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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Rafael Montoya teaches high school students at P.S. X721 Stephen McSweeney School that serves students with Special Needs. In this position, Rafael has spent eight years instructing students with Autism. Rafael also works alongside administrators, teachers, and parents on the School Leadership Team which directs the school in determining new curriculums, develops school-based educational policies and assesses school's educational programs and their effects on the students' achievement and success. In order to become an educator Rafael served as a paraprofessional in an inclusion classroom before being selected as a New York City Teaching Fellow. Rafael aspires to become an administrator in the New York City Department of Education in order help bring positive change and progress to inner city schools.