathematics at the middle school, high school and college levels. She served as a mathematics teacher at Mildred E. Strang Middle School in Yorktown for 17 years, during which she taught five math sections. She was also a teacher advisor for Odyssey of the Minds, Math Counts and Academic Triathalon groups. She has also held roles in the Carmel Central School District, Westchester Community College and Jersey City State College. Hansen earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and master’s degree from Pace University.

Isabel Irizarry, RMS Spanish teacher

Irizarry previously taught Spanish at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua as well as John Jay Middle School in Cross River. From 2011‐12, she served as English language and cultural assistant in a Dual Language High School in Spain, supporting students in developing their English and Spanish language skills. While in Spain, she also taught a conversation class for primary school students. Irizarry holds a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and a master’s degree from Columbia University Teachers College. She additionally has a basic knowledge of the French, Brazilian Portuguese and Euskara languages.

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