Why build a career with Brooklyn Prospect?

We’re dedicated to diversity and equity. Building a truly inclusive community for our students and staff is our most important goal, our hardest challenge, and the driving force behind everything we do. We have been champions of inclusion from the outset, and our diverse team of educators, leaders and staff bring the kind of experiences and perspectives to the table that will help us achieve our goal.

Learning never stops.

Students aren’t the only ones learning at Brooklyn Prospect. We push ourselves to continuously improve our craft and get better at what we do, inside and outside of the classroom. Our system of dedicated professional development sessions, substantial resource sharing, classroom observations, regular 1:1 meetings, professional reviews, and parent/student surveys all combine to make sure the learning never stops.

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Your curiosity counts.

We encourage team members to bring new strategies and tactics to the table because many minds are always better than one. We’re tackling some of the toughest challenges in public school education, and empowering our team to be creative problem solvers is essential to our continued success. At Brooklyn Prospect, diversity is more than demographics — its diversity of ideas, too.

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What We Value

Commitment To One Mission

We are all united by one purpose: to create the best educational environment for our students.

Community

We are tenacious in building positive working relationships with colleagues and we work hard to celebrate the work of others.

Collaboration

We value diversity in thinking and solicit input from peers and stakeholders when making decisions that impact others.

Continuous Improvement

We are lifelong learners and are empowered by a feedback cycle — up, down, and sideways.

Meet Our Team

%
of employees speak a language other than english / 16 languages spoken across organization
%
of faculty have advanced degrees (Masters and above)
%
of teachers have 5+ years of classroom experience
%
of BPCS employees identify as persons of color

Jumaane Saunders

Principal

Downtown Elementary School

Bio

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.”

Maya Flores

Associate Director, Student Recruitment

Central Office

Bio

Where are you from?

Austin, Texas

What drew you to BPCS?

Its powerful mission and supportive learning environment.

Why do you love it?

I love that we’re asking tough questions to explore the meaning of a fully integrated classroom.

Favorite thing about your day?

Working with a group of individuals that share a passion for diversity in public schools. You can observe in daily conversations that the people here are invested in our mission and the students, something that can be hard to find at the admin level.

Fun fact about yourself:

I live for good, authentic queso.

Wendell Cheung

Head of Instruction

Brooklyn Prospect High School

Bio

Where are you from?

I was originally born in Hong Kong, but raised on Long Island, NY. Currently living in Brooklyn.

What drew you to BPCS?

BPCS is a small school community that has a commitment to its teaching faculty and a diverse student/family community. Both its extremely collaborative environment amongst teachers, students, and families and its focus on strong academics drew me to the school.

Why do you love it?

BPCS really values teachers and allows us to truly focus on teaching and learning. All faculty and staff work hard to ensure that they are supporting students. I’m able to work on preparing strong algebra lessons for my students and coaching our math/science team to do their best and grow as an educator. And also, the student body is amazing!

Favorite thing about your day?

My favorite part of my day is teaching my algebra classes and pushing students to work hard and love math.

Fun fact about yourself:

I love traveling – I’ve been to 35 countries and counting!

Karishma Chanda

Program Manager

Windsor Terrace Middle School

Bio

Where are you from?

Long Island!

What drew you to BPCS?

I came to BPCS after working at the college level for several years. I had previously worked with middle and high school students and missed the energy and excitement of that age group. Having grown up in an extremely diverse community, I was looking for a school that valued student identity and diversity and Brooklyn Prospect seemed to fit that.

Why do you love it?

Our students are some of the most thoughtful, reflective and charismatic students I’ve worked with. They’re excited to be part of the community and have clear and strong opinions. The faculty and staff are also engaged in conversations around access and diversity and constantly looking to refine their practices.

Favorite thing about your day?

Anytime there’s a chance for student interaction is my favorite! Students tend to stop by my office for tissues and bandages but sometimes to share something they’re passionate about, or something they’ve read or heard about, and those are great moments.

Fun fact about yourself:

During one year of grad school, I watched over 400 movies. I now know a lot about a lot of movies.

Overview Of Benefits

401(k) with employer matching

Generous PTO and family leave policies

Medical, dental, vision benefits

Pre-tax transit and flexible spending account options

Pet insurance

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