Monthly Archives: May 2016

Celebrating Real School Success- Fostering Wellness on Staten Island

People said we were crazy when we applied to start john W. Lavelle Prep Charter in Staten Island.   It was a college prep middle school that would cater to students with emerging mental health challenges.  There were no other models to look at in NY, and these kids often faced immense challenges.  This is what charter schools were designed for.… Read more →

How So Many See Us

This picture found it’s way in my life. I know it’s old at the time I’m writing this but it’s new to me. I don’t know where it came from. Here are some initial thoughts I’m having. At some point, I may create a more refined and articulate response but for now you get to experience the raw, visceral reaction… Read more →

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