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Thank you to the veterans in our community!

November 10, 2021 Success Academy

The call to military service is not answered lightly, and those who sign up to serve our nation are often some of the most mission-driven people among us. It should come as no surprise, then, that so many veterans continue to serve their communities in some form after their military careers.  We’re lucky to have... Read more

Solving Problems and Jumping Rope: One MilVet’s Life as a Business Operations Manager

May 20, 2019 Success Academy

After serving in the military for over 11 years, John Bolsch joined Success Academy in May 2018 as a Business Operations Manager (BOM). We spent the day with John to learn more about what it takes to remain proactive and responsive to the fast-paced nature of school operations. Read more

Why We Celebrate Veterans Day

November 13, 2017 Success Academy

Getting scholars to pay rapt attention during an assembly is no easy feat, but that’s exactly what the panelists at SA Upper West’s Veterans Day Community Circle were able to do. The event was the brain-child of Assistant Science Teacher, Juan Rosario, an Air Force Veteran of six years. Inspired by his scholars, he wanted to do something to help them understand why we celebrate Veterans Day—by meeting and hearing from real veterans. Read more

From Platoon Leader to Business Operations Manager — A Day in the Life of Tunde Osilaja

November 9, 2017 Success Academy

William “Tunde” Osilaja joined Success Academy as a Business Operations Manager (BOM) in September 2016 at our Bronx 3 Middle School. BOMs report directly to our Principals and serve as key members of a school’s leadership team. On October 20, 2017, we accompanied Tunde as he went about his day as a Business Operations Manager. Read more

After Serving Overseas, a Veteran Finds Success

March 6, 2017 Success Academy

Five years ago, Andrew Batwash was deployed in Afghanistan, leading efforts to defuse roadside bombs. Read more

After Leaving to Serve His Country, Teacher Returns to Say Thank You

February 22, 2016 Brenda Gonzalez

Our school has not been the same since Chris took his leave of absence in December, but we were thrilled that he returned Feb. 19, even if for only one day. Read more