Middle School Staff

Middle School Staff

Leadership

Edwin Santiago II

Principal

Eloise Cummings

Assistant Principal

Sixth Grade

Amanda Berthelot

Humanities

Enosha Chapman

Mathematics

Nicki Lowell

Mathematics

Canieshia Philips

Science

Charles Ritter

SETSS / ICT

Seventh Grade

Jose Castello

Humanities

Elizabeth Navarro

Humanities

Kirsten Philips

SETSS / ICT

Nafesa Scott

Mathematics
Dean of Mathematics

Jermisha Williams

Science
Dean of Science

Eighth Grade

Christia Guevara

Science

Matthew Hackney

Humanities

Specialists

Careitha Davis

Dance Teacher

Krystle Dawn

Theatre Teacher

Anna Brathwaite MacGregor

Music

Yudy Vanegas

Spanish and ENL

Ezron Quammie

Physical Education Teacher

Student Supports

Karla Espinoza

Social Worker

Jeffrey Losak

Special Education Coordinator

Operations

Isabel Cusirramos

Director of Operations

Taisha Cuffee

School Aide

Michael Reyes

School Aide

Amber Rivera

School Aide

Anthony Bhimsain

Data Analyst
All Campuses

Board

Nancy Lewson Kurz
Board Chair and CEO
Beginning with Children

Michelle Brooks
Senior Director, Treasurer
Chobani

Chris Gaulin
HealthCor Management, L.P.
Portfolio Manager

Deborah Goldfarb
Managing Director
Barclays Capital

Mychal Harrison
Senior Vice President
Deloitte CRG

Eric Hoffman
Principal
Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Kofi N. Kankam
Co-Founder and CEO
Admit.me

Marshall King
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Justin Nowell
Associate
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Carol F. Reich, Ph.D (1935-2019)
Co-Founder
Beginning with Children

Joseph H. Reich
Emeritus Board Member, Co-Founder
Beginning with Children

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.

Graduation Season

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Spring Concert

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Please watch the livestream video coverage of our Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 Spring Concert by clicking the button below!