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Summer Principals Academy NYC and NOLA
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Adaleza Michelena

B.A. in Political Science, Columbia College; MBA in International Marketing Management, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College; M.S. Ed. in Secondary Math Education, St. John’s University. Adaleza comes to Teachers College with wide-ranging experience as an educator and as a leader. After earning an MBA she was began a teaching career in the New York City Teaching Fellow program, in which she studied for a Master’s degree at night while teaching middle school math during the day. Adaleza has been continuously elected to important leadership positions since beginning her life as a teacher. She has served as a Lead Teaching Fellow, Chairperson to her school’s Leadership Team and is presently a Lead Math Coach for the New York City Department of Education, training all 80 Math Coaches in Region 5.

Adaleza is currently a Principal at the High School for Innovation, Advertising and Media in the Bronx, New York.