Clinton Hill Middle School Faculty & Staff

Jaclyn DeLuca

Principal

Macalester College, B.A., Pace University, M.S.

Jaclyn (Jackie) DeLuca is the Founding Principal of Brooklyn Prospect Clinton Hill Middle School. She joined Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in 2012 as a middle school reading intervention specialist. During her tenure at Brooklyn Prospect, she has demonstrated tremendous leadership in pioneering key strategic initiatives to improve the quality of reading and writing instruction across our middle and high schools. A seasoned educator and experienced administrator, Jackie understands the transformational impact that developing rich reading lives can have on young minds.

Jackie received her B.A. in psychology from Macalester College and her M.A. from Pace University, where she majored in middle school education and specialized in working with students with disabilities. Jackie’s deep understanding of the importance of student literacy was ignited early in her career when she served as a Teach for America Corps member at Mott Hall III Academy in the Bronx, and later as a founding special education teacher and special education coordinator at Achievement First East New York Middle School in Brooklyn. Prior to joining Brooklyn Prospect, Jackie was also awarded a Michael Jordan Foundation grant, which she used to plan and orchestrate the full development of a middle school library, converted from a vacant classroom.

Since the opening of Clinton Hill Middle School in 2016, the school’s students and teachers have benefitted immensely from Jackie’s knowledge, teaching experience, and determination to foster a warm and inviting educational environment.

Anne Weaver

Social Worker

University of Dayton, B.A.; Loyola University Chicago, M.A.

Annie Rudnick

Humanities Teacher

New York University, B.A.; Columbia University, M.S.

Asheley Sylvestre

Program Assistant

University of Albany, SUNY, B.A.

Asija Bailey

Science Lead Teacher

The Sage Colleges, B.S. & M.A. candidate

Beatrice White

Math Teacher

Carlton College, B.A., Columbia University, Teachers College, M.A.

Bradley Jensen

ELA Teacher

University of New Hampshire, B.A.; Boston College, M.Ed

Brando Valencia

Spanish Teacher

Marist College, B.A.

Brannon O'Connor

EMAT Intern

Wheaton College, B.A.

Courtney Sakamoto

Program Operations Manager

Rutgers University, B.A.; Johns Hopkins University, MSEd

Crosby Newcomer-Falk

Math Learning Specialist

New York University, B.A.; Long Island University, M.A.

Damon Hill

EMAT Intern

University of San Diego, B.A.; Queens University of Charlotte, M.A.

Daniela Calcagni

Math Teacher

Bucknell University, B.A., Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Danielle Camero

Learning Specialist, Student Support Services Department Head

University of San Deigo, B.A., University of Hawaii, Post-Baccalaureate

Darian Sanders

ELA/Humanities Learning Specialist

Wesleyan, B.A.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Eric Azersky

Physical Education Teacher

Bucknell University, B.A.

Erica Salomon

Social Worker

University of Vermont, B.A.; New York University, M.S.W.

Germaine Greene

Dean of Students

Trinity College, B.A., Long Island University, M.S.

Grace Lindsey

Humanities Teacher

Yale University, B.A., Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.T. Candidate

Haley Siegel

Learning Specialist

Michigan St., B.A.

Hyein DeGannes

Mandarin Teacher, World Language Department Head

Renmin University of China, B.A., Shanghai Normal University, M.A., New York University, M.A.

Jamica Craig

Math Teacher

University of South Florida, B.A.; Concordia University, M.Ed.

Jamie Pereira

Learning Specialist

New York University, B.A., University of Texas at Austin, M.S., CUNY Hunter College, M.S.

Jennifer Richardson

Science Lead Teacher

Boston University, B.A.; Relay Graduate School Education, M.A.

Jerelyn Luther

Science Teacher

Yale University, B.A.

Jessica Ruperto-Rivera

Guidance Counselor

CUNY Queens, B.A. & M.A.

Julia Steinberg

ELA Teacher, ELA/Humanities Department Head

Kenyon College, B.A., Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.T. Candidate

Kate Sugar

ELA Teacher

California Polytechnic State University, B.A., Touro College, M.S., Columbia University, M.F.A.

Kelly Vaughan

Science Teacher, Math/Science Department Head

Stanford University, B.A., Columbia University, Teachers College, M.A.

Kirsten Phillips

12:1:1 Teacher

CUNY Hunter College, B.A.; Long Island University, M.S.Ed

Martial Toussaint

Youth Development & School Culture Head

Brown University, B.A.

Marcelle Aquino-Bodden

Math Teacher

Florida Atlantic University, B.B.A.; St. John's University, M.S.

Michael Adme

Dance Teacher

College of Staten Island, B.A.

Myra Milam

ELA Learning Specialist

Truman State University, B.A.; Columbia University M.S.

Neal Rabinowitz

Program Coordinator

Brandeis University, B.A., Brandeis International Business School, M.A.

Olaya Barr

ELA Resident Teacher

NYU College of Arts and Science, B.A.; Columbia University, MFA

Patrick Rattoballi

Operations Coordinator

Binghamton University, B.A., University of Pennsylvania, M.A.

Sommer Pirrung

Spanish Teacher

University of Pittsburgh, B.S.; Temple University, M.S.Ed

Staci Young

Learning Specialist

Metropolitan College, B.S., Saint John's University, M.S.

Stephanie Marchena

Visual Arts Teacher

Columbia University, B.A.; NYU Steinhardt, M.A.

Tracy Garrison-Feinberg

Humanities Teacher

The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, M.A.

Tracey Graham

After School Program Manager

University of Phoenix, B.S.

Victoria Wint

Head of Operations

Williams College, B.A., Pace Unversity, M.S.

Vivian Liu

Mandarin Teacher

National Taiwan Normal University, B.A.

Wesley Webb

Music Teacher

University of Minnesota, B.A.; New York University, M.F.A.

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