Staff

 
 

Building and Grounds

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Louis Pantojas

Maintenance Supervisor

lpantojas@amsu.org

AMSU Start Date: August 1989

Personal Interests: Fast cars, motorcycles, and dogs

Biography: 
In my spare time, I do a lot of volunteer work like rebuilding houses and mud runs to raise money for St. Jude’s Children Research. I also help out at church often with their clothes drive and serving food.

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Willy Valentine

Maintenance/Custodian

wvalentine@amsu.org

AMSU Start Date: February 1994

Personal Interests: Sports (especially baseball), family, old school music, and home improvements.

Biography: 
In my 20+ years of working at AMSU, I have experienced the family environment and closeness of staff and student. It is great when you have seen students that graduated, come back as teachers. It makes you feel proud that they come back to continue and enhance their experience for the future AMSU graduates.



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Oscar Abreu-Mota

Maintenance/Custodian

omota@amsu.org

AMSU Start Date: September 2014

Personal Interests: Basketball

Biography: 
I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where I went to school. I like working at AMSU because here it is good work and I have made a lot of friends here.



Health Room

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Barbara Finney

Registered Nurse

bfinney@amsu.org

(718) 364-5353 Ext: 216

AMSU Start Date: September 2015

Personal Interests: Reading, knitting/crocheting, event planner and decorator

Credentials: 
Associate of Applied Science, Bronx Community College (CUNY) – Nursing 
NAACOQ Certification
Childbirth Educator

Biography: 
I earned my A.A.S. degree in Nursing at Bronx Community College. I have worked as a registered nurse in various hospitals for 20 years. Then I worked for 25 years as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner where I also taught Lamaze classes. After a year of retirement, I got bored and started working as an independent contractor school nurse in the public-school sector. 3 years ago, I was assigned to AMSU as their first school nurse. Working in AMSU is one of the blessings God has given me in my nursing career.



Librarian/Media Specialist and Webmaster

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Jhenelle Robinson

Librarian/Media Specialist

jrobinson@amsu.org

(718) 364-5353 Ext. 225

AMSU Start Date: September 2017

Extra Curricula: Library Council

Personal Interests: Food, health, traveling, education

Credentials: 
Bachelor of Arts, Hunter College (CUNY) - English  
Master of Science, Clarion University - Library Science

Biography: 
Jhenelle is the current school librarian at the Academy of Mount St Ursula. She previously worked at the New York Public Library for 12 years in various roles, most recent as a Senior Young Adult Librarian in the South Bronx. She has special interest in educational equity, youth services and financial independence. 

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Regina Ward

Technology Teacher and Webmaster

rward@amsu.org

AMSU Start Date: September 2018

Intro to Computers and AP Computer Science Principles

Extra Curricula: Technology Club and Umoja Dare STEP Team

Personal Interests: Technology, bowling, fencing, art, and science

Credentials: 
Bachelor of Arts, The City College of New York (CUNY) – New Media Design 
Master of Science, New York Institute of Technology – Instructional Technology 
Microsoft Office Master Instructor

Biography: 
I’ve been connected to AMSU for well over 30 years; As an alum, as the sister of two alums, and as the mother of two recent alums. Now, God has placed me here by providing the opportunity to teach technology. It was a computer class here at AMSU that solidified my desire to pursue a technology career. And now, I have the opportunity to provide that spark or grow a young woman’s interest in computing. I strive to show our students all the opportunities that are available for women in technology and that any women can be successful in this field.