Principal

Veronica Giurdanella

This will be the view for every student attending HSTAT in Bayridge from now on. The mural was the biggest project I’ve ever had the opportunity to complete in my art education career. This visual representation and symbolism was created by all of my classes collaboratively. Welcome, diversity, community, and plenty of persistence. I feel…

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Nancy Ramos

“Parents come back to me and they thank me. The say, ‘This has been like therapy for me.’ And for children, it’s building vocabulary, sharing, working with others, and being a part of something successful.”

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Janice Geary

“Projects like this give students the confidence to see themselves as positive change agents in their homes, neighborhoods, and classrooms. When students embrace their own capacity to create lasting and beautiful change, public schools and their surrounding communities thrive.”

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Teresa Dovi

“Good things can and do happen in schools. In a time when the arts and arts education are being threatened, PS 102 is demonstrating how important they are not only to our students while they’re here with us, but also to everyone in our community as they continue through their lives. Projects like this turn…

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Salema Marbury

“Thrive Collective exemplifies what can be accomplished when caring individuals team up to leverage their energy, creativity and expertise to positively impact the educational process. By promoting and encouraging community and school partnerships, Thrive assists educators with building a solid foundation for success. As trailblazers in their unique design of mobilizing students and community stakeholders through…

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