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At most schools, the principal is the school leader responsible for non-instructional functions. Not here. Every one of our schools has an operations team, led by the director of operations, that takes care of all of that vital work.

And our operations professionals are some of the most efficient people you can find. They take care of everything from bus scheduling and facilities management to finances and attendance analysis. Their strong work allows our principals and deans to focus on instruction, observation, and coaching. Because of their support, students, teachers, and leaders thrive.


    “For me, this work is especially important because we’re helping shape our future. These scholars are our future politicians, doctors, teachers, and community organizers.”

    Melissa Escano, Student Services Manager of Culture, AF Bushwick Elementary

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    “Each day is different. There are different challenges, but there are also a lot of reasons to laugh and smile. ”

    Zenon Halatyn, Student Services Manager, AF North Brooklyn Prep Middle

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    “I will continue to push this work forward and push my peers, colleagues, friends, family, and strangers to fight for the world that our babies deserve.”

    Breanna Walker, Director of School Operations, Achievement First Hartford Summit Middle

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