Sunset Yards Middle School - Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Sunset Yards Middle Faculty & Staff

Cyana Rahming

Founding Principal

Cyana Rahming began her career as a Dean of Students at Summit Academy in Red Hook, Brooklyn. There, her experience nurtured an appreciation for community and advocacy, which she believes is vital in upholding equitable education systems. She later continued her work as a Dean with Uncommon Schools at varied locations in Brooklyn. One of which became a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School during her tenure.
Additionally, Cyana served as a Dean of Instruction and Assistant Principal with Ascend Schools in Brooklyn. She and a team of Prospectors founded Sunset Yards Middle School in 2023. Her leadership lends expertise around creating and sustaining school systems that prioritize safety, inclusivity, socio-emotional learning, and academic rigor. Some notable student outcomes from her prior leadership experiences include substantial growth in student reading levels and NYS ELA exam scores.
Cyana has also coached varsity girls’ volleyball and is an extracurricular activity enthusiast. She can often be found cheering for students with their families at school events. She has a 3 year-old daughter, Cielle, who is thrilled to be an honorary Prospector!
Cyana earned a B.A. in English Literature from Hofstra University, specializing in creative writing. She then earned her M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University, specializing in nonprofit management. She is an Urban Education Leadership Program doctoral student at Columbia University Teachers College.

Anastasia Brown

Director of STEM and Student Supports

Cassamara Campbell

Science Teacher

Danielle Gray

Visual Arts Teacher

Elizabeth "Libby" Monahan

Founding Director of Operations

Lori White

IEP Coordinator and Learning Specialist

Klara Jean-Baptiste

5th Grade Teacher

Marquea Alexander

Humanities Teacher

Renai Foster

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Sarah Benmen

5th Grade Teacher/Learning Specialist

Kourtney Brown

6th Grade Math Teacher

Nia Ferguson

Physical Education

Wizlie St. Jean

Operations Coordinator

Kamille Patrick-Bennett


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