Meet The Teachers
Marilyn taught first and second grade in Florida before joining Robofun in the winter of 2013. She received her professional teaching license in Elementary Education (K-6) and is currently working on her Master’s in Media Arts with a concentration in film and video production. Marilyn encourages her students to develop strong character beliefs and aspire to be world-class 21st century thinkers through project-based learning initiatives and technology integration—her reason for joining Robofun! She motivates students to have an intellectual curiosity for the world and an enduring interest to share this quality with others. She spends her free time reading, eating ice cream, and working on film projects.
Shariece works as a teaching assistant with RoboFun at our birthday parties and after school clubs. She has worked with children from PreK-High School with a variety of organizations, including Harlem Children Zone and Chess NYC. Shariece earned a BA from the College of New Rochelle in 2012. She looks forward to helping children learn and have a wonderful time at RoboFun.
Noah holds a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago. He has taught with Robofun for five years; he loves the opportunity to foster creativity and playful learning in students using robotics and video-game design. He believes that with an open space for brainstorming and communicating their ideas, students can put their incredible imaginations to work and gain the confidence they need to bring their ideas to life, first using LEGO and eventually in the STEM field. He also loves the opportunity to work with classroom dynamics and help facilitate clear communication and kindness among his students. Noah is passionate about community building and meditation. He leads workshops in the relational meditation practice called Circling, in which he is certified.
You’ll often see Belinda at the RoboFun studio, either teaching birthday parties and vacation day camps, or helping us with administrative duties. Belinda is also an assistant site director at New York Junior Tennis & Learning. She enjoys making science fun for children, and loves to see children gain skills in building and programming. Belinda recently obtained a BA in Community and Human Services from Empire State College.
With a Master’s in Educational Leadership (Technology and Arts focus) from Bank Street College, Karla brings extensive knowledge, research, and practice in the field of progressive education. She has ten years of experience as both a public and private classroom teacher, and most recently has designed the early childhood Little Engineers curriculum for RoboFun. Karla also enjoys playing in the park with her 4-year-old son and exploring all the neighborhoods of New York City.