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B.A. in Sociology, The College of New Rochelle; M.S. in Childhood Education, Mercy College. Jolores Polite grew up and attended public school in the south Bronx where she was the recipient of a United Federation of Teachers scholarship for four years of undergraduate study. Upon receiving her college degree she became a New York City Teaching Fellow and went back to the south Bronx, this time as a public school teacher. As a 5th and 6th grade special education teacher at I.S. 216 for the past five years, Jolores has worked her way to the position of Team Leader.