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About Achievement First Bushwick Elementary School

125 Covert Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone: 347-471-2550 
Fax: 718-228-9540

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Opened: September 2006
Grades: K to four
Number of Students in 2016-17: 476
Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 7:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday    

"Home of the Bushwick Bobcats"

School Leader

Courtney Saretzky is the principal of Achievement First Bushwick Elementary School. She joined Achievement First in 2010 and most recently served as Achievement First Bushwick Elementary’s Dean of Special Services, where she created and led the school’s special services program. Achievement First Bushwick Elementary proudly serves the largest population of students with disabilities in the AF elementary cohort and was recognized by the NYCDOE as one of only eight city schools with high needs populations that excels at preparing scholars for college. Prior to joining Achievement First, Mrs. Saretzky was a Teach for America corps member and taught for four years at a public school in Brooklyn, NY. She was raised in Virginia and double majored in English and psychology at the College of William and Mary. Mrs. Saretzky earned a Masters in Teaching and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Autism and Multiple and Severe Disabilities from Pace University. 

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