Benjamin Banneker Academy
77 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11205
Phone (718) 797-3702 Fax (718) 797-3862
Dr. Kinsley Kwateng, Principal
Mr. John LaCroix, Assistant Principal
Ms. Ccora Thomas, Assistant Principal
Mr. Clive Pryce, Assistant Principal
Mr. David Blakes, Assistant Principal
Ms. Shalonda Profit, CITE Intern
Ms. Wanda James, Parent Coordinator
August 1, 2022
Dear Students, Parents and Staff:
Many of us believed that, by now, the pandemic would be a thing of the past, left only to discuss in our classes in an historical context. Sadly, this is not the case and, with different variants impacting schools and communities throughout the country, I know that many of us remain anxious about what to expect when schools reopen on Thursday, September 8th.
As the leader of Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development, I am confident – now more than ever – that we will meet the many challenges that we face. A persistent pandemic, inflationary economy and mass gun violence are plaguing our nation. At BBACD we will ensure that every scholar, parent and staff member is safe within our school building and our scholars are challenged in and out of the classroom so that they are prepared for the 211st century.
Given the length of time since we’ve been together in a traditional academic setting and considerable challenges that we’ve experienced since March 2020, I felt it was important to revisit, and reiterate, our core beliefs as a school community:
We believe that effective teachers:
We believe that successful scholars:
We believe that effective partnerships:
In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open.
Dr. Kinsley Kwateng, Principal.