District 19

Team Directory

A Message from our Superintendent

Dr. Tamra S. Collins

A-May-Zing! That’s how I will describe this month of May. D19 we showed out!! This month we celebrated two amazing STEM events, our annual STEMlympics and the 1st Inaugural D19 Farmer’s Market & Hydroponics Design Challenge in which our students displayed their ingenuity and innovation. Our talented scholars were jamming at the Brooklyn Steel Pan Jamboree, and boldly broke barriers at our annual Arts Showcase. Across the district our students used their voices to advocate for change. Our GEMs executed their Action Day as part of their call-to-action service-learning projects, while our MBK young men put the finishing touches on their call-to-action presentations. Student voice continued to be lifted as one of our D19 scholars spoke at the United Nations about discrimination and inequality.

D19 scholars continues to a-May-ze me!!

A special thank you to the D19 CEC for leading the work around planning for the Health & Wellness Fair. It was a great day of community, collaboration, and fun! I would also like to highlight our first District 19 Hiring Fair which was well attended by potential candidates,

and kudos to all of our school teams for your participation.

It is no May-be…D19 is definitely the place to be!!

This month D19 you reminded us that all things are possible in May!

We M-made this month count, A-achieved some new goals…Y- you did it!!

May we continue to celebrate our wonderful community as we strive to work together and show appreciation to each other and to our differences.

Our Team

Dr. Tamra S. Collins


Lisa Goodson

Deputy Superintendent

Irene Spence

Executive Director of School Support & Operations

Kimberly Chance Peart

Director of Continuous Improvement

Kieshelle Cudjoe

Instructional Lead

Caridad Caro

Instructional Lead

Maria Kambourakis

Instructional Lead

Atara Boker

ELL Service Administrator

Kiltha Spence-Bisi

Administrator of Special Education

Alisha Mookall

Academic Policy & Systems, Performance & Assessment Lead

Patricia Washington Thomas

Administrator of Special Education

Rebecca Ballantine

AIS Coordinator, District 19

Zahira Torres

Family Leadership Coordinator

Ms. Ginova Rodriguez

Family Support Coordinator

Tatiana Polanco

Administrative Assistant