Dr. Marisa Lastres


I was born in New York City and I grew up in Astoria. My family comes from Spain. My childhood home was filed with friends and family and there were lots of stories being told every day. Later these stories would help me write my own great stories. I went to college in Manhattan and grew to love the city! I love learning so I went back to college and became a "doctor" of education!


Growing up in a home filled with family taught me just how important family is. My husband and I live in Flushing Queens with our dog Lola. We have two daughters who have graduated from college and they live in the home I grew up in! My husband and I love to have our home filled with friends and family so holidays and parties are often held in our home! My family and I also travel to Spain as often as we can.


I love to read and travel. It is so much learning about and visiting new places. I enjoying taking photos of all the places we go and creating digital books. I enjoy working in my garden. I am always learning new information about plants and trying out new things in my garden.

When I am not working or reading, I love to take Lola on long walks especially in the Fall.

The best part about working at JFK is getting to know new students and their families. It is also great to see how my students grow and change as people and students!



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