School Director Michelle Flowers joined Ascend as dean of students at Bushwick Ascend Lower School, shaping and sustaining the school’s distinctive culture and ensuring that scholars internalized Ascend’s values and aspirations for academic excellence. She held a similar role previously as dean of school culture for grades 3-6 at Explore’s Empower Charter School in Brooklyn. Earlier, she spent five years teaching fourth grade and serving as grade-level chair at Achievement First East New York Elementary. Flowers holds a bachelor’s from the College of New Rochelle and a master’s from the Relay Graduate School of Education at CUNY Hunter College.
Ascend lower schools
Find out more about our lower school program, approach, and values.