With over 10 years as a New York City Educator, Mariam Naraine-Zebrowski joined ISA in 2012 as a Science Coach. During her time with the DOE, she taught high school Living Environment, Earth Science and Chemistry. At the then new school, Manhattan Hunter Science High School, Mariam was responsible for developing the Science Department which included mapping out its four year Science sequence and also designing school wide Science Research program.

Mariam has spent several years in the non-profit world, exploring and developing programs to help underserved NYC students in middle and high school move on successfully to college. During this time, she coordinated the Metro Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium where over 200 students from around the NYC region participated.

Currently, Mariam is a Science and College Readiness coach for ISA at several schools throughout New York City, facilitating Science Department professional development meetings concentration on curriculum mapping and inquiry based learning. Mariam focuses on science education through inquiry and project based learning. During individual coaching session, Mariam’s main goal is to help teachers shift their teaching practices from teacher centered classroom to more student centered experiences