…so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean...

Michelle Obama



Leadership Team

The administration and faculty at PS 11 are thought leaders in their disciplines who are unyielding in their commitment to our students. They bring varied and rich experiences from many corners of the United States and the world. The leadership and faculty have a shared mission to equip every child with the foundation needed to be strong leaders that can go confidently forth as they live the life they imagine.


 
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Abidemi Hope

Principal

Ms. Hope was named Principal at PS 11 in 2014, after serving as Assistant Principal at the school for approximately 10 years. A proven leader and a firm believer in service, Ms. Hope has dedicated her life and career to educating the whole child and giving the children perspectives to compete as global citizens. She started her career in the classroom in the public school setting. Originally from South America, Ms. Hope and her family reside in Brooklyn. She finds her center through meditation and yoga and when she has the time, she loves to read over a steaming cup of green tea.


 
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RASHEDA RAND

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Prior to her appointment as Assistant Principal at PS 11, Mrs. Rand focused on math instruction at the school and in her career. In her day-to-day, she ensures the school and classroom operations are optimized and works closely with Ms. Hope and the teachers to track and analyze academic performance data on an on-going basis. She is a proud PS 11 mom.


 
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CLEMENT RAND

PARENT COORDINATOR

Mr. Rand’s relationship with PS 11 goes back to 1995 when his eldest daughter was a kindergarten student. Since then, he has served in volunteer capacities as a tutor, assistant basketball coach, and PTA President (just to name a few), all of this prior to joining PS 11 staff as the Parent Coordinator almost 15 years ago. In his everyday, he leverages his experience as an elementary school parent, leader and advocate to foster the community feel PS 11 is known for. Mr. Rand is unrivaled in his enthusiasm and fabulous musical taste. If you hear booming music that makes you want to pick up and dance, you can be sure Mr. Rand is not far away. 

 

Teaching Faculty

Our teachers proudly take on the task of developing carefully designed curriculum in alignment with the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), constantly assessing curricular goals and objectives and refining practices accordingly. To support learning styles, teachers incorporate technology in all subject areas.  


PRE-K

S. Hutchinson
S. Frohlich
D. Bergstol
C. Viard

KINDERGARTEN

A. Fowler-Pitts
L. Son
K. Cancila
D. Freeman
B. Branch / K. Rawlins

FIRST GRADE

E. Nolan
N. Richard
A. Lowe
M. Denman / C. Pelton
M. Chan

SECOND GRADE

D. Frazier
M. Modeste
L. Dominado
N. Hardowar / L. Lam
Y. Beaton

THIRD GRADE

B. Rahman
C. Henriksen
M. Drapala / S. St. Germain
A. Londis
S. Jackson

FOURTH GRADE

A. Sankar
A. Lorenzo
D. Flood
A. Ramirez
S. Sinchi / J. Bain

FIFTH GRADE

N. Abdul-Samaad
B. Malin-Mayor
C. Brown
M. Washington
S. McKie / M. Lachman

 

CLUSTER TEACHERS

Dance/Movement
M. Williams

Instrumental (Band)
R. Reddy

Science Lab (3–5)
R. Tommaselli

Technology Lab
P. Aigbekaen

Drama
K. Watson

Physical Education
A. Padgett / A. Fullerton

Spanish Lab
A. Camilo

Visual Arts Lab
N. DeSilva

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS

C. Andrew
C. Brown
F. Yelverton
K. Lamar
G. Cayaso
J. Edmonds
C. Feaster

J. Li
K. O’Garro
G. Thomas
L. Ross
E. Moquete
L. Dieujuste

 

Support Staff

It takes a village to provide a safe, supportive, and well-rounded learning environment. We are fortunate to have an experienced team of skilled professionals and dedicated specialists that committed to our students.


 AIDES

C. Davidson
A. Nedderman
C. Cunningham

GUIDANCE
COUNSELOR

C. Diane Nathaniel

SAFETY

B. Thompson

SECRETARIES

D. Omorodion
R. Mincy-Dillard

ELL

M. Miszczak

INSTRUCTIONAL
COACHES

N. Tomlin
I. Clarke

NURSE

L. Snaith

SPECIAL SERVICES

AIS/SETSS/IEP Teacher
T. Watson

Speech Teacher
O. Savuk

FACILITIES

Custodial Engineer
L. Romani

Fire Marshall
J. Colonna
K. Johnson

LUNCHROOM

W. Buchanan
S. Watts
K. Givens