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.

Victoria Allen

Engagement Coordinator

Hi, I’m Victoria! I’ve been working with children for the past 8 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 am the newest addition to the leadership team and I am ready to help staff grow and learn as iI did with the P.S. 20 students! I hope to spread the love for education while sprinkling in some FUN! 

Edy Jean

Facilities Manager

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 this year as a new supervisor, looking forward to mentoring new staff!

Program Assistants

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.

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!

Melasia Balckwell

Hi I'm Melasia. I've worked with kids prior to joining Mosaic. It is a dream of mine and I really enjoy doing it. I'm excited to work with my new kids  alongside a new team. I'm so excited to bring my skills to the Mosaic Team

Zayre Robinson

Hi, I'm Mr. Zayre! I love to dance and work with children. I hope to build a great rapport with the students at PS. 20. I hope to learn a great deal from the staff as well as the students. I want to bring cheer and great memories to the program.

Keiara Smith

Hello PS. 20! My name is Keiara Smith. I have been working with kids for a while and love teaching them new and exciting activities. I am really happy to work with children that are energized and exhilarated because they keep me active. I am a sophomore at St. Francis College studying Biology. In my free time, I love taking mini road trips with my parents to different states. I have been welcomed with open arms here, I'm so grateful to be a part of P.S. 20. 

Gracia Tulloch

Hello! I am Ms. Gracia, I am happy to join the Mosaic team. I feel so blessed to be here working with the students. I hope this year the children learn all they can  from me!

Sierra Brewster

Hi, my name is Sierra! I love working with kids and being able to grow with them. I am thrilled to become a part of the Mosaic team. I hope to have a fantastic school year together!

Jessica Toxqui

Hello, My name is Jessica, I am new to Mosaic. I am very excited. I am a student at BMCC pursuing my degree in human services. I plan on working with children and families. Children are always learning new skills and it is a pleasure seeing them discover new things every day.

Laura Jurenaite

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 second year working here as a Program Assistant and I’m beyond excited to  put my skills to use. Working with children in my past jobs gave me the chance to transform lives, and I know that this position will too. I absolutely love children and I’m truly looking forward to making a good difference in their lives.

Daniel Murray

My name is Daniel Murray and this will be my first year working for Mosaic! I'm excited to see just how much I can learn from you all and how much I can show to you. I've always wanted to try teaching my own tricks and ideas and what better way to put that into practice than to start with the creative and expansive minds of children?  I hope that my time here will teach me to value my own strengths and to help bring out the strength in others so let's make sure to do our best!

June Best

I am June Best, a graduate of Brooklyn College.  I enjoy learning and helping others to learn.  I am a responsible, compassionate individual who is very protective of children.  I like collaborating with others to accomplish a goal, but I am also capable of working independently.  I intend to be an asset to PS 20 and the Mosaic team.

Anita Jaramillo

Hello I'm Ms. A! I’m excited to work and build a bond with everyone in Mosaic! I’m passionate about learning, art, and literature, and am an advocate for mental wellness. Glad to meet you.

Kimoy Troupe

Hello, Im Kimoy Troupe! I'm from the island of Jamaica, new to the USA. I am the mother of two handsome boys. My hobbies are cooking, reading and listening to music. I am a caregiver and I enjoy giving care to all. In the future I aspire to establish a foundation specializing in caregiving for children or elderly.  I strive for integrity, values and truth. 

Anna Voronova

Hi my name is Anna Voronova and I am so excited to be working at PS 20. It has been a dream of mine to work with children and aid them in the growth and development process. I play volleyball, soccer, chess, and I love playing sports with the kids. This is my first year working at PS 20 and I'm excited to see what this opportunity has in store for me.

Rebecca Mccormick

Hi my name is Rebecca Mccormick. This is my first year working at PS 20 but I've worked with kids prior. I love being able to be a part of the student’s day and being a role model. I’m excited to learn more and grow with the kids and my team this year.

Christel Acloque

Hello, my name is Christel and I’m from Brooklyn, NY. Growing up, my Haitian (French)-American community entrusted me to babysit their young ones. This experience helped me realize how important children are to society and the significance of giving back to the next generation. My hope is to bring my lived experiences and skills to the Mosaic community. Looking forward to working with this unique staff, children, and their families.

Sofia Gershengorn

My name is Sofia Gershengorn and I have years of dedicated experience in  the childcare field. I leverage my patience, empathy, and leadership skills to create a warm and nurturing environment for children, fostering a friendly atmosphere that supports their growth and well-being. I am happy to join the Mosaic team as I finish my last semester of College!

Salim Brimah

Hi, I'm Salim, I'm so excited to be a part of the Mosaic family. I'm thrilled to get to know the kids, parents and my team. My goal is to help Mosaic succeed this year and help our students grow. I'm from a very big family with little brothers and sisters so being a great role model comes natural to me. Let's go team!


Jared Gardner

My name is Jared Gardner. I am a 22-year-old college student in my Senior Year at Medgar Evers College. I am currently majoring in Psychology because I want to learn more about how people respond or adapt to stimuli inside or outside of their environment. I feel like Mosaic will help me understand how to counsel kids and to help them develop the learning and educational skills that are beneficial for their cognitive development and motor skills. 

April Chung

Hello, my name is April. I am truly excited to be a part of the Mosaic staff, and to work with kids, especially. I have worked with kids in the past and it’s really been a humbling experience. This has been my first time working with Mosaic and I love it! I have always looked forward to helping kids in many ways as I am passionate about what I do. For the rest of my semester, I hope I am able to contribute some creativity, excitement and enjoyable lessons for the kids and hope that it will positively impact their lives.

Collen Edwards

Hi, my name is Collen. I’m excited to be an intern here at Mosaic and working with all of the staff and children. Coming from a large family that consists of those related by blood and those who aren’t, I’ve helped to raise many children even while being a child myself. I’ve gone on to have many jobs within this realm because working with them is something I enjoy doing. I look forward to working with this team and getting to know all of the tiny humans we encounter!

Angel Auguste

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." – Proverbs 22:6. 

My name is Ms. Angel Auguste and I am more than grateful to work with such amazing children. They are the next generation, so it is my job to not only show the right things but correct them and teach them the ways of life.