Zonya Hicks is the principal of Achievement First Brownsville Elementary School. Ms. Hicks joined AF Brownsville after starting her career at KIPP TEAM in New Jersey, where she was a founding teacher and then Dean of Students for eight years. She also served as Dean of Students at Success Academies. Before entering education Ms. Hicks graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the City University of New York – Brooklyn College, and a master’s degree in elementary education and teaching from Long Island University – Brooklyn. Since joining AF Brownsville, her exceptionally strong people leadership skills have shined through – she was recently recognized as one of the country’s strongest real-time coaches by our partners at CT3.
Brownsville Elementary School
2021 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Our school is near the C train (Rockaway Ave.), L train (Atlantic Ave.), A/J/Z train (Broadway Junction) and the B12, B14, B25, B45, B47, B60, B65, and B7 buses.
Bus transportation is provided to all students from .5 miles to 5 miles. Families may also utilize a paid van service or request MetroCards to be used weekdays before and after school.Phone Fax
Opened: August 2008
Number of Students in 2019-20: 416
Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. Monday – Friday
Specials: Physical Education, Music, Theater
Extracurricular Programs: Chess, Music, School Government, Step team
“Home of the Bears”