BSNBCS Leadership &
Administrative Team

 

This is the staff who make up the BSNBCS Leadership Team and Administrative Team.

 

Patience Brown

Principal
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Lamar Renee Garcia

Lower School Assistant Principal
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Natalie Flores

Assistant Principal of Instruction
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Amber Ball

Assistant Principal
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Shante Brickhouse
Community Engagement Manager

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Minnie Guevarez

Operations Manager
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Julisa Lopez

Operations and Recruitment Associate
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Mary Saffon

Operations Associate
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Judy Trazino

Operations Coordinator
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Tym Bunnell

Talent Manager

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Frederick Dugans

Logistics Manager
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Annie O’ Neil

ELA Coach
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Angela Friona

ELA Coach
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Marvin Walker

Math Coach
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Celeste Cartagena

Special Education Coordinator
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Tara Irizarry

Special Education Coach
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Nicholas Tishuk

Executive Director
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Lisa-Renee Brown

Chief Financial Officer
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Reina Raju

Finance and HR Associate
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Laetitia Rivera

Finance and HR Associate
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School Management Team

Lisa-Renee Brown is an experienced finance professional who serves at BSNBCS as the school’s Chief Finance Officer and Director of Human Resources since 2016.  Prior to working at BSNBCS, she worked as the COO at GrantsCom International, the  Interim Chief  Executive  Officer/COO  at the  National  Basketball Retired Players Association, a Researcher at Institute  of Management and administrator  and  Director of  Finance  at L. Londell McMillan, PC/NorthStar Group. Previous  to that  she served as Vice  President of various banks including Chemical Bank-NJ,  Bank of Boston-RI and Shawmut/Fleet Bank, Ma.  She is the co-founder of Brooklyn to Alaska’s Young Woman’s program. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Patience Brown is the Principal at BSNBCS and has served in various roles of increasing responsibility at the school since 2016.  A graduate of  SUNY College at  Old Westbury for her BA and Manhattan College for her  Masters’  Degree. She subsequently received her School Building Leader’s license.  She is passionate about public education and is a hands-on administrator focused on excellent instruction for  all learners and school effectiveness for all. Patience started her career as a 4th grade Inclusive Classroom teacher at NYCDOE school in the Bronx, later serving as Bronx charter school administrator  and has been an Assistant Principal,  Lower School Director,  co-Principal  and Principal.  In 2023-24, she is slated to become co-Executive Director of the BSNBCS.

Nicholas Tishuk has been a New York City educator for the past twenty years. Originally hailing from central Florida, Nicholas has worked in public schools in various roles in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn as a classroom teacher, high school coordinator, school Director, charter school lead Applicant and school founder, Principal, and Executive Director.   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 into high school below grade level and students in poverty.  He currently serves as the Executive Director of Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School in his adopted borough of Brooklyn, NY. He is an active member and homeowner in the Bedford Stuyvesant community.

 

Testimonials

stars BSNBCS is not only a supportive school for my children, I have a third grader and a seventh grader, it is very supportive to me as a parent as well. Their teachers are in communication with me regularly about my child’s progress and the office team and support staff are always available to answer any questions. It is a loving community that I am glad to be a part of!

Mrs. Williams

stars This is a great school. My son started out in kindergarten and he will be going to 5th grade for the new school year. The teachers work hard with each child. The staff are friendly and polite and the school as a whole is well organized. Thank you BSNBCS.

Susan A.

stars Since I enrolled my kids in this school I have seen improvements in their academic performance. They can now read well. The school's staff and teachers are friendly and approachable. I would recommend this school.

Anuoluwapo A.

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