Hello! My name is Anzuman Tarafdar and I am from Queens, NY. This is my first year at The Queens School for Leadership and Excellence, and I am so thrilled and excited to be teaching first grade. I have worked as a substitute teacher and 2nd grade teacher in the Department of Education for 2 years. I hold certifications in Elementary and Literacy from St. John’s University. I believe that students experience the most growth in first grade, and I am very honored to have the opportunity to experience that growth with my students. As an educator, my mission is to create a classroom environment that promotes life-long learning. I look forward to helping my students build confidence and leadership skills in their own learning as well as their everyday lives. Here’s to an amazing school year!