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Mission Possible

Stories and insights on excellent education.

At Success Academy, excellent teachers are first and foremost learners. They are constantly seeking feedback and striving to get better. These teachers also strengthen the culture of our organization by being education reform warriors and leaders in their school community. Excellent teachers also achieve results, inspiring and supporting all scholars to learn and excel every day.

Today, we recognize and celebrate 85 educators who embody every form of excellence. Selected from among 1,400 faculty members from across our 34 schools, these 85 extraordinary men and women are the winners of this year’s Success Academy Excellence Awards. This marks the third year Success Academy is recognizing outstanding educators with the Excellence Awards, and this year’s cohort of winners is our largest and most diverse yet. We created three awards to recognize not only our most effective teachers but also our most improved teachers as well as staff members who exemplify ETHOS, the core values of our organization: Excellence, Teamwork, Humor, Ownership, and Scholars.

The winners come from diverse backgrounds and have unique and fascinating stories. They hail from every corner of the country and even other parts of the world, including Lagos, Nairobi, and Port-au-Prince. They use words like goofball, tenacious, loving, and quirky to describe themselves. In addition to content area teachers, the winners include school psychologists, coaches, as well as art, music, chess, and theater teachers. Please join me in congratulating all our Excellence Award winners. And enjoy this special video that pays tribute to these talented and dedicated educators.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Mona Alsaidi
SA High School of the Liberal Arts
English Language Arts Teacher

Stefanie Aquart
SA Bed Stuy 1
3rd Grade ICT Teacher

Haven Bassett
SA Cobble Hill
4th Grade Teacher

Samantha Cheslow
SA Bed Stuy 1
3rd Grade ICT Teacher

Molly DiPeri
SA Hell’s Kitchen
3rd Grade Teacher

Mackenzie Feldman
SA Harlem 4
1st Grade Teacher

Sara Fischer
SA Fort Greene
3rd Grade Teacher

Brandon Gobourne
SA Harlem 1
Science Teacher

Samuel Gradess
SA Williamsburg
4th Grade Teacher

Alison Hanson
SA Bronx 1 Middle School
Science Teacher

Jessica Hoahing
SA Bed Stuy 1
1st Grade Teacher

Delia Hong
SA Upper West
4th Grade ICT Teacher

Margery Huemmler
SA Springfield Gardens
Science Teacher

Tahiri Jean-Baptiste
SA Harlem North Central
English Language Arts Teacher

Page Kahle
SA Union Square
3rd Grade Teacher

Katharine Kincaid
SA Harlem North Central
12:1:1 Teacher

Pranati Kumar
SA Harlem 1
Pre-K Teacher

Foluwaseewa Lawanson
SA Bed Stuy 2
Science Teacher

Erika Little
SA Bed Stuy 1 Middle School
English Language Arts Teacher

Kerri Lynch
SA Bronx 1
4th Grade Teacher

Sheila Palmer
SA Harlem Central
Science Teacher

Elizabeth Pierce
SA Harlem West
History Teacher

Kerrie Riley
SA Crown Heights
3rd Grade Teacher

Caitlin Rogers
SA Upper West
4th Grade ICT Teacher

Paige Schuler
SA Harlem 1
1st Grade Teacher

Derek Tarbell
SA Bensonhurst
Science Teacher

Tamika Tretu
SA Bronx 4
2nd Grade Teacher

Gary Waiyaki
SA Upper West
Science Teacher

Jesse Yabrosky
SA Crown Heights
3rd Grade Teacher

Michael Zupa
SA Bronx 2
Science Teacher

TEACHER GROWTH

Benjamin Durland
SA Harlem 2 Upper
4th Grade ICT Teacher

Chelsea Eisner
SA Bed Stuy 2
1st Grade Teacher

Jasmine Ellison-Moody
SA Bronx 2
1st Grade Teacher

Lily Freedberg
SA Bronx 1
4th Grade Teacher

Natalia Hernandez
SA Washington Heights
1st Grade Teacher

Louvina Jackman
SA Harlem West
Science Teacher

Erika Johnson
SA Harlem 2 Upper
4th Grade ICT Teacher

Rachel Keane
SA Bed Stuy 1
2nd Grade Teacher

Willa Kroll
SA Cobble Hill
2nd Grade Teacher

Elizabeth Lipman
SA Bed Stuy 2
1st Grade Teacher

LaShawn Lopez
SA Harlem North West
English Language Arts Teacher

Samuel Luddy
SA Bergen Beach
Music/Chorus Teacher

Whitney Marte
SA Hell’s Kitchen
Kindergarten Teacher

Margaret Meier
SA Harlem North Central
4th Grade ICT Teacher

Carolyn Nadler
SA Union Square
1st Grade Teacher

Sadie Pincus
SA Williamsburg
Music/Chorus Teacher

Anthony Randon
SA Midtown West
Math Teacher

Naomi Riemer
SA Harlem 5
3rd Grade ICT Teacher

Brittany Saraga
SA Fort Greene
1st Grade Teacher

Anne Suliga
SA Bronx 3 Upper
3rd Grade Teacher

Aisatou Toure
SA Bronx 3 Lower
2nd Grade Teacher

Emily Weiswasser
SA Harlem 3 Lower
1st Grade Teacher

Kristin Zuech
SA Rosedale
Kindergarten Teacher

ETHOS

Biiftu Aba-Jebel
SA Harlem 5
Kindergarten Teacher

Nicole Alicino
SA Harlem North West
School Psychologist

Allysa Axelband
SA Bronx 3 Lower
SETSS Teacher

Jennifer Bauer
SA Fort Greene
Dance Teacher

Stephanie Blieka
SA Harlem Central
English Language Arts Teacher

Sarah Bromley
SA Bronx 1 Middle School
Math Teacher

Dana Colella
SA Springfield Gardens
SETSS Teacher

Cole Coyle
SA Harlem 3 Upper
Athletic Coach

Kathleen Dempsey
SA Bed Stuy 1
School Psychologist

Elisabeth Gosselin
SA Harlem East
Dance Teacher

Christopher Johnson
SA Harlem 4
Chess Teacher

Amanda Jones
SA Harlem North West
Music/Chorus Teacher

Nicole Kadansky
SA Bergen Beach
Science Teacher

Ian Kalafatis
SA Rosedale
School Psychologist

John Kaufmann
SA Union Square
2nd Grade ICT Teacher

Emma Kelly
SA Prospect Heights
School Psychologist

Andrea King
SA Harlem 1
SETSS Teacher

Christian Lehr
SA High School of the Liberal Arts
History Teacher

Michelle Lian
SA Harlem 2 Lower
Kindergarten Teacher

Grace Lieberman
SA Bensonhurst
SETSS Teacher

Fritz Marshall
SA Crown Heights
1st Grade ICT Teacher

Jennifer Mruk
SA Bronx 4
SETSS Teacher

Amelia Page
SA Williamsburg
SETSS Teacher

Danielle Pottberg
SA High School of the Liberal Arts
Art Teacher

Holly Relyea
SA Harlem 4
Art Teacher

Carson Rockefeller
SA Bronx 1
Science Teacher

Kathryn Stanley
SA Upper West
School Psychologist

Natasha Storonsky
SA Washington Heights
School Psychologist

Alice Tran
SA Bronx 2
School Psychologist

Moira Tuohy
SA Bed Stuy 2
Art Teacher

Naeri Yoon
SA Bronx 2 Middle School
English Language Arts Teacher

Jun Yoon
SA Harlem East
Math Teacher

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