We are proud to introduce the wonderful staff and faculty that help make Tyler Elementary a “school of choice” in Washington, DC.
In 2012, Tyler Teachers received great recognition for all of their work and efforts by DCPS. Jennifer Krystopowicz (Miss. K.) was one of 20 Teachers in DCPS who received the Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching!
Stephanie Mishik teaches the 4th/5thgrade Spanish immersion class with Mr. Coulibaly. Ms. Mishik graduated from Lafayette College with a double major in psychology and government & law. This is her 8th year teaching elementary school. She’s passionate about teaching reading, and has attended the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project at Columbia University. When she’s not teaching, Ms. Mishik likes to garden, bike, kayak, and cook.
Nydia Corona teaches Spanish Immersion Preschool. ¡Hola! She was born in Alexandria, VA and grew up in Puerto Rico. Her first language is Spanish. She attended the University of Puerto Rico and graduated with a degree in Primary (K-3rd) and Elementary Education (4th-6th). In addition, she has a license to teach early childhood in the state of New Jersey. Ms. Corona is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Early Childhood at Catholic University. She has been a teacher for 8 years and loves teaching Preschool! Ms. Corona taught for 3 years in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: Spanish Immersion Summer Camp (Un Verano Verde 2008, Mis amigos los animales 2009) and this is her 5th year teaching Spanish Immersion Preschool at Tyler Elementary School. All of her teaching experience has been in the area of Early Childhood and Primary. ¡Gracias, Tyler ES por ser mi familia! Click here to join her Yahoo Groups Page for all parents of students in her class.
Maria Syquia teaches Preschool. She was born and raised in the Philippines. She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. This is Ms. Syquia’s 16th year as an early childhood educator. She loves teaching because it gives her a sense of accomplishment when she sees her students learning new things that she knows will help them later on in life.
Patricia C. Wilkins teaches Arts Kindergarten. She ignites students’ curiosities and constantly challenges them to improve. She uses a thematic approach to learning and has dressed up as a bag of trash, a fire, a tree that didn’t know its roots from its leaves, and a confused mail carrier in order to keep her classroom entertaining and engaging. To culminate their “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” unit, Mrs. Wilkins’s students shared their recycled gift creations in the kindergarten store. She initiated a reading activity for schoolwide participation called C.A.R.P.E.T. Time (Caring Attentive Readers Putting Education Together). She is a mentor teacher, demonstration teacher for new teachers, workshop presenter and facilitator. Ms. Wilkins is the proud recipient of the 2004 Milken Educator Award sponsored by the Milken Family Foundation to provide public recognition to an outstanding educator. Most recently, she was quoted in an online article at schoolfamily.com about positive communication between teachers and parents.
Jenny Krystopowicz teaches Self-Contained Special Education Noncategorical. Originally from Rumson, NJ, Ms. Krystopowicz has lived in Washington, DC since attending George Washington University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications. In May 2009, she received her Masters in Special Education from George Mason University and is currently a Level I candidate in the Wilson Reading Program. Miss K, as her students call her, loves working with children and has been teaching at Tyler for 5 years. Her hobbies include spinning, circuit training, listening to music, the beach, and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brooks Warnick teaches Primary Autism. He is from Chesterfield, VA and has been living in the DC area for 5 years. This is his 4th year at Tyler and he loves it here! Mr. Warnick currently teaches a class that consists of 6 wonderful students. One thing he really enjoys about teaching at Tyler is the personal attention he is able to give to his students. He currently holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Radford University and graduated with a Master’s of Education (Special Ed) from The George Washington University in June 2010.