Teachers College and the New York City Department of Education opened Teachers College Community School in September 2011. It is a non-selective school that is intended to demonstrate how affiliation with a higher education institution can lead to effective implementation of comprehensive educational services in an urban, community public school. Opening with Kindergarten, the school is phasing in one grade a year. When fully enrolled, the school will serve approximately 300 children in Grades Pk-8.
Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, the founding principal, is a highly accomplished and innovative educator with 20 years of experience in the New York City public schools as a teacher and administrator. She is a graduate of Penn State, holds two master’s degrees (from City College and Fordham), and is a certified reading specialist.
“Throughout my career as a classroom teacher, staff developer, assistant principal and principal, I have endeavored to enable students to engage in self-reflection and understand the value of interdependence. I have taught students to be responsible, compassionate, honest, competitive, understanding and aware. I have prepared students, staff and parents with the materials and tools that will extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom. I look forward to bringing that wealth of experience and knowledge to the Teachers College Community School,” says Principal Breeden.
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