In 2014, Ms. Pacheco graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education: General and Special Education on a Presidential Scholarship.
After graduating, Ms. Pacheco was a 4th Grade Mathematics and Science teacher in a private school in Queens for three years, and continues to be a Mathematics teacher in a summer STEM academy for children ages 8-14.
In 2017, she graduated from Brooklyn College with a Master’s degree in Childhood Education: Earth and Environmental Sciences and received the Fannie K. and Harold Beyer Scholarship.
As a 4th Grade Learning Expert Teacher, Ms. Pacheco’s goal is to “provide an encouraging and joyful learning environment, while building each individual student’s strengths and instilling a love of lifelong learning.“
“I was initially drawn to the BASIS Independent community because of its strong focus on STEM education. I am energized by its dedication to the celebration of diversity and cultural awareness. In college, I participated in an Alternative Break program in South Africa where I helped rebuild a home in a small village that was deeply affected by apartheid.”
Outside of the classroom, charity, music, and the arts are very important aspect of Ms. Pacheco’s life. “Every month I strive to make a donation to those in need. I have been playing the viola since the 4th grade and participated in the orchestra of my high school’s musicals for four years. I enjoy attending live concerts and musicals as well as trying new foods whenever possible.”