THE ACADEMY FOR EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE ARTS - P.S. 303 Q.
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As we come to the end of 10 amazing years, it is important to remember where it all began.
It was the summer of 2007 when Mrs. Leto began her new adventure to become a school building leader. As part of her coursework, she was given an assignment to create a proposal for a new school. Excited by this assignment, Mrs. Leto contacted 3 colleagues with whom she had taught; Mrs. Gallo, Mrs. Bates, and Mrs. Ugbomah. Each were eager to form this team to create their "dream school". They sat around Mrs. Leto's dining room table for the next several months and outlined everything they would want to see in the perfect school......a school they would want to send their own children to.
When it came time for Mrs. Leto to submit her assignment, her instructors were so impressed that they chose her "dream" to be sent to The Office of New Schools Initiative. From there, the proposal was selected for the next round where Mrs. Leto, Mrs. Gallo, Mrs. Bates, and Mrs. Ugbomah sat in front of a panel of DOE officials to defend their proposal and prove why this school would be the very best. A few weeks after this meeting, Mrs. Leto was notified that her dream school, The Academy for Excellence through the Arts would become a reality! Out of over 600 proposals, only 20 were chosen. This was a major accomplishment.
Ten years later, AEA still exemplifies everything that was the very foundation on which it was built. The focus is, and always will be, the children whom we serve each and everyday.
Thank you Mrs. Leto for staying true to your vision and continuing to foster a love for learning in every child.
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