790 East New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Opened: August 2005
Grades: K to four
Number of Students in 2016-17: 464
Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday -Thursday ; 7:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday
Camilla Lopez is the principal at Achievement First Crown Heights Elementary School. Ms. Lopez grew up in Taos, New Mexico, and graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in film and sociology. Following graduation, she entered the NYC Teaching Fellows Program and earned her master's degree in education from Fordham University. Ms. Lopez spent her first years as a teacher working in the New York City public school system. In 2005, she joined the Achievement First Crown Heights Elementary team as a founding first-grade teacher. She went on to teach second grade and serve as academic dean for three years. In her 14 years as an educator, and her 6 years as a principal, Ms. Lopez has taught first through fifth grades and is deeply committed to the work of Achievement First in Crown Heights.
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