Please welcome our new principal, Mr. Muhammad Bilal!
Muhammad Bilal is an experienced urban educator with over 22 years of experience working in traditional public and charter schools in Camden, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; Bridgeport, Connecticut; New York, New York; Valhalla, New York; Yonkers, New York; Dobbs Ferry, New York; and Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds several degrees which include a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University, Master of Education in Secondary Education from DePaul University, Master of Science in School Leadership from Touro University, and Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The City College of New York. Muhammad has permanent New York State Public School Teacher Certifications in School District Administration and Social Studies (7-12). He has held positions as a Dean of Students, instructional coach, education consultant, teacher mentor, assistant principal, lead educator, and principal.
Muhammad has a proven track record of increasing student outcomes through data driven practices, differentiated instruction, and implementing student-centered instruction. He has tremendous experience improving school culture and climate through holding town hall meetings, increasing student attendance, and implementing restorative circles. He, too, has considerable experience with increasing teacher capacity through practice-based professional development and individual teacher coaching. Muhammad has a certificate of achievement for successfully passing the Framework for Teaching Proficiency Test administered by the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument. He is certified in Safe Crisis Management training. He is also an independent filmmaker and the founder of his own production company, Bilal World Entertainment LLC.
Welcome, Mr. Bilal!