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About Achievement First East New York Elementary School

557 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone: 718-485-4924
Fax: 718-228-6028

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Opened: September 2005
Grades: K to four
Number of Students in 2016-17: 458
Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. Mon – Thurs: 7:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday

"For the strength of the pack is the wolf. And the strength of the wolf is the pack."


School Leader

Injy Carpenter is the principal of Achievement First East New York Elementary School. She is a native New Yorker with proud Brooklyn roots. Ms. Carpenter joined Achievement First East New York Elementary School in 2007 as a third-grade teacher and Saturday Academy director. Since 2007, she has served in several leadership roles including third-grade chairwoman, leadership fellow, dean of school culture and academic dean. Prior to her work with Achievement First, Ms. Carpenter was a Teach For America corps member and taught middle school math in Harlem. She graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in history and Chinese language, and went on to earn her M.S.T. from Pace University. Ms. Carpenter is deeply committed to supporting all students as they climb the mountain to college, and to their families, teachers and leaders who are working tirelessly to help them reach the summit.

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