“The Renaissance Charter School’s first valedictorian has returned to the fold as a social studies teacher.
José Mane, 34, was part of this Jackson Heights, Queens, school’s inaugural graduating class in 1999. Now that he’s teaching classes, Mane said there’s just as much focus on student success as when he was taking classes.
‘There was something really special about what this school provided for me — it gave me direction and it allowed me to find my voice,’ said Mane, who teaches ninth- and 10th-grade social studies.”
Read the full article at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/best-nyc-high-schools-2015-renaissance-charter-school-article-1.2402002
CEI is proud to have worked with Renaissance Charter School for many years, including as a member of our first cohort of PICCS schools. PICCS stands for Partnership for Innovation in Compensation for Charter Schools. Learn more at www.piccs.org.