Meet Harrison Schools' Teachers: Ganes, Gonzalez, Kopstein, Layton, Mauche

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Harrison High School has new teachers joining its staff.
Harrison High School has new teachers joining its staff. Photo Credit: Harrison Central School District

HARRISON, N.Y. -- There are 30 new teachers in the Harrison School District this school year. Daily Voice will highlight each as the 2014-15 school year gets started on Thursday, Sept. 4

Matthew Ganes will serve as a leave replacement school counselor during the 2014‐15 school year.

He has served as a leave replacement school counselor at Manhasset High School and as a counselor at Herricks Middle and High School in New Hyde Park. Before becoming a school counselor, Ganes worked in finance at private equity firms in New York City. 

Crystal Gonzales will serve as leave replacement theater teacher during the 2014‐15 school year.

She has worked as a teaching artist at the Urban Institute for Mathematics and she completed her student teaching in theater classes at Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School in New York City. She has also worked in the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Gregory Kopstein served as a leave replacement social studies teacher during the 2013‐14 school year and will continue in this role during the 2014‐15 school year. 

In addition to serving as a leave replacement in Harrison last year and previously in Byram Hills,  Kopstein has also taught global history in Harrison High School’s summer school program.

Christine Layton will be a mathematics teacher for Harrison schools. Layton has taught mathematics at the George Grant Mason School in Tuexdo, N.Y., and special education at the Lakeland Copper Beach Middle School.

Nina Mauche will teach biology at Harrison High School. Mauche completed her student teaching in biology and AP chemistry at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. She has also served as a graduate research assistant and a tutor in organic chemistry.

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