Mr. Pierre Proving to be a Positive Influence on NYC Students
By Stephanie Ramnarine, Senior Writer
Mr. Pierre is a new Global History teacher in the Newcomers SLC, and his passion for mentoring will be a great asset for Hillcrest students.
This isn't Mr. Pierre’s first time teaching. He is a very skilled teacher that has many good qualities needed for helping students. For starters, he is very passionate about his job. “My passion is mentoring. I love taking kids and mentoring them, showing them all the possibilities of life that they may not have thought of!” he said.
Mr. Pieere has taught for 4 years now and has taught in two other schools before arriving at Hillcrest. Mr. Pierre grew up in New York upstate in Nyack county and taught in a big school called Peekskill High School. When he moved to New York City, he taught in a small school in Manhattan called Marta Valle High School. He is perfect for Hillcrest because he knows how to teach in both a large and small school setting.
He was inspired by his 11th grade US History teacher who actually told him that he would be good at teaching. Ever since that moment, he has always thought teaching would be a good career choice for him. When he went to college, he decided he would put his skills to the test and see how well of a teacher he could really be. “From the minute I tried it, I loved it!”
Mr. Pierre does a great deal of volunteer work with the New York Urban League for Young Professionals. The group helps people in inner cities stay informed about the problems going on in government. The group also serves to raise awareness for inner youths looking for scholarships. “We also give a lot of scholarships. If anyone is looking for scholarships for college please come and see me for more information,” Mr. Pierre stated.
It is clear that Hillcrest has found a strong teacher willing to help students from all backgrounds. “My goal is to one day be very influential in education and help schools serve the inner city kids that have been underserved for so long. I look forward to working with all of you!”