Brent Smart

Brent Smart

Fellow

School: Brownsville Ascend Charter School
Grades Taught: 4-5
Subjects Taught: General Science
Cohort: 8

Brent decided to become a teacher to ensure equity for all students. In addition to teaching 4th and 5th grade, he coaches elementary science teachers and heads the Garden Committee at his school. He mentors new teachers with the New York City Men’s Teach program. Brent holds an undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and a masters from Relay School Graduate School of Education to pursue a Masters in Teaching. He is the 2017 Teacher of the Year in 4th and 5th grade. August 2017 marks the beginning of Brent’s eighth year teaching in NYC classrooms. He is excited to continue fostering independence by focusing on student empowerment and innovation in his classroom.

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