incredibly strong sense of community at East Harlem Tutorial Program and Harlem Scholars
Academy makes this
organization so special. The staff, the families, and our support network
possess a sense of commitment, passion, and dedication unlike anything I've
ever been a part of. I'm extremely proud to be a member of this
founding team that continues to inspire me to work harder than I ever have.”
Monica Hostetler Founding Director of Operations
"We have a partnership with families, students, and colleagues to strive for common excellence while discovering the originality of each student and fostering their growth into a scholar."
Nicole Walters Founding ELL Teacher
"Scholars Academy is preparing students to become their best possible selves by offering a small student to teacher ratio, giving the students the opportunity to study music and Spanish everyday, as well as exercising in PE, and by guiding them to achieve our core values: service, courage, humility, originality, leadership, achievement, and reflection."
Erica Leo Founding Spanish Teacher
"East Harlem Scholars Academy is preparing children to be their best selves by setting high expectations for each student and differentiating instruction so each child can reach these high expectations."
Leigh Kempton Founding Kindergarten Teacher
"East Harlem Scholars Academy has the perfect balance between understanding students, their culture, and their unique abilities with having only the highest academic and social expectations for all."
Mary Hamilton Founding First Grade Teacher
"What is special about the East Harlem Scholars Academy is the holistic approach that is taken to develop the complete child. It is a place where children can grow with their academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being in mind."
Gregg Foster Founding Physical Education Teacher
"We are a community driven founding school. We are privileged to have such remarkable and inquisitive scholars coupled with parents who are truly invested and eager partners. "
Marlene Desai Founding Reading Specialist
"East Harlem Scholars Academy students are learning how to become awesome citizens of society and they’re building an intrinsic love of learning."
"What is special about East Harlem Scholars Academy is the passion and excitement of all staff members. Everyone is so happy to be here and it is reflected in all school interactions."
Katie Bellissimo Founding First Grade Teacher
"East Harlem Scholars Academy students will move on to great high schools and universities and be able to return to East Harlem as role models that can contribute positively to an already changing community."
Lyndsey Alvarez Founding Social Worker
"Through modeling, compassion, and socio-emotional development embedded in all academic disciplines, teachers are developing students’ characters, as well as their coping, problem solving, and conflict resolution abilities and skills."
Ilana Adler-Bell Founding First Grade Teacher
A big thank you to our Family Council for all of their time and energy! Check out our Recent News section for more updates on their work.