From the Assistant Principal, Ms. G. Burnett
I came to EBC three years ago after teaching junior high school for
ten years. My first year as a Global Studies teacher was a rewarding
experience. It required teaching on a higher level in order to assist
students in passing state regents. For me, this was a challenge.
Student success was directly related to my ability to embrace new
methods of teaching.
To my surprise, my
second year at EBC proved to be even more rewarding than my first year
. I was elected UFT Chapter Leader by my colleagues and Dean of
Students. On several occasions I became somewhat overwhelmed by the
enormous amount of responsibility. However, the assistance and
cooperation of both staff and students provided another valuable
experience. For this I am eternally grateful.
In addition, I was
bestowed with the honor of teaching a pilot course through John Jay
entitled �Culture of Lawfulness�. This particular course emphasized
teaching introductory law from a personal perspective and how it
relates to the students as compared to traditional methods. For
example recognizing friendships that are unsuitable, resolving
conflicts without violence and negative aspects and gang affiliations.
Students also participate in discussions with former Juvenile
offenders who have changed their lives and lectures from the
In conclusion, I must state even though I am a teacher at EBC, I am
also a student learning about public safety and law and how I can
serve as a role model to all students through shared experiences.
Sincere thanks to the EBC community,
Ms. G. Burnett