Adriana Vazquez (Spanish) holds a BA and master’s (of Arts and Culture) from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She has taught Spanish in New York for more than 10 years, both in private and public schools, through games, art, and structured (repetition) activities. Her own school, Mi Tarea, is now a partner with Lingua Lab in Long Island City for its afternoon Spanish program. In 2016, she joined Artistic Dreams International (ADI) in Harlem as its lead bilingual art educator at PS 16. She also helps develop ADI’s integration of art and technology in its curriculum.
Laurilyn Jones (Business Manager), BA Yale, oversees the administrative functions for Queens Paideia, including the development of several innovative educational products. As Managing Director of the Mechner Foundation, she supervises and administers the Foundation’s projects and activities, while also conducting long-running basic and applied research programs in the field of learning, analyzing and presenting data, and publishing articles in scientific journals in the field of behavior analysis and learning. She is completing her doctoral work at Oslo & Akershus University College