NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott visited Harvest last Wednesday. He was so impressed by his visit, that he praised Harvest in his speech at Thursday’s New York Times School for Tomorrow Conference:
Some have taken their innovative ideas and energy and created exciting new schools. Kate Burch, a former teacher at Humanities Preparatory Academy is one such leader. As graduate student, her master’s thesis and her passion ultimately became Harvest Collegiate High School. She and a team of exceptional teachers developed the school’s mission, curriculum and instructional model. Harvest opened last week with a 9th grade class of about 130 students. Groups of teachers like these will position our students to assume their roles as the next generation of leaders for our city and beyond.