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Jon Mermelstein


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in Westchester, NY speaking English.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

Grateful that here in the city we have an even better pickup basketball scene then I had in the suburbs, but I wish it was as easy here to find pickup soccer! 

Where did you go to college?

I studied History and Arabic at SUNY Binghamton.

What was your favorite book in middle school?

The Truth (with jokes) By Al Franke


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

I am most excited by the wide variety of extracurricular activities available!

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

Soccer, basketball, chess, videogames, and running.

What is your favorite quote?

​"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible" - The Dali Lama

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