OUR FACULTY & STAFF
The faculty and staff at the MS 266 are an energetic team of educators. Our teachers are trained and have taught in schools all around the world. They bring their combined experience to form a rich project based curriculum here in Brooklyn. Together we learn from each other’s experiences and are motivated to work with cooperation and enthusiasm. Collaboration in planning and action encourages a school-wide interest and a deep feeling of responsibility.
Ms. Peters graduated from CUNY Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Pre-primary program. Before joining this community, Ms. Peters spent three years teaching Kindergarten at an Expeditionary Learning School outside Baltimore.
Mr. Wizwer is a graduate from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Physical Education. Before joining Park Place Community School he worked with children in a variety of camps across the state of NY. Joshua is an assistant coach for the Brooklyn College men's basketball team.
ARTIST & DESIGNER
Mr Barclift has been creating art and design for over twenty years creating art for various schools and institutions. Before joining Park Place community school he taught art at several district middle schools. He loves traveling internationally with his family.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Dr. Kai-Lewis is committed to promoting a love of lifelong learning among students. She has taught elementary and middle school students across New York City. Additionally, she served as a committee member and online facilitator for the New York City Department of Education’s Department of Online and Blended Learning. Dr. Kai-Lewis completed her undergraduate studies at Spelman College and graduate studies at both the University of California, Los Angeles and Long Island University-Brooklyn. Apart from her educational work, Dr. Kai-Lewis is a public ethnomusicologist who enjoys researching African hip-hop, writing academic articles, and sharing her work at conferences.
Mr. Parlat is a master carpenter and a sailor.
MS. YAYA- LOMBARDI
Ms. YaYa- Lombardi is a teacher in middle school social studies and special education for the past 13 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in English and Mass Communication from Virginia State University and also earned two Master of Science degrees in Organizational Leadership at Mercy College and Generalist and Special Education at Touro College. She became a teacher because she enjoys serving others.
Over the years as a teacher, she has developed a number of strategies that have helped her students raise there achievement levels. The basis of all these strategies are consistency in classroom management, high learning, expectations, communication between students, parents, and colleagues, differentiation of lessons, diverse lesson planning and instructional approaches, and extensive use of data assessment to drive instruction.
Mr. Sackmann is passionate about music and wants to inspire young minds to sing, play, and appreciate music throughout their lives. He has a bachelors degree in music composition from Oberlin Conservatory, a bachelors degree in studio art from Oberlin College, and a Masters in Teaching Arts from Lehman College. He Loves the songwriting process, and hopes to pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm for great songs.
Ms. Ramirez is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Anthropology (B.S.). She is passionate about social and educational justice leading her to teach. She is great.
Mrs. Mayers believes that every child has a special gift and purpose in this world. Her favorite quote is, "education is the passport to he future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
Mrs. McGee has taught for many years in all subjects and all grade levels. She believes that all students can learn and be successful. Mrs. McGee attended University of Florida and University of South Florida culminating with a Masters degree in Education.
Ms. Scott "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school"
Mr. Fredrick is our schools social worker and has been with Park Place since 2013. He has a passion for serving young people and works to ensure that their voices are heard.
Mr. Fredrick is a true asset to our school community.
Mr. Olivierre has been our Dean of students for the past four years. He graduated from New York City College with his Bachelors Degree. He went on to New York Institute of Technology with a degree in instructional technology. Mr. Olivierre sees himself and the students he teaches as thriving members of the African Diaspora.