Program Staff

Mosaic is managed by our Program Director, our Program Manager, and our Program Assistants.

Mosaic is a program run by the PS 20 PTA. Its oversight is by the After School Committee and the PTA Executive Board.

Jestina Eubanks

Program Director

I am Jestina Eubanks and I’m the Program Director for Mosaic Afterschool. I have been a member of the P.S. 20 family for the past few years and I am excited to return with even better programming for our students. My education background is in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management which has given me the experience to work with Elected Officials in the community and childcare programs through schools, camps and abroad programs. My passion for working with children and programming became apparent from my service with AmeriCorps. As an education leader and advocate, I believe that it takes a village to raise a child and learning goes beyond the classroom.

Being from the island of wood and water; Jamaica, I love traveling and live life by my favorite book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. Traveling to a new country each year helps me to appreciate one’s culture and brightens my outlook on life. Meister Eckhart said it best “And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” In other words, having the drive to step outside one’s comfort zones and think outside the box. As a risk taker, it’s starting something new and trusting in the process. Trust in the magic of Mosaic!

Shameeka Merrick

Program Manager

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

I’ve made many mistakes but what I did with those mistakes helped me to understand that nothing in this world is perfect. And I want to help students understand and know that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.

Chelsea Robinson

Engagement Coordinator

Namaste! My name is Chelsea. I was born and raised in NYC by my Jamaican father and Trinidadian mother. I have been working with youth since I started as an assistant coach for the youth basketball team in high school. I went on to college continuing working with the youth by tutoring and volunteering at local Connecticut youth development nonprofits. My passion and love inspired me to attain my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of Bridgeport. After college, I worked for the All-Stars Project, based in CT, to help high school students become college and job-ready by the time they graduate high school. Then, I became a Program Coordinator hosting STEM/STEAM workshops at partnering Public Schools and led a Girls Who Code club at a local high school. I am currently a Preschool Assistant Teacher at the NYKidsClub, working with 2-year-olds. I am currently working to be a Certified Life Coach and plan to continue my education by obtaining my Master's in Counseling. I am so happy to be part of the P.S. 20/Mosaic Team! I hope to spread the love for education while sprinkling in some FUN!

Program Assistants

Edy Jean

I’m Edy Jean! I have been working with kids of all ages at afterschool/ summer programs since I was 16. According to Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States, “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” I always wanted the world to be a better place and to see that happen, you have to show the younger generations the correct path. I am thrilled to be a part of the PS. 20 family!


Victoria Allen

Hi, I’m Victoria! I’ve been working with children for the past 5 years. I studied early childhood education at BMCC. I currently have my B.S. from Brooklyn College. Besides being a mother, working with children has been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve done. I hope to work with children for as long as I am able to. Something about being a part of a child’s day and helping them discover new things makes it all worthwhile. I hope to teach and lead my own classroom one day.

Javon Bennerson

Hi I'm Javon. I've worked with kids for a while now. This is my second year working with Mosaic, I'm excited to return and work with the kids, staff, interns and volunteers. I'll make sure to make this experience worth remembering.

Rea Richardson

My name is Rea Richardson. I am from Trinidad and Tobago. I am the parent of a seventeen-year-old son. As someone who has always had a passion working with children, I am excited to join the Mosaic family. From my previous experience volunteering at my son's elementary school, it inspired me to begin pursuing an education in early childhood and shaping young minds. My strengths are my patience, understanding and fun personality where I easily relate to children. Indeed it takes a village to raise our children. I am an organized team player working for the benefit of our children. I anticipate with enthusiasm this opportunity to sculpt the minds of our young.

Michael “Coach Cid”Adam

Hi I'm Coach Cid and this is my first year working with Mosaic at PS 20 as a Program Assistant! I have always wanted to be an educator for most of my academic career and I enjoy working with students. I hope that my time working with them improves their lives and that I have a positive impact on their development going forward. Whether it is through sports, crafts, or teaching important life lessons, I will do so with a smile on my face.

Alicia Pullum

Hi, I’m Alicia! I am from the island of Guyana. I currently live in Brooklyn. I’m excited to join Mosaic. I’ve been working with children for many years. I’m obtaining a degree in Childhood Education and hope to become the teacher children remember 10 years later!

Talazia James

Hi , I’m Talazia and I can’t wait to start working with Mosaic this year. I’ve worked with kids for a while in after schools, summer camps and as a Paraprofessional with special needs students . I love working with kids and getting to learn new things about them and with them. I love music and cooking, that’s definitely a big part of my life.

Patrick Paul

Hi P.S. 20 family, I'm Mr.. Pat! I am excited to be a part of the Mosaic family and bring joy to the new school year. I hope my presence here can make an impact on the children and the team. In my free time, I love to do art and I run a mobile car wash because I love everything about cars.

Laura Jureanite

Hi, my name is Laura!. When I was a child, I dreamt of the same things every child has dreamed of, one of which was leading the world. As a young adult, I’m able to turn that dream into a reality thanks to Mosaic because leading a child is leading the future. This will be my first year working here as a Program Assistant and I’m beyond excited to join the family, and put my skills

Amiya Bennett

Hi, I’m Amiya! I’m so excited to join Mosaic for this school year! Working with kids was my first job ever and ever since then I loved being able to see kids grow and make bonds with them that will last forever. Working with kids has taught me a lot and I can’t wait to see what more I learn in the future!

Interns

Amanda Ozuna

Hi, my name is Amanda and I’m happy to join the Mosaic team. I am a senior at Medgar Evers College, attaining a Bachelor's degree in psychology. My favorite hobbies are painting and reading. It's best to plant good seeds in children now so they themselves can lead by example and not doubt themself.