Nicholas Tishuk has been an educator in New York City for the past 16 years. Originally from Central Florida, Nicholas has worked since 2002 as a classroom teacher, school Director, school Principal and school founder and Executive Director. As a public school student himself from Kindergarten to completing his Masters Degree, he is proud to have worked in public schools in the NYCDOE and public charter schools in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
He also has worked as a peer reviewer for new charter school applicants for the State University of New York’s Charter School Institute and the New York State Education Department’s Office of School Innovation. Throughout his career, Nicholas has been deeply invested in opportunities for children and youth who are traditionally not successful in public schools including students with disabilities, English language learners, students coming in to high school below grade level and students in poverty. As a Bedford Stuyvesant resident for 14 years, he is humbled and excited to be working in his community as the school’s Executive Director.