To educate these students, the school has hired two experienced teachers in Brittany Denny, who will teach kindergarten and first grade, and Scott Howard
, who will teach second and third grade.
Brittany and Scott
are two of the most inspired and inspiring teachers you will ever meet.
, who was unable to attend the open house, as he
is finishing the year as a teacher at P.S. 261
in Brooklyn, New York, where he
has taught for 12 years.
Howard received a master of arts in teaching degree from Teachers College at Columbia University, with a major in early education and elementary education.
He received his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
time at P.S. 261
taught students of every grade from Pre-K through five.
"I'm honored to be part of the Downtown School
," said Howard
in a written statement, "Our progressive model of educating children will allow them every opportunity to embark upon a daily journey of self-discovery, while creating a sense of self-awareness that prepares them for the future and life outside of school.
Manning, Denny, and Howard
have begun working together to create a curriculum that, in Manning's words, "prepares students for the future."