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. I have been a member of the PS 20 family since the program began in Fall 2018, 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 programs abroad. 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 that 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 different cultures, 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

My passion is to be a great educator inspiring youth to go above and beyond. I have been working with afterschool programs and summer camps for the last two years and have loved every minute of it. I love working with kids and trying to understand their needs. Brad Henry once said, "a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."


Program Assistants

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 first year working with Mosaic, I'm excited to work with the kids, staff, interns and volunteers. I'll make sure to make this experience worth remembering.

Thryston Coffey

I'm Thryston and I am so excited to join the PS 20 family. I love to work with kids especially since I have siblings of my own and whom I take care of as well. I always wanted to be in a child program to have fun and teach kids and now I have that opportunity. I'm so excited for this opportunity and I can't wait to start! My goal is to be an inspiration to the youth and let them know that each of them are special in their own way!!!

Atara Downes

I’m Atara Downes! I’m very excited to be a part of the PS20 family! I’m currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Financial Economics. I’ve been working with kids through after school and summer programs since I was 16 years old. I love working with kids and one of my goals is to provide the new generation with a great support system so that they'll excel at any and everything in life.

Alexia Chambers

Hi! I’m Alexia, I was born and raised in Jamaica and I currently reside in Brooklyn. I am overjoyed to be a part of the P.S. 20 family! I proudly served in the United States Navy before transitioning to P.S. 20. Being the oldest sibling, working with younger children has always been a passion for me. The most rewarding part of working with kids is getting to see so many smiles. I get to play a role in their simple, joyful lives, and that’s beautiful. “What greater joy can a teacher feel than to witness a child’s success?”

― Michelle L. Graham

Jonathan Gonzalez

I'm Jonathan, I come from a hispanic background; Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, and Cuba. I’m super excited to be a part of the Mosaic family and having the opportunity to work with kids. I’ve been working with kids since I was a junior in high school and I’ve always wanted to work with children to spread positivity and knowledge.



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!


Brandon Peterson

I’m Brandon Peterson and I’m originally from California. I came to New York for college and to pursue a career in Psychology. My passion is working with the younger generations to give them the tools to deal with the trials and tribulations of growing up! I plan to pursue a master’s degree in the future either in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling. In my previous after school job, I was working with middle school students so I’m looking forward to expanding my work to the younger students. One of my favorite quotes is by Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” I’m very excited to be a part of the Mosaic team and I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you!

Drew Preston

Working with children has become a passion of mine that has grown over the years. I believe it is important to instill in children that the sky is the limit and the only person that can ever stop them from achieving their goals is them.“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” I recently graduated from Temple University. In the future, I want to obtain my J.D in juvenile justice. I am excited to be a part of the P.S 20 family!

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.

Chelsea Robinson

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!

Interns

Gariel Bowry

I’m excited to be a part of the Mosaic family as an intern. I’m currently pursuing my bachelors degree in Psychology at the Medgar Evers college. My future goal is to become a counselor or therapist so this opportunity is a major stepping stone into the right direction.

Omar Breedy

Hi my name is Omar, I am currently a senior at MEC. My major is psychology. I am looking forward to being an intern here and learning all about what Mosaic offers!

Cristal Joseph

I am Cristal Joseph!! I am currently a Senior at Medgar Evers College majoring in Psychology. I plan to become a Child Psychologist, pursue a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and become an Olympian for Women Volleyball. My work with children began at the young age of 10. Being a Teachers helper at my aunt's daycare truly sparked my passion for children. Through my years, I have had the opportunity to be a part of the lives of many children. Within the daycares, I have worked in and the dance Ministry I lead at my church. I am excited to be a part of Mosaic and ready for this experience!!


Carl-Henry Obeissant

I’m Carl-Henry Obeissant and it is an honor for me to be part of P.S. 20 inspirational team, who have been training and enlightening future educators for many years. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in psychology at CUNY Medgar Ever College. Ultimately I would love to go to grad school and graduate with a master degree in School Counseling. Some of the few experiences that I possess working with children include babysitting, after school programs or volunteering at my old soccer club as an assistant coach. Understanding children’s needs and potentials and helping them reach those potentials by providing them with the necessary boost they may need is an essential part in a child's education and development. Overall, I can not wait to get started and learn more about what this program has to offer.

Luis Smith

Hey parents and loved ones, I’m Luis Smith and I’m currently a senior from Medgar Evers College. Working with children is another stepping stone for my long term goal. My long term goal is to be a psychology professor. Working with children can help me understand the different cognitive stages. Being a part of Mosaic would not only give me the experience I need for my goal but seeing the growth in the kids' development is rewarding as well.