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Summer Principals Academy

The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership

Betsaida Luna

About Betsaida

Betsaida Luna teaches math at DeWitt Clinton High School, a large school of approximately 4300 students, most of whom come from low-income families. Clinton is nonetheless able to offer 18 AP courses, 40 clubs, and collaborate with Lehman College to enable students to earn college credit in high school. Betsaida has aided several of these efforts by writing several small grants, serving on the curriculum writing committee and founding and coaching the DeWitt Clinton Dance Team, which has finished in the top 3 in each of its competitions. Betsaida was nominated for a 2013 Big Apple Award and received a Recognition for Excellence in Teaching Award from the NYCDOE. Betsaida’s goal is to lead a school that facilitates the development of lifelong learners, thinkers, creators and leaders among both its staff and student body.

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