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 Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 am at East Brooklyn Ascend Lower School’s current home at 396 Grant Avenue.
From one great Ascend facility to another
Students attending at East Brooklyn Ascend Lower School, one of Ascend’s newest schools, will attend kindergarten at the beautiful Cypress Hills Ascend Lower School, which enrolls grades K-3. In school year 2021, East Brooklyn Ascend students will move a short distance away to East Brooklyn Ascend Lower School’s permanent facility—a stunningly renovated school building at 260 Shepherd Avenue! This new campus offers a spacious cafeteria, large gymnasium, sun-filled classrooms, and outdoor play space. 260 Shepherd Avenue is in close proximity to public transit options and easily accessible to numerous Brooklyn neighborhoods. The school will grow at this facility to enroll students in grades K through 4.
Lissette Roman leads the East Brooklyn Ascend team as school director after serving as dean of instruction and resident director at Brownsville Ascend Lower School. Prior to joining Ascend, Roman was operations director for the Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu, where she created and implemented improved data systems, directed a summer camp and afterschool programming initiative for at-risk youth, and managed human resources. Earlier, she held various educational roles in Honolulu, including instructional mentor and operations specialist at Teach For America, program specialist at Read Aloud America, and second grade teacher at a K-12 independent school. Roman has also held teaching positions at Achievement First in Bridgeport, CT, and in Las Vegas Public Schools, where she began her teaching career as a Teach For America Corps member. A native of Cypress Hills, Roman founded Home Away from Home, a volunteer tutoring service for students in Brooklyn, in 2004. Roman earned her bachelor’s degree in professional studies and human services from Metropolitan College of New York and her master of arts in education from Touro University.
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