FACUTLY & STAFF

Teachers

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P. Cruz

Teacher

Pre-K / Dual Language

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L. Ayzenberg

Teacher

Kindergarten / Gen Ed

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A. Shapiro

Teacher

Kindergarten / G&T

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E. Kuflik

Teacher

1st Grade / ICT

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I. Martinez

Teacher

1st Grade / G&T

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J. Constantinides

Teacher

2nd Grade / ICT

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J. Aguirre

Teacher

2nd Grade / Dual Language

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S. Kaufman

Teacher

3rd Grade / ICT

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N. Nordahl

Teacher

4th Grade / ICT

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S. Scott

Teacher

4th Grade / ICT

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B. Doughty

Teacher

5th Grade / Gen Ed

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K. Dillon

Teacher

5th Grade / G&T

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F. Arena

Teacher

Pre-K / ICT

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J. Luther

Teacher

Kindergarten / ICT

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G. Rosado

Teacher

Kindergarten / Dual Language

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C. Wu

Teacher

1st Grade / ICT

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Y. Santana

Teacher

1st Grade / Dual Language

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M. Salomon

Teacher

2nd Grade / ICT

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Z. Wing

Teacher

3rd Grade / Gen Ed

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Y. Alfaro

Teacher

3rd Grade / G&T

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K. Walworth

Teacher

4th Grade / ICT

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M. Hassler

Teacher

4th Grade / G&T

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E. Schiemann

Teacher

5th Grade / ICT

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R. Gutierrez

Teacher

5th Grade / Dual Language

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N. Silverman

Teacher

Pre-K / ICT

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J. Rotich

Teacher

Kindergarten / ICT

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D. Soto

Teacher

1st Grade / ICT

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A. Fucigna

Teacher

1st Grade / ICT

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A. Peppenelli

Teacher

2nd Grade / Gen Ed

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C. Castro

Teacher

2nd Grade / G&T

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L. Suliveres

Teacher

3rd Grade / ICT

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J. Rodriquez

Teacher

3rd Grade / Dual Language

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A. Cool

Teacher

4th Grace / ICT

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N. Roussel

Teacher

4th Grade / Dual Language

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M. Goodwin

Teacher

5th Grade / ICT

Donny Lopez has been the principal of PS 163 since 2012. Since the start of his career as a building leader, Donny has worked closely with his staff on increasing student-led discussions as a way to support the school's vision of supporting and nurturing the opinions and ideas of its students. In 2017, Donny applied for PS 163 to be a host Learning Partners Program School. They were accepted and under Donny's leadership as a model principal (2017-19), PS 163 spent the following two years working with neighboring schools on sharing their best practices on student-led discussions.

In 2018-19, Donny was accepted into the Cahn Fellowship Program for Distinguished Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University.  His yearlong project focused on unpacking cultural bias and connecting the work of equity to daily classroom instruction as a means to ensure equitable practices.

 

This year, Donny has joined the UELP doctor of education program at Teachers College, Columbia University to strengthen his leadership skills so that he has the necessary tools to interrupt systemic structures that lead to disproportionate outcomes for students of color.

 

A graduate of the 2011-12 NYC Leadership Academy, Lopez received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in rehabilitation services from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) from Fordham University, and he received a Master of Science in Education (Ed.M.) administration from Bank Street College. Before working as a principal, Donny was a special education public school teacher in district 3. He currently lives in NYC, is happily married, has two children, and is an avid runner.

Donny Lopez
Principal

dlopez17@schools.nyc.gov

PS 163 The Alfred E. Smith School

163 West 97th St.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 678-2854
School Office Contact:
ELittle5@schools.nyc.gov

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