Nyack Center's Board of Directors cordially invites you to our Annual Meeting on May 15th, 7pm at Nyack Center.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Achil Petit
Join us as we celebrate our 180 year old building and its history from 1839-2019. All are welcome.
“More than a community building, a place for building community”
Light refreshments will be served.
Achil Petit, Ed.D., our keynote speaker is Superintendent of Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) Promise Academy Charter Schools has been with the organization for nearly 14 years. In 1999, Dr. Petit began his teaching career as a substitute teacher in an elementary school for grades 4-6. He landed a permanent long-term substitute position at Albany High School in 2000 where he worked as a special education teacher’s assistant. In 2004, Dr. Petit returned back downstate to accept an 8th grade math position at A.B. Davis Middle School in Mount Vernon, NY. In 2005, he joined HCZ as an after-school math specialist and became the 7th and 8th grade math teacher the following year. Dr. Petit quickly developed a reputation for moving the academic needle for students who were performing significantly below grade level and was instrumental in the development and growth of the math department. As a math teacher, math coach, assistant principal and principal for several years, he has contributed to the Harlem Children's Zone outperforming New York City District Five, New York City and New York State white students in state test scores. In 2014, Dr. Petit became the superintendent of Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter Schools and early childhood programs - leading the organization to continued growth and success. During his tenure, Dr. Petit has proven to be an effective leader and role model, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to the Harlem Children’s Zone mission, students and families. Dr. Petit earned his bachelors and masters degrees from the University at Albany and a doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John's Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education.
Nyack Center staff & community members will be submitting posts following this year's theme, "You're a shining star. No matter who you are." highlighting our community.