Kristen Shroff is determined to build a team of talented, inspired educators who will make a difference in the lives of students at the New York City charter school that she will found and lead.

Kristen first became passionate about education through the New York City Teaching Fellows program, where she taught English language arts in a Bronx middle school and traveled the city to coach teachers as a Field Experience Manager.

More recently, Kristen served as the Dean of Special Services and History at a middle school in Brooklyn, NY. In this position she coached teachers and managed curriculum revitalization, designed special education and academic intervention programs, and developed school-wide behavioral systems, resulting in a significant decrease in classroom removals.

Kristen is driven to succeed by the overall low quality of instruction and poor achievement results she has seen, and is determined to make this change. She is inspired and awed by the growth she sees in her students when they are given the opportunities and support to be academically successful. “A school is nothing without strong academic results. We make a promise to kids and to families that we will get 100 percent of scholars to and through college. We must deliver on that promise by providing: students with high-quality, rigorous instruction; passionate and well-trained teachers; and a relentless focus on data.”

Kristen holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from The City College of New York.