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 Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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