Middle School Staff

Leadership

Edwin Santiago II

Co-Principal

Eloise Cummings

Co-Principal

Ms. Scott

Assistant Principal

Sixth Grade

Fiona Costello

Math

Crismary Cisnero

ICT/SETSS

Raven Dantzler

Humanities

Sabina Rodriguez

History

Seventh Grade

Enosha Chapman

Mathematics

Kirsten Philips

History

Jermisha Williams

Dean of Science

Alexis Bravo

ICT/SETSS

Stanley Brooks

ELA

Jordyn Fitzell

ICT/SETTS

Eighth Grade

Matthew Hackney

Humanities

Nicole Brown

ICT/SETSS

Helaina Govia

Math & ICT/SETSS

Rahsaan Hawkins

Math

Specials

Essence John

Dance

Anna Brathwaite MacGregor

Music

Keon Seabrook

Afterschool Director

Alexus Stanley

Physical Education

Gabrial Acosta

Art

Rodney Smith

Drumming

Student Supports

Henry Celis

ENL Teacher

Karla Espinoza

Social Worker

Jessica Ramos

Social Worker

Brea George

SPED & Assessment Coordinator

Lovnisha Wilkerson

12:1:1

Michael Filippino

12:1:1

Operations

Lauren Hernandez

Director of Operations

Taisha Cuffee

Operations Associate

Megan Valentin

Operations Associate

Amber Rivera

Operations Associate

Anthony Bhimsain

Senior Data Associate, All Schools

Daisy Peralta

Operations Assistant

Domingo Suero

Security

Founders Joe and Carol Reich

The principles we were building our school on, presented something potentially huge in education reform. These principles-parental choice, freedom to operate in a manner consistent with the needs of specific children, parent involvement, longer school days and a longer school year, merit compensation for teachers-could be a game changer for children of poverty. It was the growing sense of this possibility that re-energized us and gave us the strength to push on, for as long as necessary.

We both shared a common and basic belief: families of means can afford to send their children to private schools or relocate to an affluent neighborhood where public schools have greater resources. The poor cannot. We recoiled against this injustice. We made it our own struggle.