PS 163 The Alfred E. Smith School

163 West 97th St.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 678-2854
Parent Coordinator:
WSantana2@schools.nyc.gov

PTA Questions:
pta@ps163pa.org

©2019 by PS 163 The Alfred E Smith School.

FACUTLY & STAFF

Teachers

P. Cruz

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Pre-K / Dual Language

L. Ayzenberg

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Kindergarten / Gen Ed

A. Shapiro

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Kindergarten / G&T

E. Kuflik

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1st Grade / ICT

I. Martinez

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1st Grade / G&T

J. Constantinides

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2nd Grade / ICT

J. Aguirre

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2nd Grade / Dual Language

S. Kaufman

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3rd Grade / ICT

N. Nordahl

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4th Grade / ICT

S. Scott

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4th Grade / ICT

B. Doughty

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5th Grade / Gen Ed

K. Dillon

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5th Grade / G&T

F. Arena

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Pre-K / ICT

J. Luther

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Kindergarten / ICT

G. Rosado

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Kindergarten / Dual Language

C. Wu

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1st Grade / ICT

Y. Santana

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1st Grade / Dual Language

M. Salomon

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2nd Grade / ICT

Z. Wing

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3rd Grade / Gen Ed

Y. Alfaro

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3rd Grade / G&T

K. Walworth

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4th Grade / ICT

M. Hassler

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4th Grade / G&T

E. Schiemann

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5th Grade / ICT

R. Gutierrez

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5th Grade / Dual Language

N. Silverman

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Pre-K / ICT

J. Rotich

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Kindergarten / ICT

D. Soto

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1st Grade / ICT

A. Fucigna

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1st Grade / ICT

A. Peppenelli

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2nd Grade / Gen Ed

C. Castro

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2nd Grade / G&T

L. Suliveres

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3rd Grade / ICT

J. Rodriquez

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3rd Grade / Dual Language

A. Cool

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4th Grace / ICT

N. Roussel

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4th Grade / Dual Language

M. Goodwin

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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