Yanique Powell

Yanique Powell is excited for her second year at Energy Tech as a Guidance Counselor. She was raised in the Bronx but born on the beautiful island of Jamaica. Ms. Powell received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a Master of Education degree from Long Island University Brooklyn Campus. Before Energy Tech, Ms. Powell worked for seven years at the YMCA as a School Age Child Care Director and Summer Camp Director. In her free time she likes to travel, listen to music and spend time with family and friends.

Lyndsey Alvarez

Lyndsey Alvarez earned her Bachelor's Degree in journalism and legal studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2004 and her Master's Degree in social work from Wheelock College in 2008. Before joining the Energy Tech team, Ms. Alvarez worked in charter schools in Harlem and in Boston with elementary and middle school students.

Natalia Alvarez

Natalia Alvarez, Parent Coordinator, is in her second year working for the Department of Education. She worked as an assistant manager at a private medical practice for six years, and after that she worked as the COO assistant at a law firm here in New York. She has a seven-year-old son who just started his second year of education in the New York City Public School system. 

Benjamin Ng

Benjamin Ng is ecstatic to be a part of the Energy Tech family as the school social worker. It has always been his goal in life to work in education, helping develop young minds to reach their potential and achieve success in their futures.  

Prior to the 2014-2015 school year, Mr. Ng worked in Child Welfare for over five years, serving at-risk youth and families as a foster care caseworker.  

Mr. Ng received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from SUNY Binghamton and Master's degree in Social Work from Long Island University. 

Maureen Tompkins

After working in the restaurant business for 18 years, Maureen Tompkins took on a position as a school aide in PS 89 in Elmhurst working closely with the staff and students on a daily basis. After seven years at PS 89, Mrs. Tompkins felt that it was time for a change and found out about a new school opening in Long Island City called Energy Tech High School.