20171213_211035-e1518986418931.jpgI’m the founding principal of the High School of Language and Innovation, a school that serves newcomer English Language Learners from all over the world.

Classroom 325 is a small classroom that used to be my office, where I originally thought of starting this blog.  In classroom325, my goal is to paint a picture of public education that inspires a sense of possibility for other educators, as well as readers from all walks of life.

Our school was founded in 2011 and we had our first graduating class in June 2015.  I lead a devoted team that has a special love for our unique, diverse population.

I started teaching English in New York City in 2000, and have worked in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and now the Bronx.  I’ve worked in middle school, high school, and transfer high schools for older students.  The views expressed in this blog are my own.


Photo of me, Julie Nariman, with a former High School of Language and Innovation student at our Bronx High Schools August 2016 graduation.