Sarah Kugelman is a Partner Teacher and UFT Chapter Leader at PS 770 The New American Academy, a Brooklyn school predicated on the idea that student achievement is directly tied to the quality of teacher instruction. Here Sarah and her fellow teachers work in teams of 3-5 to serve grade-level cohorts of 45-60 and loop with their students to establish relationships with families over the course of several years together. Prior to joining TNAA, Sarah taught 4th grade at PS 33 Chelsea Prep, where she developed and led the school’s Behavior Intervention Team and co-coordinated the Upstate Downstate School Partnership. In 2010, Sarah was chosen to be a part of the Whitney Museum of Art Teacher Exchange Program in which she collaborated and developed curriculum with museum educators and other New York City teachers. She hopes to be a principal for a school that fosters collaboration, leadership, and reflection for both students and teachers.