Elvin Aviles joined CUNY Prep as a Humanities Teacher in the Fall of 2011. He has spent much of his career working with underserved youth in various capacities. However, Mr. Aviles says CUNY Prep’s program is unique.
“The philosophy of this school really drew me in,” says Aviles. “Every student has their own story as to how or why they left school. But here, they are respected as individuals and truly get a second chance.”
Aviles was born in the Bronx, New York and attended New York City Public Schools through high school. He attended Baruch College in Manhattan where he earned a degree in History. After college, he began a career in education in the Jersey City public school district where he taught for five years.
Aviles has completed a graduate degree at The New Jersey City University. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Technology. He believes in relevant and meaningful infusion of technology into instruction as a means to motivate and foster learning in 21st century students. As assistant director, this is one of his main focuses.