Bobby Bridges is the principal of Achievement First Bushwick Middle School. Prior to this role, Mr. Bridges served as the dean of students and as a seventh and eighth grade history teacher. He began his career as a Teach For America corps member, working as an eighth grade history teacher at MS 244 in the Bronx. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Davidson College.
AF Bushwick Empower Program
AF Bushwick Middle is home to the AF Bushwick Empower Program – Achievement First’s intensive program serving students with disabilities. The Empower Program’s design builds on the three pillars of our special services program: meaningful inclusion, intervention and specialized instruction to access grade-level curriculum. As a small-scale program that began in 2018-19, it serves students in grades 5-8 from Achievement First Brooklyn middle schools. The program is transitional in nature, with the ultimate goal for many students to have a thoughtfully planned and supported transition back to co-taught and general education classrooms at their original Achievement First school.