School Director Johana Andujar was formerly the dean of students for kindergarten at Brooklyn Ascend Lower, assisting in building the Ascend culture and supporting scholars on the early path to college. Andujar came to Ascend from Girls Preparatory Charter School, where she served in various roles since 2006, most recently as a kindergarten lead teacher and grade leader. In addition to her instructional leadership positions at Girls Prep, she assumed certain school leadership responsibilities. Andujar worked previously at Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center in New York. Earlier she operated her own business as a childcare provider. Andujar holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Lehman College.
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