Staff

ARTS DEPARTMENT

Aaron Bazzell  Nicole Schulman - Art Anna Mantagas Theater Arts And ESL

AARON BAZZELL

Music and Band
"I teach because I enjoy helping young people become aware of and begin reaching towards their potential."

NICOLE SCHULMAN

Fine Arts and Digital Arts
"I teach because I love art, and I want kids to love it too."

 

ANNA MANTAGAS

ESL and Theater Arts
"The point of teaching and mentoring young adults is to make sure they learn enough to make the world a better and more industrious place."


ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE  DEPARTMENT

 Dawn Attard ELA  John Downes Angus - English Language Arts
Anna Mantagas - ESL Theater Arts

DAWN ATTARD

 

JOHN DOWNES ANGUS

10th Grade ELA and AP Literature
"I teach because I'm at my best and happiest when talking with people who are trying to make sense of their world."

ANNA MANTAGAS

ESL and Theater Arts
"The point of teaching and mentoring young adults is to make sure they learn enough to make the world a better and more industrious place."

 Meghan Doyle Morrison  Julia Hutson English Language Arts  L. Nahar English Language Arts

MEGAN DOYLE

 

 

JULIA HUTSON

LUTHFUN NAHAR

 

Karine St Victor - English Language Arts Crystal Valentine

KARINE ST. VICTOR

ELA and Literacy

"When I'm not teaching, I spend time with my family and friends. We really like to solve puzzles."

CRYSTAL VALENTINE

English Language Arts Specialist
"The late, great Tupac Shakur says it best, "I may not change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.'"


COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

La-Toya Baird Zaneta George-Cipriani Kinequa Torbert

LA-TOYA BAIRD

School Counselor
"There are 3 C’s in life: Changes, Choices and Chances. You must take the chance to make a choice to change your life."

 

ZANETA GEORGE-CIPRIANI

School Counselor
"I became a counselor to empower and motivate students to be their best selves and expand the vision for their lives."

KIMNEQUA TORBERT

School Counselor
"Quote Coming Soon."

Shani Phillip Social Worker

 

   

SHANI PHILLIP

I am a social worker because I believe that my small daily actions which help an individual or family can in turn effect change in a whole community.

 

   


MATH DEPARTMENT

Adam Brulhardt - Math Grace Ann Charles Jamecia Forsythe - Math

ADAM BRULHARDT

9th Grade Algebra I
"If I'm not teaching, I play the saxophone and piano, dance salsa, and travel. Spain and Abu Dhabi were my favorite places to visit."

GRACE ANN CHARLES

11th Grade Geometry
"I left teaching and I came back to it, so I know it's a passion. My passion is really just to help kids enjoy learning."

JAMECIA FORSYTHE

9th Grade Statistics
"When I'm not teaching, I like to play basketball, watch "Good Times," and dance (even though I don't know how.)"

Chase McCall Tiffany Rosa - Math
Kristin Kralovic - Math

CHASE MCCALL

10th Grade Algebra II/Trigonometry
"I teach because I believe access to a strong education is the greatest gift anyone can receive, and I love giving gifts. When I'm not teaching, I'm reading modernist novels or playing with my dog, Shadow."

TIFFANY ROSA

Math Specialist
"I teach because I believe in the students the Brooklyn community, especially Brooklyn's Special Education community. They can make the world a better place. I just want to give them the tools to do so."

KRISTIN KRALOVIC

 


PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 Jeannie Callanan Physical Education

 

Deshawna Thompson

 

 

JEANNIE CALLANAN

I teach to positively impact young people and inspire them to live a happy, healthy, long-lasting and successful life. When I’m not teaching, I’m training my clients, working out, jamming out on my drum set or listening to R&B music.

 

 

DESHAWNA THOMPSON

 


SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

 Anna Edge - Science Al Pfaeffle - Science

ANNA EDGE

 

AL PFAEFFLE

Principles of Biomedical Science
"I teach to help our students understand
the world around them and to instill in them the capability to successfully navigate the world."

Keisha Battle
James Zarvos

KEISHA BATTLE

JAMES ZARVOS

11th Grade Earth Science
"I teach science because students should understand that biology relates to their everyday lives and that everything we learn is interconnected."

SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

 Jonathan Walsh - Social Studies Jen Green Mathew Leavitt - Social Studies

JONATHAN WALSH

 

JEN GREEN

Global I-IV, Participation in Government
"I teach because I believe our students will develop solutions we could never imagine. When not teaching, I'm usually running in Prospect Park or swimming at the YMCA."

MATTHEW LEAVITT

9th Grade U.S. History
"I teach social studies because our students have the potential to create a better future when they have a thorough understanding of the present and the past."

Nicolas Lederer - Social Studies  Joseph Perillo - Social Studies

NICOLAS LEDERER

9th Grade Government and Geography
"When I'm not teaching, I'm reading the news or some obscure history book, playing my guitar, or cooking a new dish."

JOSEPH PERILLO

 


INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT DEPARTMENT

 Keisha Battle - Instructional Support Meghan Doyle Morrison - Instructional Support  Gerron Jack - Instructional Support

KEISHA BATTLE

 

MEGAN DOYLE

 

GERRON JACK

Paraprofessional
"I teach because I feel like I can make a difference in young kids' lives."

Shadora Reed - Instructional Support

Tiffany Rosa - Instructional Support
Candice Rosario - Instructional Support

SHADORA REED

Paraprofessional
"When not teaching, I support my daughter in her swim meets."

TIFFANY ROSA

Math Specialist
"I teach because I believe in the students the Brooklyn community, especially Brooklyn's Special Education community. They can make the world a better place. I just want to give them the tools to do so."

CANDICE ROSARIO

Paraprofessional
"I teach because it's a calling, it feels natural to me, and it's my way of giving back to my community and to other minority groups like myself."

Crystal Valentine

CRYSTAL VALENTINE

English Language Arts Specialist
"The late, great Tupac Shakur says it best, "I may not change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.'"


SUPPORT STAFF

Nicholas Bruzese Cassandra Drew  Bergelette Ologan - Payroll Secretary

NICHOLAS BRUZESE

School Aide

CASSANDRA DREW

Community Associate
"I love the opportunity to interact with young minds because young minds, you can mold. Life is a university and it takes a lot of people to mold students in a positive way."

BERGELETTE OOGAN

Payroll and Purchasing Secretary

Debra Thomas  Diamond Williams Peart - School Aide Christian Wickham - School Aide

DEBRA THOMAS

School Secretary
"Quote forthcoming."

DIAMOND WILLIAMS PEART

School Aide -
"Quote forthcoming."

CHRISTIAN WICKHAM

School Aide - 
"Quote forthcoming."

 Diphels Charles - School Aide    

DIPHELS CHARLES

School Aide -
"Quote forthcoming."