My name is Marion James. I am a product of Jamaica, Queens. I attended Public School right here in our neighborhood. I am eager to service the community in which I was raised in. Currently, I am an English Language Arts Teacher at Emerson School. I have been teaching for fifteen years. I have a Master’s Degree from Hofstra University. It is my goal that my students possess the 21st Century Skills necessary to succeed in college. My educational philosophy is that “All Students Can Learn”. In order to ensure that my philosophy is deemed realistic, students will be provided with a safe and secure environment so that they can be active participants in their learning and become critical thinkers. These two components will lead them to be productive citizens in the community. I have high expectations for all students.