Staff Updates

Adult Career Education Programs featured in “Co-op City Times Newspaper”!

Errol Olton, Founding Director of Adult Programming, discusses Career Education programs, new college partnership, and other offerings to the Bronx Community in this news article feature.

New Teacher Spotlight

At Equality Charter School, the Director Ms.Caitlin Franco has made it explicit as to what she looks for in an educator. Staff must be dedicated to providing essential academic, social and emotional support to students of all communities in the Bronx. This year specifically she feels the team absolutely has the members to ensure this […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Equality’s Library Project

We are thrilled that our Middle School library project was completed this past year. We are grateful to have been highlighted in Follett’s “Genrefication in the Library” article, which highlighted staff member Cara Fitzgerald and her amazing work with this project. We are extremely proud for Ms. Fitzgerald’s accomplishments with our library and happy that she has […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Equality Charter School’s Mr. Reyes Wins Barnes & Noble Award

In April 2015 Mr. Reyes (pictured left) won the Barnes & Noble “Favorite Teacher Award” and was honored with a special celebration at our Bay Plaza Barnes & Noble store. He was nominated by TWO different scholars for the same award, Lauren and Foluke. We are so grateful to have such an incredible and dedicated staff […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Equality’s High School Play with Teacher Lisa Romano

Equality Charter School is proud to highlight Spanish Teacher Lisa Romano in this week’s Throw Back Thursday post. Last year, Ms. Romano was a leader in organizing our High School Play, an adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This year, she is sharing her energy and passion for theater with her work on the High […]

Dr.Rigolosi Nurtures and Nudges Teacher Growth at Equality Charter High School

Who is Dr.Rigolosi?  Laura Rigolosi is an education professional who began doing staff development work in 2003, and through the years has worked in secondary schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. While working as a staff developer, she earned her doctorate from Teachers College where she taught several courses in English Education. Upon […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Executive Director Caitlin Franco highlighted in Harvard’s Education Magazine

Equality Charter School’s Founder and Executive Director, Caitlin Franco, was highlighted in the article, “What’s the Big Idea?” in Harvard’s “Ed Magazine.” The article asked, “When it comes to “improving” schools, students, and teachers, there’s no shortage of opinions out there on what won’t work. We wanted to know, what could work?” Ms. Franco discussed teaching social […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Marie McManus Makes Top 40 Teachers Nominated for the Big Apple Awards!

Remember when Mrs. McManus was a Top 40 Finalist of the Big Apple Awards out of thousands of NYC Educators? Well we do! In June 2015, Mrs. McManus was nominated for her work as a Special Education Teacher at Equality Charter School. She was nominated by Equality scholars and underwent an arduous evaluation process including an […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Equality Charter School’s Dr. Jen Gowers Discusses Multiple Intelligences

We are extremely proud of our very own Dr. Jen Gowers for being highlighted for her important work in the article “The Best Lesson for New Readers Might Be the One They Teach Themselves.” She feels strongly that is it essential for teachers to find ways to enable student to take control of the material they are […]

Ergonomics Benefit for Equality Charter School Staff

The Equality Charter School community has the opportunity to match actual capabilities with work demands! Currently 14 staff members are qualified to get a $500 reimbursement for ergonomics equipment for 2015-16 through the Difference Card Wellness Program.  Staff’s Difference Cards offer members a wellness program. If members participate in the program they will be put into the […]