Welcome Address

Tiffany Davis-Nealy, Principal


Dear Families,

As the principal of The Edith K. Bergtraum School PS 165Q, I want to take this opportunity to welcome and invite you to enter fully into the life of our school. Together, we can nurture the individual talents that exist within our children.

My vision for our school is to create and maintain a community where students, parents, staff, and community partners are valued and respected. As the Principal of this school, it is my personal passion to be committed to children achieving academic, social, and emotional success. The rigorous standards-based curriculum, our impeccable performing arts, along with our schoolwide enrichment model will provide all of our students with the foundation and preparation needed for college and/or career readiness. This very important work begins in elementary school. The schoolwide enrichment model of education offers children the opportunity to participate in activities such as Robotics, Taekwondo, Debate, and Musical Theater throughout their time as a student at PS 165Q. This work is supported by community partners and classroom teachers.

From the very beginning of the school year, we will ensure that high expectations are set for all of our students. Our team at PS 165Q is dedicated to best practices in education that are centered in innovation and creativity. Every child is entitled and will receive an education where they will thrive, under the guidance of our caring of professional staff. Your child’s education is our top priority, and I assure you that we are committed to their academic and personal success.

This year there will be many opportunities for parent and family participation. Together with the Parent Coordinator, our Parent Teacher’s Association Organization (PTA), and School Leadership Team (SLT) we will make sure that we develop diverse opportunities and activities that will include you and our community. Your thoughts and ideas are valuable to us and we want to hear them. We strongly believe that your involvement and contributions will play a positive role that will enrich your child’s school experience. As a collaborative team of educators, we are here to serve the academic, social and emotional needs of your children.

Please feel free to contact us at any time. I look forward to a successful school year.

Educationally yours,

Tiffany Davis-Nealy,