KA - Brooklyn College

Diana Reese

Sara Tageldein

KB - West Virginia University

Alyssa Noe

Jaleecia Ismael


1A - College of Staten Island

​Sharmaine Pierre


Nicole Clifford

1B - Univeristy of Michigan

Clea Steir

Paela Rivert


2A - Boston College

Avionne Adams

Erin Cain


Physical Education

Owen Egharevba


Paula Smalls

Dear East Flatbush Ascend families, 

Welcome! My name is Shannon-Re Ismael and I am honored to serve as your Principal and partner in the early stages of your scholar’s educational career. The staff and I can’t wait to open the doors of East Flatbush and start our work together.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year of inquiry and learning. Your scholar will participate in rigorous lessons that challenge them to think deeply, debate ideas, and learn new concepts daily. this will happen in an authentic and engaging way and it will be fun! Our goal is for each scholar to fall in love with learning and school so that they develop into lifelong learners.


We encourage you to take part in the fun as well. Look out for opportunities to attend parent-scholar activities, volunteer in the classrooms, attend community meetings, and support the school throughout the year. Here you can find announcements, homework, and updates on classroom learning. Your teachers will also be a vital resource, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to them—don’t be shy, they want to hear from you!

Our school is a Responsive Classroom school. Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. The core belief is that in order for scholars to be successful in and out of school, students need not only strong academic skills but social and emotional competencies as well.

-Shannon-Re Ismael




Shannon- Re Ismael

Assistant Principal of Operations

Shanise Alleyne

Assistant Principal

Sharell Brown

Assistant Principal

Monique Hudson



Student Services Coordinator

Nicole Clifford

School Counselor

Aisha Douglas

Operations Manager

Ashley Stewart