We invite all families to visit Ascend schools throughout this application season and participate in 30-minute school tours, offered weekly at your convenience; no sign-up necessary! Tours are offered every Thursday at 9:00 am at Brooklyn Ascend Lower School.
School Director Elena Strauss takes the helm at Brooklyn Ascend Lower School with extensive teaching and leadership experience, most recently as dean of instruction at Brooklyn Ascend Lower and as a participant in Ascend’s resident school director program. She joined Ascend after several years in both general and special education classrooms, including at Success Academy Charter Schools as a lead teacher and grade team leader, and as an ICT teacher at DREAM Charter School. Strauss holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Susquehanna University and a master’s in special and general education from Touro College.
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