Central Brooklyn Ascend Middle School, located in CSD 22 on the same campus as the lower school, opened in a skillfully renovated facility in September 2018, serving 81 fifth graders. In school year 2019-20 the school will serve 168 students in grades 5 and 6, and will add a grade in each of the next two years to eventually serve grades 5 through 8.
Brittney Jean-Louis joined Ascend in fall 2018 as a resident director at Canarsie Ascend Middle School, and now steps into the role of school director at Central Brooklyn Ascend Middle School. Most recently, Jean-Louis served as executive principal of Great Oaks Charter Schools in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Previously, Jean-Louis was ninth grade academy director and AP calculus teacher at Boston Preparatory Charter Public High School. She began her teaching career at Match Charter Public High School, also in Boston, where she taught and tutored in math. Jean-Louis holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Dartmouth University and a master’s in effective teaching from the Charlie Sposato Graduate School of Education; she is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
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