I am very proud to write that at about 7pm last night, I officially became the first faculty member of Harvest Collegiate High School. To this point, I was a member of the school’s planning team, but after the formal interview yesterday, I will now get to actually work there. I am immensely excited, and am eager to write about the work that has and will go into planning a brand new school (that, for the record, is NOT a charter; we’re 100% NYC Department of Education Grade A Public, and proudly and fully unionized).
Next week, I’ll watch both the juniors I taught last year in the Bronx, and my seniors from Brooklyn this year, graduate. It will close the door on the first stage of my teaching career. For all of us, the word “Commencement” could not be more apt. But first, I’m going to spend some time in the coming days and weeks reflecting on the past year. It’s been a great one, and I’ve learned a lot from it.