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Meet School Director Tracy DeOliveria-Lewis


Tracy DeOliveira-Lewis first joined Ascend in 2010 as a fourth-grade math and science teacher at Brooklyn Ascend Lower School after teaching math and literacy at various district and charter schools in New York for eight years. At Brooklyn Ascend, she rose to a dean of students position which she held for two years before being selected as a Ryan Fellow at the Accelerate Institute. Following the completion of her fellowship, DeOliveira-Lewis served for four years as the principal of Bronx Prep, a Democracy Prep public charter school. In 2018 DeOliveira-Lewis returned to Ascend as a resident director, and now takes the helm at Canarsie Ascend Middle School as school director. DeOliveira-Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in community health education from CUNY’s York College, a master’s in elementary education and math from CUNY’s Brooklyn College, and a master’s in school building leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Leadership Team



Tracy DeOliveira-Lewis



Principal in Residence/Assistant Principal

Alim Uddin


Assistant Principal of Humanities

Caroline James 




Student Support Services

School Clinician/Guidance Counselor

Irventz Garcon



School Clinician

Savitri Hiralall


Student Services Coordinator

Ruth Le


Operations Team

Assistant Principal of Operations

Quran Marshall



Operations Manager

Claudia Aubourg



Operations Associate

Alieghcia Dodd


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