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staff profiles

Mr. Marcos Cohen
history teacher & conservationist
email: mcohen1@biotechhighschool.net

Certified Teacher of the Gifted - MDCPS
BS.Ed. in Secondary Social Science Education
- FSU

History Teacher - BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12
Volunteer - National Park Service
Educator -
International March of Living program

 

Ms. Ileana Fagundo
intensive reading & US government/economics teacher
email: ifagundo@biotechhighschool.net

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - NOVA University
MS.Ed. in Instructional Technology - University of Miami
BS.Ed. in Elementary Education - Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Santurce, Puerto Rico

Reading & History Teacher - BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12
History Dept Chair - MAST @ Homestead High School
Reading Coach - Jorge Mas Canosa Middle School
ESOL & Testing Chair - Jorge Mas Canosa Middle School
Assistant Principal - Boweman Ashe Elementary School
Assistant Principal - Edison Park Elementary School
Assistant Principal - Morningside Elementary School
Assistant Principal - Phyllis Miller Elementary School
Language Arts Specialist - MDCPS
Mathematics CSS - Comstock Elementary
Teacher - Auburndale Elementary

 

Ms. Noelle Gerstman
molecular biologist
email: gerstman@biotechhighschool.net

M.S. in Molecular Biology - University of Virginia
B.Ed. in Biology & Mathematics - Lancaster University, England

Genetics / Chemistry / Research Teacher - BioTECH
IB Biology Teacher - Coral Reef Senior High School
Chemistry Teacher - Coral Reef Senior High School
Science Dept Chair - Southwood Middle School
Science Teacher - Hammocks Middle School
Adjunct Biology Instructor - Miami-Dade College
Graduate TA - University of Virgina
NMR Technician - Akzo Chemie (UK), Liverpool

 

Mr. Orestes Mayo
mathematical physicist
email: orestesmayo@biotechhighschool.net

M.S. Educational Leadership – Florida International University
B.S. Mathematics – University of Florida

Mathematics – BioTECH
Physics –
BioTECH
IB and AP Physics –
Coral Gables
AP Calculus –
Coral Gables
Physics and AP Physics –
Robert Morgan Ed Center
Master Schedule -
Robert Morgan
District Science Support –
Miami Central
District IT Team Leader –
MDCPS
Assistant Principal Curriculum –
Glades and WR Thomas
Assistant Principal –
Southwest Miami
Physics and AP Physics –
South Miami
Mathematics –
Edison Middle
Axion Prototype collector –
University of Florida
Micro Kelvin Lab –
University of Florida
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Assoc. (NOAA) –
High school student researcher

 

Mr. Alexander Mazarredo
social science teacher
email: amazarredo@biotechhighschool.net

B.A. in Psychology - Florida International University

AP Psychology Teacher - BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12
US History Teacher - BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12


Ms. Maria C. Padin-Arshad
mathematician
email: carshad@biotechhighschool.net

EdS in Adult Education - Walden University
M.S. in Math Education -
Walden University
B.S. in Math Education -
Florida International University

Math Teacher - BioTECH
Adjunct Professor - Miami-Dade College
Math Teacher (IB Program) -
John A. Ferguson Senior High
Math Teacher (AP Classes) -
Archbishop Coleman Carroll


 

Ms. Reima Rabionet
ese consultative teacher
email: rrabionet@biotechhighschool.net

M.S. in Exceptional Student Education – NOVA
B.S. in Psychology and Management – University of Mobile

Consultative SPED Teacher - BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12
Reading, Math, & Science Teacher – Dante B. Fascell Elementary
Intensive Reading Teacher – 
Atlantis Academy
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, & Business Math Teacher – Homestead Senior High School

 

Ms. Ana Rojas-Benitez
language arts / advanced placement teacher
email: arojas1@biotechhighschool.net

M.A. in English LiteratureFlorida State University
B.A. in English - Florida State University

Language Arts Teacher - BioTECH
Language Arts/ Reading Teacher/ AP
-Booker T. Washington Sr.
Language Arts/ Reading Instructor-Braddock Senior High School
Language Arts/ AP
-Miami Arts Charter School
AMR Educational Consulting

 

Mr. Yael Ruiz
biologist
email: yaelruiz@biotechhighschool.net

M.S. in Environmental Policy – Florida International University
B.S. in Biology – Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

Research TeacherBioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12
Research WorkerFairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
Founder, PresidentFuture Leader And Mentor Experience, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
MentorPARES Program, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

Mr. Alexis Salcedo
environmental scientist
email: alexsalcedo@biotechhighschool.net

B. S. in Environmental Science - Florida International University

Zoology Teacher - BioTECH
AP Environmental Science Teacher - BioTECH
Experimental Science and Field Research Teacher - BioTECH
AP Environmental Science Teacher - TERRA
Conservation Biology Teacher - TERRA
Environmental Science Teacher - TERRA

 

Ms. Lorrie Scordilis
zoologist
email: lscordilis@biotechhighschool.net

M.S. in Science Education - Florida International University
M.S. in Zoology - Clemson University
B.S. in Biology - Ball State University

Zoology Teacher - BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12
AP Environmental Science - Coral Reef Senior High School
Chemistry Teacher - Coral Reef Senior High School
Research Worker - Sylvester Cancer Research Center
Research Clinical Specialist - UM School of Medicine
Technician/Lecturer - Victoria Univ. of Tech, Australia.
Research Technician - Clemson University
Graduate TA - Clemson University


Ms. Jolynne Woodmansee
botanist
email: jwoodmansee@biotechhighschool.net

M.S. in Plant Science - University of Illinois
B.S. in Biology - University of Miami

Botany & Research Teacher - BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12
Biology & Marine Science Teacher - Gulliver Preparatory School
Senior Teaching Lab Coor. - Princeton University
Pathology Research Assistant - University of Wisconsin
Transmission & SEM Technician - University of Wisconsin
Graduate TA - University of Wisconsin
Naturalist - Charles Deering Estate, Miami

 

   
   

 

 

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