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What your child's school really thinks of you

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Lucy Matos talks to co-hosts Eric Komoroff and Dr. Jason Stein about your teen's school. Ms. Matos had the good fortune of starting two urban public school in NYC, one as the founding principal of the Ella Baker School Pre-K-8. And as a founding teacher of Central Park East Elementary. Matos has the distinction of teaching at both Central Park East 1 and Central Park East2 as well as being the director of Central Park East 1 for 10 years. She joined the Leadership Academy in 2004, after spending two years at New Visions coaching in the Principal’s Mentoring Program. Ms. Matos retired from the Department of Education in 2002 after spending 32 years in a combination of roles as an educator. During her years at C.P.E.1 Ms. Matos served on the Board of the Center for Collaborative Education whose main mission was to help create small schools around the city. Many of those schools continue to thrive and serve their communities well. In addition Ms. Matos took the work of CCE and traveled around the country speaking to school groups and parents of the work of C.P.E. During 2002 thru 2004 Ms. Matos served as a consultant to Knowledgeworks Foundation in Columbus Ohio. Ms. Matos’s work at Brookhaven High School was in leadership development with the principals and the restructuring of a large complex into four thematic based schools. Ms. Matos has worked extensively as a facilitator and an advocate for parents in small schools. Ms. Matos is a graduate of City College of the City of New York, and Bank Street College.

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