Where are you from?
I was born in Nassau County Hospital, but raised in Brooklyn from the age of 1.
What drew you to BPCS?
I loved the mission, especially the idea of training and retaining excellent teachers. I saw that as a unique outlook on schooling and something that I would like to be a part of. Also really liked meeting and talking with leadership, felt that we had similar values and that I could work with them.
Why do you love it?
How many times in life do you get the chance to build something that can and should outlive you? It’s an amazing opportunity that gets me through the tough times and mundane tasks. I also really love the people in my building (big and small) — it’s a place where people are looking out for each other and caring for each other.
Favorite thing about your day?
Coaching meetings with my admin team. I love it when they have success in a meeting with a teacher, parent, etc. It makes me feel successful to be able to support and develop others into their better selves.
Fun fact about yourself:
I was once the NYC High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. That was also my last year coaching. . . in the famous words of George Costanza, “always leave them wanting more.”