• 2016-2017 Blackboard Awards For Schools & Principals

    The 14 honorees reflect the best in city education at every grade level and in every sector (public, private, charter, and parochial)

    By New York Family

    BBA_HONOREES_2016_WEBOn Monday, December 5, the 2016-2017 Blackboard Awards For Schools and Principals, presented by New York Family, honored 14 of the city’s finest schools and principals in a special ceremony at the the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Matthew Bruderle, a program manager at The Hechinger Report, was the co-host, along with Eric Messinger, the editor of New York Family. The event was sponsored in part by Bright KidsDK, NYIT, Northwell-GoHealth Urgent Care, Smart City Kids, and the Yorkville Youth Athletic Association.

    The Blackboard Awards honor excellence in local education in all sectors (public, private, charter, and parochial), and all grade levels (nursery through high school). The annual schools and principals’ ceremony is in the fall, and the annual teachers’ ceremony in the spring. Parents are welcome and encouraged to nominate their beloved schools and educators, and we typically hear from several thousand local families in the course of the year. We also have a board of advisors, experts in local education, who make recommendations as well (in fact, with the 2017 Blackboard Awards for Teachers coming up next, we would especially welcome nominations for wonderful teachers right now).

    To see a video of this year’s Awards, scroll to the bottom of this post.

    And the 2016-2017 Blackboard Awards for Schools & Principals Honorees are:

    92 Y Nursery School
    Director: Ellen Birnbaum
    Associate Director: Shereen Rutman

    The Calhoun School
    Head Of School: Steven Nelson

    Columbia Secondary School For Math Science & Engineering
    Principal: Miriam Nightengale

    East Side Community School
    Principal: Mark Federman

    Food And Finance High School
    Principal: Roger Turgeon

    Growing Up Green Charter School
    Founder & Executive Director: Matthew Greenberg
    Co-Heads of the Elementary School: Brittany Tuber & Lauren Barkan
    Head of the Middle School: Jennifer Slutak
    Associate Head of the Middle School: Steve Viola

    Manhattan Village Academy
    Principal: Hector Geager

    Mott Hall Bridges Academy
    Principal: Nadia Lopez

    Mott Haven Academy Charter School
    Principal & Founder: Jessica Nauiokas
    Assistant Principal: Ashlyn Field

    PS 31 – Samuel F. Dupont Magnet School for the Arts and Humanities
    Principal: Mary Scarlato

    PS 290 –Manhattan New School
    Principal: Doreen Esposito

    Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
    Head of School: Benjamin Mann

    St. Ann, The Personal School
    Principal: Hope Mueller

    TriBeCa Community School
    Founder: Ayala Marcktell
    Principal: Kristen Pallonetti













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