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Carolyn Michael

Ms. Michael is the Middle School Principal of Brooklyn Prospect’s Windsor Terrace campus.  As Brooklyn Prospect’s founding Math Teacher, she was instrumental in the development of the BPCS academic program. Later, in her capacity as Academic Dean, she spearheaded the school’s successful campaign for International Baccalaureate authorization and led the faculty in bringing the IB program to life within our school at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  

Ms. Michael holds a master's degree in Education Leadership from Columbia University's Teachers College, where she was awarded the prestigious Joseph Klingenstein Fellowship.  Prior to coming to Brooklyn Prospect, Ms. Michael served for two years as the Program Director of a private school for low-income families in East Harlem.  She also served administrative residencies alongside school leaders at Explore Charter School and Horace Mann.  Ms. Michael graduated with honors from Wellesley College and is fully certified as a School Building Leader in New York State.

Ms. Michael is passionate about making instruction meaningful and reaching all students. Her excellence in the classroom earned her the prestigious distinction of National Board certification in math instruction.  A globally-minded educator, she spent three years living and working in Senegal, West Africa as a member of the Peace Corps.  These days Ms. Michael stays closer to home, biking and hiking the paths of Prospect Park with her husband and two children.

Wellesley College, B.A.
Columbia Teachers College, M.A.