Julie began her service to PS 15 as special education teacher in 2001, where she eventually became a model classroom as part of city-wide program and helped to found the ACES program, a program for children with intellectual and multiple disability. Today, ACES is a community schools based city-wide program that has expanded to include a fully inclusive program first piloted at PS 15. In 2017, Julie became PS 15’s assistant principal under the leadership of then principal Peggy Wyns-Madison, her mentor over the course of her career at PS 15. In January 2021, Julie became the Interim Acting Principal. Julie believes in an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and Liberation Framework for teaching and learning.
I believe in cultivating a climate, culture and community of healing, connection, and support. I believe in student centered; student directed classrooms where children are leaders of their own learning. Magic and joy are my mantra! I am deeply honored to be able to serve the PS 15 and the Red Hook community in this new role.
I am so proud to have been given the opportunity to become the Interim Acting Principal of PS 295. I started my career as a Kindergarten teacher and taught for 16 years in grades K, 1, and 3, before I moved on to becoming the Assistant Principal of PS 295. Being in the position to lead PS 295 during these difficult times and beyond is an honor that I don’t take lightly. I look forward to continuing the focus of building a school community that welcomes and celebrates all identities. My belief is through modeling and use of a more culturally responsive framework, we can work together to provide the best educational experience for all our children and help them to appreciate diversity and be leaders of change in the future.
Neal Singh served as Assistant Principal of S.T.E.M at the Brooklyn High School of the Arts where he introduced numerous programs that prepared students for some of the most prestigious academic institutions and conservatories in the country. Previously, Mr. Singh taught for over 23 years on the elementary, middle, and high school levels where he was recognized for his passion and focus on holistically educating students.
“I am so excited to get to know the students, parents, and staff of M.S. 51,” said Neal Singh “This is one of the most critical school years in our history and I am ready to jump in and get to work alongside the incredible educators of M.S. 51.”
I have the privilege of leading P.S. 1 The Bergen School as the IA Principal for this new school year 2020. I am a multilingual language learner who attended P.S. 169 and P.S. 94 in Sunset Park. My passion for working with young students led me to pursue a career in teaching. I began my career as a substitute teacher and then pursued a teaching degree in bilingual education. As the years passed, I wanted to have a greater impact on a larger number of students and teachers; hence, I pursued an administrative degree. In 2014, I joined P.S. 1's administrative and instructional team. I look forward to continuing being an advocate for all our students. Currently we are dealing with unprecedented times in the world and in education. I am confident that my team and I will be able to provide the support that our school community and our families need to make any transition less stressful. Thank you for allowing me to support all efforts and work towards a better tomorrow.
It is an honor for me to be serving as Principal of PS24. I have dedicated the past eighteen and a half years to serving the PS24 community as a parent, advocate, teacher and literacy coach. Throughout my tenure at 24, I have built lasting relationships with my students' families and the Sunset Park community. I believe that people learn from those they know care about them and respect them. I will continue to ensure that we nurture the whole child and that all of our students have an equitable education. We got this 24! - Maria Diaz, Principal P.S. 24
Stephanie Parsons is the principal of PS 130, The Parkside School, in Brooklyn, New York. She has been an assistant principal, literacy coach and teacher in New York City public elementary and middle schools, as well as an independent literacy consultant and a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and LitLife.