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Heart, Mind & Body
Principal Perspective – Leading in a Time of Physical Distancing

Originally Aired: MONDAY, APRIL 27 AT 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST

Dawn Brooks Decosta, Ed.D.

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Dawn began her service of teaching 25 years ago and has worked as a teacher for the NYC DOE teaching in Harlem, NYC for 16 years and has served as Principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School (TMALS) for the past 9 years. Dawn Brooks-DeCosta, EdD will share how to incorporate culturally responsive pedagogy to maintain positive school culture during remote learning with an emphasis on the well-being of her staff, scholars and families through Ruler, Brain Breaks and Self-Care programs.

Dawn Brooks Decosta, Ed.D.

Principal, Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School

Dawn Brooks-DeCosta, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University, M.S. in Fine Art Education, Queens College; B.S. in Education, St. John’s University.
Dawn began her service of teaching 25 years ago and has worked as a teacher for the NYC DOE teaching in Harlem, NYC for 16 years and has served as Principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School (TMALS) for the past 9 years. Dawn Brooks-DeCosta, EdD will share how to incorporate culturally responsive pedagogy to maintain positive school culture during remote learning with an emphasis on the well-being of her staff, scholars and families through Ruler, Brain Breaks and Self-Care programs.