Meet the Teachers

    Second Grade, Mrs. Polgano
    Mrs. Polgano has been a General Education teacher with the Department of Education since 2003.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Iona College.  She also holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood, Childhood and Special Education from Mercy College.  She has been teaching at P.S. 108 for 12 years and has taught various grades during her time as a teacher.  She has spent most of her time teaching first grade.  Ms. Miano loves to visit anywhere that has a beach.  Her hobbies include: spending time with friends and family, watching her niece and nephew and shopping.  Ms Miano's favorite quotes are: "Everything happens for a reason" and "Good things come to those who wait."
    Second Grade, Mrs. Puff
    Mrs. Puff has been a teacher with the Department of Education for over 13 years.  She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Manhattanville College. She is certified in Childhood Education and Business and Marketing.  She has taught Kindergarten, Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade.  Her favorite subjects are English Language Arts and Math.  She enjoys traveling, cooking and trying new cuisine and spending time with her family.
    Second Grade, Mrs. Calderin
    Second Grade, Ms. Binetti
    K, 1, 2 - Mrs. Goldstein:
    Ms. Goldstein has been a Special Education Teacher with the Department of Education since 2006.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Hiram College, a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a Dual Master's of Professional Studies in Childhood and Special Education from Manhattanville College.  Ms. Goldstein has taught various elementary grades during her time as a teacher and is currently teaching second grade. She enjoys teaching all subjects, values  working with her  colleagues and students, and learns  from them everyday.  Ms. Goldstein feels that hearing a student say, "Now I get it!" is one of the best rewards of teaching.