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About Achievement First Brownsville Elementary School

2021 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Phone: 347-471-2600
Fax: 718-346-3270

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Opened: August 2008
Grades: K to four
Number of Students in 2016-17: 460
Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 7:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday    

"Home of the Bears"

School Leader

Katherine Roger is the principal of Achievement First Brownsville Elementary. To prepare for this role, she participated in rigorous leadership training through Achievement First’s Principal-in-Residence program. Prior to this role, Ms. Roger was the Founding Academic Dean of Achievement First Brownsville Middle School for three years, helping to drive some of the strongest English language arts results in the Achievement First Network and some of the highest math achievement growth in New York City. Before coming to Achievement First, Ms. Roger was a program director and real-time coach for Teach For America in Washington D.C.  Ms. Roger has also worked as a middle school English language arts teacher in Washington D.C. and was the recipient of a national Teach For America award. Ms. Roger earned a B.A. in English and French at Coe College and an M.A. in teaching from American University. Ms. Roger loves working with the AF Brownsville community and looks forward to continuing to help students climb the mountain to college.

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