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Summer Principals Academy NYC
Teachers College, Columbia University
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in New York City

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Dawn Brooks-Decosta

B.Ed. in Art Education, St. John’s University and M.Ed. in Art Education, Queens College. Dawn is a Fine Art and Literacy teacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in Harlem. She was a UFT Chapter Leader and took on leadership roles with staff, negotiated with administration and organized efforts for staff members in her school. She is a dedicated arts teacher who teaches the visual arts but also enhances the total learning of children in all subject areas. She was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award in 1998 and was featured on a CNN interview, “Through a Child’s Eyes.”

Dawn is now working as Fine Arts Coordinator at Thurgood Marshall Academy, New York.