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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Marvin Walker is Special Education Coordinator and Lead Math Teacher at Brooklyn West Alternative Learning Center, a school designed to serve a transient population of students from Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island who are serving long-term suspensions for disciplinary infractions at their home schools. In addition to the academic program, BWALC provides an intensive social-emotional advisory that focuses on teaching students strategies aimed at resolving conflicts. Marivn and his colleagues execute a curriculum comprised of social skills instruction coupled with daily physical wellness activities to promote healthy social interactions and provide students with awareness about their bodies. Ultimately, Marvin would like to design a school that supports our most at-risk populations: students who get repeatedly suspended from their neighborhood schools.