The Spruce Street School will open in Fall 2009, serving families in Lower Manhattan's Community School District 2. For the 2009-2010 school year, we will serve kindergarten students and families. Our school is rooted in our unique, urban location. Our students will use our Lower Manhattan landscape to study the past, engage in the present, and impact the future.
This blog is intended to provide additional information and updated resources for parents and other members of The Spruce Street community.
Nancy Harris is the school leader of The Spruce Street School. Nancy has worked in New York City throughout her educational career, beginning with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from New York University. She taught elementary school on The Lower East side, where she helped expand her school to a K-8 model. She led the middle school program, before co-writing the proposal for CASTLE Middle School. She led CASTLE as its Assistant Principal for several years, supervising all staff, creating programs in instrumental music and bringing Regents-Level coursework to her eighth graders. Nancy has also worked to support a Network of 26 schools in NYC's Empowerment Zone. She has been planning Spruce Street School since August 2008, and is thrilled to be its founding principal!