Prior to assuming the role of school director at Bushwick Ascend Middle School, Emily McGraw served a resident director overseeing deans of instruction at Bushwick Ascend Middle, and earlier as director of instruction at Brooklyn Ascend Lower School. There she was responsible for the effective implementation of Ascend’s curriculum, observing and coaching individual teachers, and using data to guide instruction. Before joining Ascend, McGraw was the upper school literacy achievement and curriculum director at KIPP New Jersey. McGraw obtained her bachelor’s degree in history and political science at the University of Rochester and earned her master’s in teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education.
Ascend middle schools
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