Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Richard Akalski
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,
Hello and welcome to Mr. Akalski’s 6th Grade Science Class! Growing up and attending Kindergarten through 8th Grade in Elmhurst, I understand the challenges we face in and out of school. Education provides the skills necessary to succeed in New York City. The development of independence, confidence, and responsibility will prepare you for the world of tomorrow. The LAMS Family works hard to prepare you for high school, college, careers, and LIFE!!!! WE do OUR best to help YOU… Please do YOUR best to help US!
I was born in Manhattan. I grew up in a one bedroom apartment in Elmhurst, Queens with Mom and Dad. My mother stayed home and my father worked for the NYC Department of Sanitation. From a young age I loved science. I attended St. Bartholomew's from K-8. Regis High School in Manhattan from 9-12. Resided at SUNY Stony Brook from College (Bachelor of Science in Biology) through Graduate School (Master or Art in Neurobiology). I finally attended Pace University in Downtown Manhattan where I recieved my Master of Science in Teaching Biology Grades 7-12.
I have taught at the Louis Armstrong Middle School for 15 years and LOVE MY CARREER!
I now reside in Floral Park, NY with my wife, two sons (2 & 4), Dog, Two Turtles, Snake, and all the animals that live in my yard :o)
And I attribute all I have to great parents, family, friends, teachers, coaches, and MY EDUCATION.... My hard work has paid off.... AND SO WILL YOURS!!!!
Please look to the left to see other pages I have made for use in our class. You can find files such as my Letter To Parents, Grading Policy, and Supply ListThe UFT sponsors a homework help program for elementary and middle school students called Dial-A-Teacher. Classroom teachers answer homework questionsat 212-777-3380, Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. during the school year. They can also answer parents' questions and give advice on how you can help your child at home. The staff speaks 8 languages: Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Slovak and Spanish.