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Teachers College Community School (TCCS)
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  • Jeanene Worrell-Breeden Feature

    Jeanene Worrell-Breeden
    Principal of Teachers College Community School
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Welcome to TCCS

  • Welcome

    TCCS principalTeachers 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.

    We hope you will navigate the site, explore our vision and learn more about our plans for the community school. Use the navigation at the top to find out more.