Rochester resident re-enlists with New York Army National Guard

Sgt. Brian Kennedy, of Rochester, recently re-enlisted to continue service in the New York Army National Guard.

Kennedy serves with the 222nd Military Police Company.

“New Yorkers count on our citizen soldiers to be ready and be there when disaster strikes,” Maj. Gen. Anthony German said. “I congratulate our members for choosing to stay in service and striking that balance between military duties, education or employment commitments and family obligations.”

Allendale Columbia School announces 3 new hires

Angie Burch, of Rochester; Margarita Chaves, of Fairport; and John Curatalo, of Webster, recently joined Allendale Columbia School.

Burch joins the school as an accounting specialist. She will be responsible for payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and general human resource duties. She recently served as a field auditor at Rochester Housing Authority assisting in the administration of various subsidized housing programs. Sh received her bachelor’s in psychology from University of Rochester.

Chaves was hired as a Lower School Spanish teacher. She will be responsible for teaching Spanish for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. She has been teaching for 13 years and has experience in both public school and international teaching. She recently was a kindergarten English as a second language teacher in Cartagena, Colombia, and taught first grade at the American School Foundation in Mexico City. She earned her master’s in bilingual and multicultural education from Northern Arizona University.

Curatalo joins Allendale Columbia as a physical education teacher. He will be responsible for teaching students in the lower and middle divisions. He has more than five years of experience teaching PE. He recently taught at St. Anthony Catholic School in Washington, D.C.; Webster Thomas High School and Sterling Education. He received his bachelor’s in PE at Towson University and is scheduled to complete his master’s in health education from The College at Brockport in December.

Jewish Federation hires social media director

The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester recently welcomed Emily Cable, of Boston, Massachusetts, as its director of young adult initiatives and social media.

Cable served as an engagement associate for North Carolina Hillel, where she created and implemented programs for college students. She was an intern at the Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem, and led six trips to Israel for young adults working with Taglit-Birthright. Cable was a Kadimah leadership fellow at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, where she facilitated programs for young adults.

She received her bachelor’s from Elon University and her master’s from Boston University.

MRB Group hires GIS analyst

MRB Group recently hired Steve Tulowiecki as a geographical information services analyst.

Tulowiecki has experience in a variety of geospatial software and technologies and creating and supporting customized applications. He received his doctorate in geography at University at Buffalo and his bachelor’s in geography from SUNY Geneseo. He is a recipient of the Hugh W. Calkins Applied GIS Award and a member of the Association of American Geographers.

MRB Group specializes in engineering and architecture. The GIS team offers unique mapping and data collection applications dedicated to increasing municipal efficiency with technology. The group’s goal is to strengthen local governments with operational efficiencies that minimize costs.