On behalf of our school community, I want to extend a warm welcome to all of our families. I am extremely honored to be the Principal of P.S. 376, The Felisa Rincon de Gautier School- Gifted & Talented Program and School of Technology. I am very pleased to be part of a strong school community that consists of dedicated, eager and highly effective teachers and staff that nurture the love of learning in our students. Our school has built a reputation for the quality of education and the inclusive rich learning programs we offer for our students. For the past four years, we have been recognized by the New York City Department of Education as a Showcase School with exemplary signature practices. And, our school has been nominated as one of the top choices in “New York City’s BEST Public Elementary Schools.”
How do we do it? We simply believe children learn best by doing through inquiry. Our school’s I~STEAM curricula foster creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication through Project-Based Learning and the integration of 21st-century instructional technology. Our classrooms are richly designed to support 21st-century learning- from our STEAM Lab to the Environmental Design Lab-the children’s minds are ignited daily. We take great pride in ensuring that our school is an inviting place to learn. With this in mind, we lay a strong foundation to nurture an insatiable passion for learning.
As the Principal, I will do my best to continue to research the newest progressive ideas and programs so that our students and our school community will thrive in the 21st century. We know the world around us is changing. We will continue to keep our traditional values that have made our school a successful learning environment. We shall always strive to foster collaborative positive relationships with our parents and community.
Dr. Maria Vera-Drucker