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Dr. Vasthi Acosta R.

Head of School and Principal

Amber Charter School

Direct Phone: (212) ***-**** ext. ***       

Email: v***@***.org

Amber Charter School

220 East 106Th Street

New York, New York 10029

United States

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The Organization: Founded in 2000, East Harlem-based Amber Charter School's mission is to provide comprehensive learning experiences that will enable all students to become fully educated, creative adults, prepared to play leadership roles in New York Cit... more

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NYC Collaborates :: Story amber-charter-school-and-ps137-link-up

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Vasthi Acosta found herself in just such a position when she became the Principal of Amber Charter School in 2008.

Luckily, Acosta was not alone.
So, Ms. Acosta picked up the phone.
"My first year as head of school at Amber, our test scores were horrific," recalls Acosta.
Lamb connected Acosta to a district school Principal named Sherry Font-Williams, who experienced the exact same predicament years before at PS137 in the Bronx.
"Here was a principal who didn't know me from a hole in the wall," says Acosta. "But because I was a part of her network, she was so receptive. It was helpful and it gave me hope - she was able to survive it, and I could survive it too."
Acosta did more than survive though, with help from her network partner she was able to dramatically improve her school's outcomes.
Acosta, for one, is grateful for the ongoing collaborations which have included everything from getting advice on working with unions to sharing grant funding.
"We don't have to be on opposite sides of the road," says Acosta. "We're all working for the same thing.

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Vasthi Acosta, Principal, Amber Charter School

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Vasthi Acosta, Principal, Amber Charter School

Amber Charter School - Announcements

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See attached letter that was sent home with a note from our Head of School, Dr. Vasthi Acosta, with some tips for parents and teachers on talking to children about violence.

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Vasthi Acosta is the Head of School at Amber Charter School, in East Harlem, NYC. With her leadership, the school has outperformed local, community, and state standards- raising Amber Charter School from F to A in just one year.

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