Here to Guide, Inspire and Support

Everyday our teachers create opportunities for exploration and learning by establishing engaging environments where students feel safe, comfortable, and confident. We have amazing instructors who are caring, enthusiastic, and dedicated to helping students exceed their every expectation - read some of their stories below.


Ms. Anderson

Ms. Anderson is one of HSET's Electrical Teachers. Ms. Anderson hails from Con Edison to instruct our students in low voltage and OSHA safety procedures. 


All students entering HSET must make it through Ms. Anderson's course at the beginning of their electrical course sequence. 


Ms. Anderson leads the SkillsUSA team into the NYC and NYS competitions. Her courses are lit. 


Mr. Baranski



Ms. Barnett

Seniors look out for Ms. Barnett. Ms. Barnett is the COSA for the senior class responsible for the successful memories associated with a graduating class. 


If you like to plan events, design yearbooks, prepare for the prom, experience a senior trip, and of course graduation celebration, then seek Ms. Barnett for a truly memorable high school finale.


Ms. Barnett love a cheer team!


Ms. Bonano



Mr. Canaves

Hi. I'm James Canaves and I serve as Math Teacher, Program Chair, and Data Specialist. It is my 1st year at HSET and my 15th year of teaching in the Bronx. I am proud to be a product of the New York City Public School System. Outside of work, I love running, travelling to warmer places, and listening to indie rock


Mr. De La Cruz



Mr. Dicarlo

I am a native of the Bronx, and spent a lot of time with my family in the Belmont section on Arthur Ave. 

I went to Sacred Heart Private and Mount St. Michael Academy both in this borough, and then off to Flushing for my college studies.Where I majored in Italian studies and education ---- then moved on to Social Studies and education for my grad studies.


Mr. Dibiasi

My name is Michael DiBiasi and I am a Social Studies teacher at the High School for Energy and Technology in the Bronx. I received my bachelor’s degree at Rider University majoring in History and Secondary Education. I am currently finishing up my Master’s at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the summer majoring in American Foreign Policy. I have a New Jersey and New York state teaching certification, and this is my first full year here in the Bronx. I’m an avid basketball player and sports fanatic during my dwindling free time.


Ms. Dockery

As a younger person (lol - ok you can stop laughing now), I was encouraged by a community of educators who also happened to be my neighbors and friends.  It's because of them that I am a life-long learner, solve problems for myself, and rise above life's challenges.  I have a huge debt to pay on behalf of those that cared for & gave me a strong academic foundation; I hope my students know I care for them the same and more.


Ms. Fairweather



Ms. Filpo

Mrs. Filpo was born in the Dominican Republic  and came to this country twenty years ago. She received a BA from City College  of New York and a M.S from Hunter College. Mrs. Filpo's Teaching Philosophy is: "As a Spanish teacher  believe that the role of a teacher as an educator is to achieve and maintain the student’s interest for the language.  Being a teacher does not only mean to stand in front of a classroom full of students and dictate a lesson on what they need to learn.  Being an educator means capturing the students’ attention so that they can listen to what I am teaching, which will be the only way they will learn the language.


Mr.  Gayle

I teach Algebra at HSET. I graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Geology and a Diploma in Teacher Education specializing in Mathematics and Geography. I also hold a Masters of Science from Touro  College.

I have been teaching mathematics for over 15 years.


Mr. Gibson


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Mr. Giorgi

I am a Physical Education and health teacher for HSET.  I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in Human Performance/Teaching and from Lehman College with a Masters in Health Education.  Before HEST I taught at  Roosevelt Campus for 12 years and Jane Adams for one year.  All together I have been teaching for 16 years.  I coach varsity baseball at Roosevelt Campus in the Bronx, Stamford CT for various ages and Greenwich American Legion  for 16 year olds.


Ms. Gokey



Mr. Grant



Mr. Highsmith



Mr. Jean-Louis



Mr. Lee



Mr. Loewenberg



Mr. Maier

I teach physical education and this is my third year at HSET and I am excited to continue working with the students and the community to build a successful school. I received my bachelor's degree from Manhattan College and my Master's Degree from Manhattanville College. My lifelong passion for sports has led me to my career in physical education. I enjoy teaching my students about new and exciting games and activities they may not otherwise be exposed to outside my gymnasium. I coach soccer, basketball and lacrosse outside of the city. I hope to pass along my love for sports and fitness to my students!


Ms. Garcia



Ms. Ochiagha

Ms. Ochiagha leads the Science department and the Grade 9 Team. Ms. Ochiagha has a passion for the sciences and hopes that you will enjoy her classes filled with exploration and scientific experiments.


Ms. Oriol



Mr. Owusu



Ms. Perlman



Ms. Picariello

Ms. Picariello leads the Social Studies department and the Grade 10 Team. Ms. Picariello has a passion for history and has the ability to take you back in time during her lessons. 


Ms. Picariello also coaches volleyball and softball.


Mr. Pinkney



Mr. Ruiz



Ms. Sanchez


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Ms. Scott



Ms. St. Gilles



Ms. Williams

Ms. Williams was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She attended and graduated from P.S. 78, M.S. 142, as well as Herbert H. Lehman High School, which are all schools within the NYCDOE. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Morgan State University and her Master of Arts in Teaching from SUNY Empire State College. Her love for English and Language Arts comes from observing her grandmother’s illiteracy as a child. For the past 12 years she has been teaching for student achievement. Her goal is to enhance student’s academic skills in preparation for college and career readiness.