East Brooklyn Ascend Lower School will open to students in kindergarten in fall 2019. The school will incubate during its first year at 396 Grant Avenue—the nearby site of Cypress Hills Ascend Lower School—before relocating to its permanent, newly renovated facility at 260 Shepherd Avenue a short distance away. The school will mature at this facility to enroll students in grades K through 4.
Meghan Daly joins Ascend as founding school director at East Brooklyn Ascend Lower School. Daly most recently served as founding principal of Success Academy South Jamaica, where she achieved extraordinary academic results in both English language arts and math. Daly first joined the Success network as a science teacher in 2011, and went on to serve as a lead teacher, leadership resident, and acting principal before taking the helm at her own school. Prior to joining Success, Daly held teaching positions at Democracy Prep Charter School in Manhattan and at Eximius College Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, where she served as a New York City Teaching Fellow. She also has worked for the New York City Teaching Fellows program as a teacher development coach and field experience manager, and for the American Museum of Natural History as an adventure instructor. Daly holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Manhattan College and a master’s in education from Lehman College.
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