Staff Directory

Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language is an academic school designed for English Language Learners. It seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success in post-secondary education and a global multi-cultural society.


  • Ms. Boletsis, Principal

  • Ms. Bergfeld, Assistant Principal

  • Ms. Tedeschi, Assistant Principal

Guidance Counselor

  • Ms. Rojas, Guidance Counselor

  • Ms. Vasquez, Guidance Counselor

  • Ms. Mexca, College Advisor

Social Worker

  • Alex Abell, Social Worker


  • Ms. Kilimitzoglou, ESL

  • Ms. Kaur-Uppal, ESL

  • Ms. McCoy, ESL

  • Ms. Macaluso, ESL/Testing/ELL Coordinator


  • Ms. Lin, Mathematics


Social Studies

Foreign Language

Instructional Support Services

Health & Physical Education

  • Mr. Romero, Physical Education

  • Mr. Wiener, Physical Education


  • Ms. Turken, Para/High School Records and Transcripts

  • Ms. Del Orbe, Para

  • Mr. Sanchez, Para

Support Staff

  • Ms. Mayes, Secretary

  • Ms. Cardi, Parent Coordinator

  • Ms. Martinez, School Aide