Staff & Faculty

The Diversity of our Bronx Compass Community: We're stronger together.

The staff and faculty at Compass are a community filled with passion for teaching, learning and helping each other grow. Each of our educators and members of our faculty believe strongly in our students, mission and values. All staff are enthusiastic about our young dragons and strive to propel our mission forward in inspiring, sometimes surprising ways.

MEET OUr principal - Head Dragon

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth”

—Muhammad Ali

Get to know OUr ASSISTANT principals

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

― John Dewey

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”

― Toni Morrison

Meet The Dean Team

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."

Marcus Aurelius

say hello to Our Teachers

Helping Shape Young Minds:

Our teachers are demonstrated experts in their fields and in student learning. They regularly upgrade their qualifications through rigorous professional development that is grounded in classroom practice and aligned with our Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, including Therapeutic Intervention Crisis for Schools (TCIS), Restorative Justice, Respect for All, Advanced Literacy and Math for America.

Adams, Aubrey

"Education for some is a job, it's a profession, it's a career. Then there are others who realize Education isn't work, it's a Calling. In other words, There's a difference between singularly being trained to teach and being born to teach. Students know the difference."

Bhutta, Sukhleen

“Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.”

― Michelle Obama

Brown, Logan

"Be like cheese and bacon and make everything you touch better."

- Kid President

Brown, Monique

"What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time."

— Don Zimmer

Bronx Girl. Born and raised!

Feldman, Ken

Mr. Feldman has been a teacher for over 11 years in the New York City Public School System. He is a proud parent, foster parent, and husband of over 11 years. In his spare time, he is a Star Wars addict, an amateur cook, and avid reader. "Try or Try not. There is no try. Only do or do not." - Yoda

Laboy, Christine

"Knowing thyself if the height of wisdom"

― Socrates

Li, Grace

The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Lopez-Castro, Maria

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' But honestly, who are you to not be so?"

― Marianne Williamson

Maung, Ei

"A jug fills drop by drop" - Buddha

Momplaisir, Leopold

“If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.”

― Barbara Colorose

Oliva, Pablo

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -

Mahatma Gandhi

Pace, Bill

“If you steal from one it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.”

― Wilson Mizner

Paraskevas, Mark

"Keep grinding boy, your life can change in one year."

- J. Cole

Porter, Alexander

"If you stop at general math, then you will only make general money."

Snoop Dogg

Smith, Paul

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

― James Baldwin

I love working with students.

I love reading.

I love working with students about reading.


Sonia, Jenny

"Breathe it all in, love it all out."

― Mary Oliver

Watkins, Janelle

"If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive."

― Audre Lorde

Ms. Watkins is a proud Canadian through and through.

Meet Our Social Worker

And here are the School Counselors

“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.”

― Maya Angelou

Dear Students,

I believe in you and trust you. You are listened to, cared for, important and...

You Will Succeed!

"Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong."

― A. Lima

Meet Our Para Professional

THey got GRIT: School AidEs, Community Assistant & Family Worker

"Kind words bring back kind echoes." My mom used to tell us that religiously. I raised my sons with that mantra as well.

Life Is A Chance Take It Like A JumpShot!

They help Keep it Together: Our Secretaries

As long as you are honest, ambitious & loving, life will have great rewards for you!

Our Fearless Parent Coordinator