Degrees and Certifications:

Valerie Gowie-Melchiori

July 6, 2020

Good afternoon Students and Families,

Humanities Summer Academy (Yonkers History Project) begins tomorrow Tuesday July 7, 2020 at 9 AM on Microsoft Teams! Here is some useful information to get you started. We look forward to meeting you all!

Best Regards from the Humanities Teachers

Distance Learning – Yonkers Public Schools Website

Use this link to access the Humanities Program & Teacher Website Links

General Information:

July 7 – 30, 2020

Monday to Friday 9AM – 12:30 PM


Ms. Arenas (8th)

Mr. Carter (6th)

Mr. Devlin (7th)

Ms. Ford (7th)

Ms. Gowie – Melchiori (6th)

Mr. Martinez (5th)

Ms. Tolliver – VanWright (5th)

Ms. Yanik (8th

To Log On to Microsoft Teams  

Go to

Sign in with your 6-digit id

Your password has been reset to your birthday

Example: June 7, 2020 would be entered 07072020

The Teams logo looks like this     

Your Teams page looks like this. Select the teacher tile to enter your class. 

Welcome to Summer Humanities Academy

Parents!  Use this link to log in to the Grade 6 Teams

New Grade 6 Link for Teams

Valerie Gowie-Melchiori

I have worked in the New York City Public Schools for ten years, and then in the Yonkers Public School for the past nineteen plus years.  During that time, I have also served as an Elementary School Teacher, a Magnet Science Liaison, a Staff Developer for the elementary, middle, and high schools, and a Grant Writer and Auditor for New York State.  Additionally, I have received a scholarship from the Yonkers Superintendent's Office and completed my principalship certifications for the district as well as on the school level for the last fifteen years.

Presently, I am pursuing a Ph.D Degree in Psychology, Technology, and Curriculum Instruction.  My passion is to continue stimulating a desire for learning among our students, as well as to provide the necessary skills that would allow them to be a balance human being in society. 

Phone Number: (570) 460-6399


Humanities Virtual Summer Academy - The Yonkers History Project

Our students are living during a remarkable time of change in a city that has a remarkable history. The Humanities Virtual Summer Academy is designed to engage students as they investigate their city and how it has changed through The Yonkers History Project, a study of Yonkers and their own lives. The academy’s teachers and students will take a projectbased learning approach; including investigating what life was like during Yonkers’ past and what it is like living in the city today. Students will use their creativity and develop their own voices through developing digital projects using computers and different technologies under the guidance of their teachers in this collaborative and interactive academy for students entering grades 5 through 8.

Academia Virtual de Verano de Humanidades - El Projecto de la historia de Yonkers

Nuestros estudiantes están viviendo durante un tiempo notable de cambio en una ciudad que tiene una historia notable. La Academia Virtual de Verano de Humanidades está diseñada para involucrar a los estudiantes mientras investigan su ciudad y cómo ha cambiado a través del Yonkers History Project, un estudio de Yonkers y sus propias vidas. Los profesores y estudiantes de la academia adoptarán un enfoque de aprendizaje basado en proyectos; incluyendo investigar cómo era la vida durante el pasado de Yonkers y cómo es vivir en la ciudad hoy en día. Los estudiantes utilizarán su creatividad y desarrollarán sus propias voces a través del desarrollo de proyectos digitales utilizando computadoras y diferentes tecnologías bajo la guía de sus profesores en esta academia colaborativa e interactiva para estudiantes que ingresan a los grados 5 a 8.