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History department welcomes new faculty member Joshua Krinsky

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Katherine Lian
Mr. Krinsky will be teaching social studies.
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This school year, Joshua Krinsky joined the history department as a new Honors U.S. Government and Politics and AP Macroeconomics teacher, marking his third year as an educator. 

For the past two years, he has taught as a substitute teacher at Townsend Harris High School. He also completed his student teaching at THHS last year. He said, “I have had an amazing experience here so far, and I look forward to continuing that this year.” 

Mr. Krinsky obtained his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Communication at the University of Maryland in College Park. He is currently working towards his Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Secondary Social Studies Education at Queens College. 

Mr. Krinsky’s decision to pursue teaching was primarily influenced by his family. “[Growing] up in a family of educators, the value of education was instilled in me at a young age. School was a safe space where I was able to grow, learn, make friends, and have fun,” Mr. Krinsky said. His mom is currently a CPSE (Committees on Preschool Special Education) District Administrator for the Department of Education. Moreover, his aunt was an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn for more than 25 years, and his uncle worked for the DOE for 34 years, serving as Deputy Director of the Regional Operations Center for Region 3 in eastern Queens. Each family member seems to have their own sector all within the education so it was almost natural for Mr. Krinsky to pursue teaching.

Mr. Krinsky hopes to create a safe, learning environment for all students in his classroom. “I want to be the teacher whose class students look forward to attending every day. I am excited to get to know and build relationships with my students. I look forward to helping orchestrate the election simulation and play an active role in supporting students in their extracurricular endeavors, such as attending sports games, band and orchestra concerts, and more,” he said. 

Senior Austin Zhoe, a student in Mr. Krinsky’s AP Macroeconomics class, said, “I think he’s really good at what he does. He’s very engaging with talking [to] students, making sure they’re up to pace, and they get the best possible grade.” 

In regards to his Honors U.S. Government and Politics class, Senior Matthew Xu said, “Mr. Krinsky is a fabulous teacher who tries to keep up with current events to integrate them into his class [and he is] always willing to oblige students’ needs.” 

Senior Winnie Cheng shared similar sentiments. She said, “He’s a nice and fun teacher. He tries really hard for his students. I really love how he always includes current events, which makes [class] really interesting. He also tries to get to know his students individually and he really cares about them.”

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    Freddy ZhangOct 27, 2023 at 9:22 am

    He was with me last year with Jake Ruiz and Nancy Badum during my freshman year at Townsend Harris High School. He knew most of the songs that I do for teachers for which I tend to think of as the favorite throwbacks that Townsend Harris High School remembers. Some examples included Funky Town by Lipps Inc. and Push It by Salt-N-Pepa.

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    sondra krinskyOct 18, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    THHS is lucky to have Mr Krinsky as a teacher!

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