Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mrs. Brady is honored as a Fellow in The Academy for Teachers!






Loretta Brady, a teacher at the Paula Hedbavny School, was inducted this year as a Fellow into The Academy for Teachers and selected to participate in a Master Class with singer, composer, activist, and multiple Grammy Award-winner Rubén Blades. It was held in the Library of the New-York Historical Society.


The Academy for Teachers Master Classes bring exceptional teachers together with leading intellectuals, scientists, and creative artists for a day of high-level instruction and inspiration. They are hosted by the city’s great institutions, which join The Academy in demonstrating that teachers deserve the time and attention of our culture’s best and brightest.


“Only 18 teachers are chosen for each Master Class,” said Sam Swope, president of The Academy for Teachers.


“Being selected is a well-deserved honor for both teacher and school.”

Teachers invited to attend Master Classes exhibit passion for their subjects, creativity in their classrooms, and devotion to their students. Educators often describe Master Classes as one of the highlights of their careers. Ms. Brady called the class “magical, phenomenal, and inspirational” and said the entire day was “utterly thoughtful, thorough, and very welcoming for participants to contribute and feel open to sharing.”



Sam Swope

President, The Academy for Teachers

278 Celebrates Spring in Style!

IMG_0411On 06/10, 278 celebrated spring in style – the classes that performed at the Spring Concert this year were:

  1. 201 301 302 601(9am) 602 (1230pm)
  2. Ms. Anne Shikany’s Middle School SE
  3. Violins
  4. 278 Band
  5. Kiata Lizardo, choreographer Dance Team
  6. RVR Dance Team
  7. 278 Chorus Soloists ———–
  8. Ariel Moscat
  9. Jurnee Sims
  10. Graham Leonardo