Tomasz Krzyzostaniak

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Principal, Girls Prep Bronx Elementary

Bronx, New York

Tomasz Krzyzostaniak (Tomek) is the principal of Girls Prep Bronx Elementary. Prior to becoming principal, he served as an interventionist and learning specialist coordinator at Girls Prep. He began his teaching career as a New York City Teaching Fellow and also taught for a year in Mongolia.

Born in Poland, Tomek immigrated with his family to the United States and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and history. As an educator, Tomek seeks to integrate sports and the arts with academic excellence for all his students.


Posted Dec. 20, 2019

When It Comes to Education, Democrats Need to Think Bigger

I’m a Sam Seaborn Democrat. As the idealistic West Wing character once said:  Education is the silver bullet. Education is…

By Tomasz Krzyzostaniak

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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